Washington

Washington

22 Aug 2014
Protests will continue on the U.S. West Coast against Israel-based Zim Integrated Shipping Services, as new actions are scheduled in Seattle and Tacoma next week.
19 Aug 2014
The ports of Tacoma and Seattle each reported July container volume totals this week, and while Tacoma saw continued growth in cargo, Seattle’s traffic spiraled downward with drastic year-over-year volume drops.
13 Aug 2014
Following up on an announcement last week by DP World that it is not accepting U.S.-bound rail cargo at its Vancouver, British Columbia, terminal, Hapag-Lloyd advised customers that two voyages this week will discharge containers at U.S. West Coast ports.
12 Aug 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union late Monday, Aug. 11, reached a tentative agreement with grain terminals in the Pacific Northwest, potentially ending two years of lockouts, picketing and interruptions in U.S. grain exports.
Weekly wrap-up for August 9, 2014
08 Aug 2014
Troubles in the Pacific Northwest dominated the news this week.
08 Aug 2014
Despite pleas for relief, the United Grain Corp.
05 Aug 2014
West Coast container volumes are up noticeably compared to last year.
05 Aug 2014
The United Grain export terminal in Vancouver, Washington, which has been picketed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union since dockworkers were locked out the facility in February 2013, is urging national farm interests to join the company in convincing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assign inspectors so grain exports can return to normal.
04 Aug 2014
Negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association, which represents a half-dozen export facilities in Oregon and Washington, are not concluded, though both parties say weekend bargaining has gone well.
Clear sailing
27 Jul 2014
Even though it now looks like it will be sometime in August before a new agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers is in place, no one is panicking and tensions appear low. Why?
Pause button
26 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association have recessed contract negotiations for the coming week so ILWU officers can participate in unrelated contract talks with grain handlers in the Pacific Northwest.