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