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3:48 pm on Wednesday February 4, 2009

Port, union leaders ready deal to get shipper to stay put

On the same day that Maersk confirmed plans to reduce its calls on Charleston's ports some 42% by March 3, comes news that our port and union leaders have created an "aggressive" plan to get Maersk to keep their business put. Read more stories on...
6:18 am on Wednesday December 24, 2008

Ron Brinson: Maersk asked too much, but unions share some blame

Ron Brinson writes in today's Post and Courier about the ongoing troubles between Charleston's ports, its unions, and Maersk. In part: Maersk is well-managed with understandable cost control objectives. But it also has a master International...
12:47 pm on Thursday December 18, 2008

Maersk makes good on threat, it's leaving Charleston's ports

Image by MaerskImage by 20081218-maersk.jpg Update December 19, 7 p.m.: It's looking possible that there could be more negotiations. Read more. First reporting: After unions rejected a cost-cutting proposal, Maersk has announced it's going to stop...
2:56 am on Sunday December 14, 2008

Union gives port cost-cutting measure a thumbs down

Image by Flickr user Ma Rui Image by 20081213-maersk.jpg Members of International Longshoremen's Association in Charleston have rejected a proposal by Maersk to reduce costs. Maersk, the world's biggest shipping line, accounts for a quarter of...