California

California

01 Apr 2015
Container volumes at West Coast ports plummeted 24 percent in the first two months of the year compared to 2014 due work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, marine terminal congestion and the diversion of cargo to other ports.
06 Jul 2014
With no contract in place and a tradition of bucking its leadership to make a point, Southern California members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union may choose to honor Teamsters’ pickets on July 7 despite a pledge by its leadership in San Francisco that “cargo will keep moving” on the U.S. West Coast.
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.