US court rules in favour of ICTSI in long-running Portland case

US court rules in favour of ICTSI in long-running Portland case

Manila-headquartered International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) has been handed $93.6m by a federal jury in the US over a long running case relating to a terminal it used to operate in Portland in the state of Oregon.

The court case found the local chapter of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union had sabotaged shipping traffic through years of labour slowdowns and stoppages.

ICTSI Oregon signed a 25-year lease in 2010 to operate Terminal 6 at the port of Portland but left the port two years ago amid acute worker fallout.

Portland has not had a container terminal operator working at its port since ICTSI left.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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