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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Port of Oakland cargo volume declined dramatically in January, the result of an ongoing West Coast waterfront labor dispute.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Appearing ever more desperate, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) President Robert McEllrath has issued a video pleading with his membership to “remain united and remain strong.”
Posted on 02/13 at 03:29 PM
West Coast Ports •
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
PMA members will temporarily suspend premium-pay weekend and holiday vessel operations on four upcoming dates
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Federal mediators will begin working with the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to ratify a new contract.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The “good news story” of the season appears to be generated by officials at The Port of Oakland, who report that it has taken additional steps in an ongoing effort to manage a surge of inbound container vessel calls.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
While U.S. manufacturers and retailers have been bemoaning the ongoing labor/management crisis at West Coast ports, the situation is becoming increasingly dire for U.S. agriculture and forest products exporters.
Friday, November 14, 2014
The PMA is asking the ILWU to agree to a temporary contract extension so that Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs), truck drivers, and other stakeholders may be spared ongoing hardship.
Posted on 11/14 at 04:04 PM
West Coast Ports •
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
More talking remains before the deal is done
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Pacific Northwest trucker's action creates new layer of complexity