BLOODY THURSDAY

Forget what your calendar says.  It is not Wednesday.  Today is actually Bloody Thursday.  It is the one day of the year the longshoremen will not work – in any capacity – on the waterfront.  Bloody Thursday is always honored on July 5th and commemorates the violent end to an 83-day strike as well as the birth of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

Click here to learn more about why the ILWU recognize this day.  Since nothing is moving on or off dock today, you will have a little time to read up on the history of the ILWU.

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SHARK TANK

Let's talk mergers and acquisitions....

Let’s talk mergers and acquisitions….

Maersk is proceeding with the merger of Hamburg-Sud, who had already taken over CCNI in 2015.

Hapag-Lloyd expects to have United Arab Shipping Company fully integrated into their operations by the fourth quarter of this year.

CMA-CGM has assimilated APL/NOL into their operational network.

K-Line, NYK and MOL’s joint venture Ocean Network Express (ONE) is clearing regulatory hurdles and is on track for operations to begin in April 2018.

Fresh on the heels of last year’s COSCO and China Shipping merger, there are persistent rumors of COSCO taking over or merging with OOCL.

We will keep you posted as all these changes, and future mergers, take hold.

DEVINE ABOUT TOWN

Devine employees make an effort to stay connected with our customers and our industry. Here are just a few pictures of what we have been up to lately.

Thomas Radcliff touring TraPac's automated terminal in Southern California.  For those that have not met Thomas, he is the tall guy in the center.

Thomas Radcliff touring TraPac’s automated terminal in Southern California. For those that have not met Thomas, he is the tall guy in the center.

Richard Coyle participating in a CalTrans meeting in Truckee to review and improve upon the winter road closures of 2017.

Richard Coyle participating in a CalTrans meeting in Truckee to review and improve upon the winter road closures of 2017.

Bennie Gamble, Karen Vellutini, Thomas Radcliff and Shelby Lowe coordinating a terminal tour of SSA in Oakland.

Bennie Gamble, Karen Vellutini, Thomas Radcliff and Shelby Lowe coordinating a terminal tour of SSA in Oakland.

Karen Vellutini giving an update to the Port of Oakland's Port Efficiency Task Force.

Karen Vellutini giving an update to the Port of Oakland’s Port Efficiency Task Force.

NAME THAT PART

Name That Part July 2017Do you know what this part is? It is something used in truck or container transportation.

Play “Name That Part” by liking us on Facebook.  Click here to be directed to our Facebook page and place your guess.

Good luck!

FROM NORTHERN NEVADA

Eric Jackson competes at the Reno Riverfestival held along the Truckee River in the center of town. (Scott Sady)

Eric Jackson competes at the Reno Riverfestival held along the Truckee River in the center of town. (Scott Sady)

RENO – ONE OF AMERICA’S 25 BEST TOWNS IN 2017

Outside Magazine tapped Reno as the “Best Low-Key Hideout.”

According to the magazine, “Reno is home to the world’s tallest ­climbing wall (164 feet, at BaseCamp, located at the Whitney Park Hotel), year-round desert mountain biking, a half-mile-long downtown whitewater-kayaking park, and the 55-degree chutes at Mount Rose, just 25 minutes uphill from the slot machines.

The up-and-coming Midtown neighborhood embodies the city’s changing vibe: tattoo parlors, record shops, and vintage-clothing haunts sit side by side with whiskey cocktails at Chapel Tavern, gumbo and cat­fish at the Mustard Seed, and elk burgers at Midtown Eats.”

Be sure to check out the video of Reno-area activities in the column to the right.

ACTIVITIES GALORE

Looking for things to do this summer? Reno has events to suit everyone from foodies to festival-goers.  Click on the image above for a short video highlighting all the area’s summer and fall goings-on.

Reno Balloon Race Dawn Patrol 2012

AMAZON VS JETSON

Amazon’s vision of a drone delivery center where trucks deliver cargo and an army of drones deliver shipments to the consumer.

Amazon Hive Drone Delivery System

Hannah-Barbera’s vision of a cartoon featuring a space-age family, the Jetsons, where their flying vehicle approaches home.

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CYBERATTACK MAULS MAERSK

Maersk Cntr LiftMaersk Line is limping back after being hit with the ransomware virus Petya on June 27, 2017. The cyberattack crippled operations and communications worldwide.  The line is slowly bringing global terminal operations back on-line. It is an arduous process, and, in the meantime, many operational functions are being handled manually.

In Oakland, we have not experienced any issues with the release of imports traveling on a Maersk bill of lading.

FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT

Driver 2134 Rinat Yagudin w New Truck 001DRAYAGE DRIVER PROTESTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Much has been written on this subject, and we are not going to go into detail covering the stance of each side.  Suffice it to say the trucking industry has room for all models. It should not be a “one size fits all” proposition. Drivers should be able to choose to be an independent entrepreneur or an employee.  It is a big table, and everyone is welcome.