Despite mediator, war of words escalates between ILWU, PMA
Despite the involvement of a federal mediator
in contract negotiations over the past week, West Coast dockworkers are
continuing their policy of work slowdowns and the withholding of skilled
labor, bringing West Coast ports to the brink of “complete gridlock,” the
Pacific Maritime Association said Monday.
Carrier surcharge to boost shipper costs through
Importers and exporters who ship through the Port of
Portland, Oregon, will experience higher costs next month because of work
slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
US exporter layoffs highlight West Coast port congestion damage
A Washington state-based timber company said it will lay
off an unspecified number of workers at its Longview liquid packaging site because
the labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and
the Pacific Maritime Association has hampered its ability to ship certain
still aiming for gray chassis pool launch next month
Port of Los Angeles Executive
Director Gene Seroka said the Southern California
ports continue to work toward a Feb. 1 roll-out date for a neutral or gray
chassis concept in the busiest U.S. port complex, despite the protracted
contract negotiations between the longshore union and waterfront employers.
Our regulatory experts are monitoring the
situation and keeping a close eye on labor negotiations, which began on May
12, 2014. In the meantime we are checking shipment status on a daily/hourly
basis to see where our client’s cargo stands in movement towards its final
destination. While we can’t control the situation we can keep you informed.
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