Port of Seattle LogoPort of Seattle Joins Green Marine – The Port of Seattle has become the first U.S. West Coast port to join Green Marine, a voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry. The initiative addresses nine environmental issues with the goal of continuous improvement and commitment toward sustainability.

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ILA Finally Approves Six Year Contract – On Wednesday, April 10th, the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) approved a six-year labor contract. Retailers are hoping this means port operations from Boston to Houston will remain stable.

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Port of Tauranga Opens Expanded Container Terminal – New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga has opened an expanded container terminal facility. The expansion included a $30 million extension to wharf length, a 170 meter increase, a new gantry crane and six new straddle carriers.

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China to Build Biggest Port in Africa – China is going to invest $10 billion to build a new port in Tanzania, just northwest of Dar es Salaam. The port’s main use will be the exporting of raw materials to China and importing manufactured goods from China.

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