California

California

port activity at Oakland, California, SSA Terminal
01 Apr 2015
There is no more urgent question facing West Coast port directors in the aftermath of the devastating labor standoff than how to restore the trust of beneficial cargo owners. Yet with it being impossible for port directors to guarantee the reliability of the longshore workforce, finding a solution is tricky.
Weekly wrap-up for July 5, 2014
05 Jul 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated the news this past week, as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continued negotiations toward a new contract.
03 Jul 2014
Organizers backed by the Teamsters Union reportedly plan on July 7 to picket terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach and target the trucks of three drayage companies they have been trying to unionize.
Drewry’s benchmark spot rate from Hong Kong to Los Angeles jumped for the first time in five weeks.
02 Jul 2014
A $200 gain in the spot rate price per 40-foot container in trans-Pacific lanes could be short-lived, Drewry said today.
TraPac in LA
02 Jul 2014
Longshoremen are “hard-timing” the TraPac terminal at the Port of Los Angeles, in other words working much slower than normal.
ILWU, PMA negotiations
01 Jul 2014
Waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union did not reach a contract agreement by 5 p.m. today, as expected, but both sides indicated that there will be no cargo-handling disruption at U.S. West Coast ports while negotiations continue.
01 Jul 2014
The president and CEO of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce is calling on the International Longshore and Warehouse Unio
30 Jun 2014
Criticism of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union by an official of the International Association of Machinists provoked an angry response at the Agriculture Transportation Coalition conference in San Francisco at the weekend.
30 Jun 2014
With the deadline for negotiating a West Coast dockworker contract at hand, the executive director of the Port of Oakland urged both sides to reach a successful conclusion for the good of all West Coast ports.
File photo of Pier T at the Port of Long Beach
30 Jun 2014
With a potential U.S. West Coast labor disruption just days away, truck traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is reportedly slow and congested, making it difficult for some shippers to get containers out of the port complex that handles 40 percent of U.S. trade.
27 Jun 2014
Retailers are making new pleas for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association to agree on a contract and avoid a West Coast port shutdown after the ILWU-PMA contract expires next week.