The latest news and insight on the current state of U.S. Ports, including infrastructure investment, new services, labor issues, and global trade volumes.

West Coast ports still have work to do

Posted 02/23 · 06:35 AM · LM Editorial
While the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have arrived at a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports, questions still remain about productivity.
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Obama administration gets tough with ILWU/PMA

Posted 02/20 · 09:16 AM · LM Editorial
Meanwhile, Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein both issued a letter appealing to reason
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ILWU takes the day off at Port of Oakland

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.
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U.S. West Coast Ports Face New Competitive Threat: Mexico

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.

Message to Presidents and CEOs: Chaos at the West Coast Ports Equals Chaos for Your Supply Chain

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.

Supply Chain Managers Wait For ILWU to Compromise

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.
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NOL spins off APL Logistics

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).
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Port of Oakland gives shippers update on labor/management talks

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.
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Transpacific ocean cargo carriers will impose new rate hike

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

West Coast Ports Suspend Weekend Hours

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.
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