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Posted March 23, 2015

We recently received news that the port workers in Valparaiso, Chile, began a strike yesterday, March 16th. Initially the strike was supposed to last only 24 hours, but, as of now, it is scheduled to continue through today.

We hope to receive more information this morning and will keep you informed of the situation as it progresses.

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Posted March 23, 2015

The Port of Oakland’s largest container terminal was shut down Wednesday at noon due to an ILWU attempt to independently impose manning requirements that had failed to make it into the tentative agreement between the ILWU and PMA that was reached on February 20th.

According to the Journal of Commerce, the incident caused a great deal of concern because it became evident that ILWU locals were willing to challenge a coast-wide agreement created by an international union, and also because the agreement still has to be reviewed by an ILWU caucus of 90 delegates, who may recommend that the contr

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Posted March 23, 2015

On Monday, Barbours Cut Terminal at the Port of Houston was shut down due to a collision between two vessels which caused a leak of flammable liquid cargo. The volatile and colorless liquid, known as methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) is an additive used to raise the oxygen content of gasoline. It is difficult to determine how much liquid was actually spilled, but the leak was contained in 90 minutes.

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Posted March 9, 2015

In light of the harsh winter weather hitting the East Coast, please see the following statement about the operating hours at the Port of NY/NJ :
“Please note that GCT Bayonne will keep it’s inbound gate open till 9pm next Monday (9th), Tuesday (10th), and Wednesday (11th). Cutoffs for double moves will be 9pm. Reefers will be 5pm.
On Thursday and Friday, the inbound gate will return to 6pm closure.
Double move cutoff will be 6pm. Reefers will be 5pm.”
For the Port of Newark:
“Saturday, March 7, 2015, PCNT will be open 7:00am to 3:00pm servicing all imports.

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Posted March 6, 2015

Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, the Maher Terminal at the Port of NY/NJ closed their truck line operations at 12 noon today. They will process the remaining trucks on terminal and plan to resume operations at 6:00 a.m. Should there be any changes they will notify via burst email and the Maher website. Additionally, APMT cut inbound processing today at 12:30.

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