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 January 20, 2015       

 

REAL PICTURE OF THE WEST COAST ISSUES:

 

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PORT BACK LOG IN LOS ANGELES

 

 

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TRUCK BACK UP LOG IN LOS ANGELES

 

In addition to larger ships — and LA/Long Beach officials made it clear that they expect 18,000, even 20,000 TEU ships to be used on services to the West Coast — Gardner believes LA/Long Beach ports face a challenge because of a “fundamental lack of additional real estate that is needed to accommodate all of the land-side activities associated with servicing mega-ships,” a need for more rail infrastructure, a need for more chassis and lack of truck drivers.

 

ILWU to protest restricted night shift at Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach

Councilman believes ports have taken "another step closer to a lockout."

By Chris Dupin |

 

In what seems a discouraging sign for shippers and others hoping for a resolution of the contract talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the employer group Pacific Maritime Association, a rally is being organized for next week to protest the decision to limit the amount of work being done at congested marine terminals in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino said he expects 5,000 people to show up for a demonstration and march down Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro next Thursday. This week, the PMA eliminated night shifts for ILWU gangs that load and unload containerships at marine terminals in the two Southern California ports.

 

 

 

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.

 

 The information contained in this newsletter has been compiled from various industry newsletters and other public sources. While we use reasonable efforts to furnish accurate and up-to-date information Page & Jones, Inc. is not liable or responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information contained herein.

 



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