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Posted 02/19 · 12:16 PM · LM Editorial
Port of Oakland marine terminal operations halted today as longshore workers took the day off for a union meeting.
Posted 02/19 · 09:16 AM · SCMR Editorial
The epic-length labor contract negotiations between U.S. dockworkers and management on the West Coast took its toll among shippers of perishable commodities last season, but the supply chains of other industries were also severely disrupted.
Posted 02/18 · 04:02 PM · LM Editorial
In 2002, I spoke at a supply chain forum for Presidents and CEOs. Since there was a labor dispute going on at the ports on the west coast at the time, I asked a hypothetical question: “What would happen if the west coast ports shut down, and you were not able to get products delivered in a timely manner?” Thirteen years later, this hypothetical question has become a reality for many companies.
Posted 02/17 · 09:06 AM · SCMR Editorial
Addressing his constituents as “brothers and sisters,” McEllrath maintains that the PMA is trying to influence public opinion by distorting the details of ongoing contract negotiations.
Posted 02/17 · 06:24 AM · LM Editorial
Speculation first reported in Logistics Management that APL Logistics was up for sale has been confirmed. In a statement issued yesterday, Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) indicated it is spinning off the third-party arm for $1.2 billion to Japan’s Kintetsu World Express (KWE).
Posted 02/09 · 02:00 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland today released an update on seaport operations and the status of waterfront labor talks.
Posted 02/09 · 09:55 AM · LM Editorial
Cargo demand for Asian containerized imports has remained strong through the typically slower winter season and heading into the Lunar New Year holidays, according to container line data collected by the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement
Posted 02/06 · 05:57 PM · LM Editorial
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced today that weekend vessel loading and unloading operations will be temporarily suspended this weekend, with yard, rail and gate operations continuing at terminal operators’ discretion.
Posted 02/05 · 11:38 AM · LM Editorial
While surface transportation received a fair amount of funding in the White House’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget, which was released earlier this week, the early feedback from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is that more attention–primarily in the form of increased funding–is needed to meet the international trade needs of the U.S. economy.
Posted 02/04 · 08:56 PM · LM Editorial
Seeking to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association has made an “all-in” contract offer that would significantly increase compensation to members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).