Labor

News & Analysis

11 May 2016
Far-reaching regulation will affect many smaller U.S. transport operators, shippers as well as large companies.
15 Apr 2016
LONG BEACH, California — Pacific Maritime Association President Jim McKenna on Friday formally requested that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union join employers in launching early talks to extend the existing West Coast labor contract beyond its July 1, 2019, expiration date.
08 Apr 2016
Longshoremen working for terminal operator Patrick at the Australian port of Fremantle have been on strike since Wednesday with another action planned for Sydney’s Autostrad Terminal April 13 to increase pressure on Patrick to reach an agreement on employment terms and conditions.
04 Apr 2016
Ocean containers are piling up at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, threatening to impact normal operations at India’s biggest public port complex, as a stoppage by unionized workers handling rubber-tire gantry crane operations entered its fourth day on Monday.
22 Mar 2016
Some 4,000 dockworkers in Santos, Brazil, South America’s top port, carried out a wildcat and possibly illegal strike and picket Monday, slowing movement at four port terminals, including the two leading container facilities in the port.
21 Mar 2016
Three Great Lakes shipping organizations are urging the U.S. Coast Guard to reverse “glaring errors” that will sharply increase pilotage fees during the annual navigation season that started with Monday’s reopening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
11 Mar 2016
Bobby Olvera, recognized by employers for his aggressive leadership of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 13 in Southern California and by fellow longshoremen for his fierce defense of the waterfront contract, was re-elected this week as president of the largest ILWU local.
02 Mar 2016
The Mediterranean port of Marseille Fos is seeing stronger container growth compared to the industry average in Europe, a result the port attributes to shippers becoming more convinced that the port’s days of labor strife are in the past.
01 Mar 2016
For the first time since the grueling contract negotiations of 2014-15, the presidents of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association said they are willing to raise with their memberships the possibility of extending the existing agreement beyond the July 1, 2019, expiration date in the interests of labor peace.
06 Jan 2016
If an uncertain global economy wasn’t enough for shippers and transportation providers, 2016 will be filled with major changes, from the massive container shipping weight mandate to liner consolidation. Other threats and opportunities will likely emerge during the year, but the 10 trends outlined here will definitely be in play and impact global supply chains. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.