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November 12, 2014  

 

ILWA CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

PORT CONGESTION IN LOS ANGELES, LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA†††††††††

 

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LA-Long Beach container ship backup reaches 2-year high.

Twelve container ships were anchored in the waters off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach this morning, the most waiting at one time in San Pedro Bay in two years, surpassing the previous record set on Oct. 26 as congestion continues to crush the largest container gateway in the Americas.

 

Truck turn times escalate in LA-Long Beach, HTA reports

 

Truck turn times at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex have increased more than 30 percent since last year, according to statistics provided by the Harbor Trucking Association to JOC.com, a result of crisis-level congestion.

 

ILWU members walk out in Oakland

 

Dockworkers at Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma picked up their productivity a bit this weekend, but the situation turned bad in Oakland when members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union walked off their jobs for three consecutive shifts.

 

A wide coalition of shippers and transportation providers are urging President Obama to send in a federal mediator to help reach a U.S. West Coast labor contract deal.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE

Los Angeles, Long Beach port truckers contemplating strike

 

Truck drivers wait for the California United Terminal to open at the Port of Long Beach. Some companies say they are waiting hours to receive cargo.Truck drivers carrying goods from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports said they would resume their strikes at port terminals and truck facilities if their labor issues continue to go unanswered. Port truck drivers addressed the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners on Friday to take action against trucking firms who they say misclassify them as independent contractors instead of employees, which drivers say allows firms to skirt following labor laws and avoid paying them fair wages.

 

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 clientís cargo stands in movement towards its final destination. While we canít control the situation we can keep you informed.

 

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