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Port truckers stage protest at Port Klang

thestar.com

PORT KLANG: Thousands of container truck drivers stopped transporting goods for two hours to protest against depot operators in Northport and Westport.

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ILWU Dockworkers Can Honor Clerks’ Pickets, Arbitrator Rules

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The West Coast arbitrator who adjudicates labor disputes involving the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers on Wednesday ruled dockworkers in Los Angeles-Long Beach would not violate their contract if they honor a picket line established by office clerical workers in Southern California.

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Ocean Carriers’ Big Splash

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What’s going on with the world’s container carriers? Maersk Line and other large carriers say they’re no longer seeking additional market share. Maersk dropped plans to buy a final 10 18,000-TEU vessels, and executives say it may be a few years before it orders more ships because of an expected slowdown in container volume growth. It says it won’t hesitate to pull additional capacity this year if volumes don’t hold up.

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Container Yard

Carriers to Raise Pacific Rates Again in April

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Trans-Pacific eastbound ship lines say they’ll increase rates $400 per FEU in mid-April and ask for more in new service contracts.

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Potential Shipping Difficulties for Defense Exporters

If your company is an exporter of defense articles listed on the United States Munitions List (“USML“) and require a Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) license, you should be aware of recent events with certain international freight forwarders that could impact your supply chain.

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Ocean Cargo Carriers Plan to Restore Rate “Integrity”

logisticsmgmt.com

As 2012-13 contract negotiations begin, container shipping lines in the transpacific are readying themselves for tougher bargaining.

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Shipping Port

Trans-Pacific Spot Rate Jumps 27.6 percent

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Increase comes after Trans-Pacific Stabilization Agreement pushed rate increase

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