Home Must Reads Governor Kitzhaber reenters Port of Portland chaos

Governor Kitzhaber reenters Port of Portland chaos

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, February 27, 2014

The conflict between longshore workers and terminal operator ICTSI Oregon Inc. has many trucking companies levying surcharges.

Gov. John Kitzhaber reentered the fray, asking the Port of Portland to seek an immediate independent review of the status of equipment in the beleaguered terminal. Longshore workers claim terminal operator ICTSI Oregon Inc. fails to provide enough working equipment to run the yard; others say longshoremen orchestrate the problem by “red-tagging”  machinery in good condition, sidelining it for repairs they conduct.

Whether blame rests with the longshore union or ICTSI or both, the conflict’s escalation could not come at a worse time for truckers, importers, exporters and other businesses that depend on the Port. Hanjin Shipping Co., already disenchanted with Portland for its chronic labor problems, is expected to announce any daywhether it will continue weekly transPacific calls that handle 78 percent of the Port’s container cargo.

Read more at OregonLive.com

 

Comments   

 
Guest
+1 #1 Port ChaosGuest 2014-02-27 19:12:01
Typical union, make everyone suffer their juvenile behavior.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Trends in business succession

News
Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


Read more...

Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


Read more...

Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


Read more...

13 West Coast seafood species now 'sustainable'

News
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Fishing OrBiz Fishing 0357 ADOBErgbCiting the transition to catch shares management as a key to rebuilding stocks and reducing bycatch, 13 species caught by the West Coast trawl fishery today earned designation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as sustainable.


Read more...

Powerlist: Credit Unions

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation about credit unions with the CEOs of Advantis Credit Union and OSU Federal Credit Union, followed by June's Powerlist.


Read more...

Portland: Where young people go to work?

News
Friday, June 06, 2014
UntitledBY KATIE AUSBURGER | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

How to build a hipster-friendly work environment.


Read more...

Who said we should sell in May?

Contributed Blogs
Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS