The following “Transportation Happenings” occurred during the past week that you may find of interest.
- According to recent reports, Gulf Ports will benefit most by the opening of the new locks in the Panama Canal – at the expense of West Coast Ports.
- West Coast Port Workers have ratified their Contract extension until 2022, which could prompt East/Gulf Coast Workers to the table early for their own new agreement prior to the present contract’s expiration.
- There is a move to initiate an U. S. Flag East Coast Feeder Service between Port Newark and the Port of Miami. It will also tie in to a new Feeder Service from Miami to Kingston, Cristobal and Freeport.
- Seaboard Marine has announced a second weekly service from Miami to Costa Rica.