Filed in Ocean Freight
Monday, December 24, 2012
This holiday season, let’s remember those toiling on the high seas, who make ocean cargo shipping the key symbol of globalization. It’s lonely and often dangerous work, done by professionals who – for the most part – remain background players in the worldwide distribution network. Without them, however, the backbone of the supply chain would surely crumble.
Friday, December 21, 2012
While shippers using East and Gulf Coast ports brace for the imminent strike of ILA dockworkers, the West Coast shipping community is also expressing concern.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In two separate letters, The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) called upon President Obama to engage directly in contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.
Friday, December 14, 2012
A potential labor strike by longshoremen along the US East and Gulf Coasts at the end of the year could have devastating economic consequences as inventory depletion, rerouting, hoarding, and price speculation ripple through supply chains of global companies, Marsh warned in a new report published this week.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Even though the nation’s top ocean cargo gateways have been virtually shut down for several days this past month, retailers are reporting a slight increase in inbound throughput.
To understand just how frustrated shippers have become with stalled labor/management talks, one need only read the latest plea for reason.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Federal mediators help reach a tentative agreement for Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach with the Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU").
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Top analysts help logistics and supply chain professionals better understand and overcome the mounting challenges of global transportation and logistics management.
Friday, November 30, 2012
While negotiating teams representing employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach meet with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU") today, several key terminals at both ocean cargo gateways are shut down.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has urged both parties in the LA Port labor dispute to return to the bargaining table