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U.S. West Coast ports try to stay above the labor/managment fray

Posted 11/07 · 03:19 PM · LM Editorial
While shippers are understandably shaken by the impasse in U.S. West Coast dockside labor talks, port authorities are resolute in taking a neutral position on the issue.
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Angry rhetoric in West Coast dockside labor negotiations intensifies

Posted 11/05 · 03:01 PM · LM Editorial
As contract negotiations resume today between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), a war of words and allegations has escalated in the trade press.
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Supply Chain Managers Face Dockside “Slowdowns” Staged by Dockside Labor

Posted 11/04 · 09:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
Despite assurances that The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been negotiating in good faith for a new contract, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are reporting labor “slowdowns” in recent weeks.
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West Coast port congestion worsens as management alleges ILWU work “slowdown”

Posted 11/03 · 03:06 PM · LM Editorial
Despite assurances that The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been negotiating in good faith for a new contract, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are reporting labor “slowdowns” in recent weeks.
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Port of Long Beach gives shippers more “free time” to ease congestion concerns

Posted 10/20 · 03:39 PM · LM Editorial
Southern California shippers are getting a break on container dwell expenses for the next ten days as the Port of Long Beach announced that it had added an extra three days to the time that overseas import containers can remain on the docks without charge.

Port of Long Beach to add new chassis to fleet

Posted 10/15 · 08:05 AM · LM Editorial
Port staff was directed by the full Harbor Commission at the urging of Slangerup to come up with a proposal within 30 days to obtain additional chassis.

Supply Chain Managers Concerned About Port Congestion

Posted 10/13 · 01:22 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to cope with Peak Season congestion, but operations are still sluggish.
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Port of Seattle and Tacoma launch “Alliance”

Posted 10/10 · 02:01 PM · LM Editorial
In an unprecedented move to strengthen the Puget Sound gateway, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma plan to unify marine cargo terminal management.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach work together to address congestion problems

Posted 10/09 · 05:50 PM · LM Editorial
The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles continue to cope with Peak Season congestion, but operations are still sluggish
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Logistics managers can help ports achieve their infrastructure goals

Posted 10/08 · 03:53 PM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has launched a campaign is urging Congress to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA).

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