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Port of Oakland terminals hit by labor action

According to an industry newsletter circulated by Devine Intermodal, there was a “labor action” staged today which caused numerous terminal disruptions. Devine also noted that there were conflicting reports as to why this event was staged.
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
April 04, 2011

A labor action at the Port of Oakland has shippers scrambling for distribution alternatives.

According to an industry newsletter circulated by Devine Intermodal, there was a “labor action” staged today which caused numerous terminal disruptions. Devine also noted that there were conflicting reports as to why this event was staged.

“Some say in honor of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Others say it is part of a larger movement against anti-union programs,” said Devine.

In the end, Devine added, “it doesn’t really matter. The fact remains not enough labor was made available to work the terminals in Oakland.

Here’s a current update:

*SSA closed. Not serving China Shipping; CMA-CGM; Evergreen; Hanjin; Hapag-Lloyd; Maersk; NYK; OOCL; U.S. Line; Yang Ming; and Zim.

*APL scheduled closure. Not serving APL; Evergreen; Hyundai; and MOL.

*Total open after a slow start. Serving Hanjin; K-Line; Maersk; MSC; Safmarine; Wan Hai; and Yang Ming.

*Ports of America Open. Serving APL; CCNI; COSCO; CSAV; Evergreen;: Hamburg-Sud; Hapag-Lloyd; Horizon; Hyundai; K-Line; Maersk; MOL; Polynesia; and Yang Ming.

Meanwhile, Port of Oakland told LM that a court order is now in place, and terminal workers will be at their jobs this evening.

“It will be a very busy evening,” said spokesmen.

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Patrick Burnson
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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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