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“Occupy Oakland” movement shuts down port

Maritime operations are still effectively shut down at the Port of Oakland following an evening of disruptive demonstrations associated with the national “Occupy Wall Street” movement
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
November 03, 2011

Maritime operations are still effectively shut down at the Port of Oakland following an evening of disruptive demonstrations associated with the national “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

According to port spokesmen, operations will not resume until “it is safe and secure to do so.”

“Safety, security, respect and dignity for everyone remain of paramount importance,” said Omar R. Benjamin, the port’s executive director.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which had earlier voiced support the action, has not been actively demonstrating. However, organized dockworkers and independent owner-operators of drayage vehicles have been stymied by the demonstration.

The event’s impact on shippers remains to measured, as mid-week night container moves are generally slack. But if the “Occupy Oakland” movement’s call for a general strike at the port persists, there is speculation that inbound vessels may diverted to other West Coast ocean cargo gateways.

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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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