International Longshore and Warehouse Union

International Longshore and Warehouse Union

25 Nov 2014
Congestion at West Coast ports could get slightly worse over the Thanksgiving weekend as longshoremen and employers take time off to celebrate the holiday.
Weekly wrap-up: ILWU-PMA talks, 2M’s FMC approval and intermodal troubles
11 Oct 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated on JOC.com this past week, as labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association could finally be heating up. Five of the Top 10 stories on JOC.com in the past week focused on the issue.
09 Oct 2014
Dockworkers in Los Angeles-Long Beach are making the already terrible congestion problems at marine terminals insufferable by pulling trucks over and requiring inspections that reportedly go far beyond the normal safety procedures.
09 Oct 2014
Dragged-out negotiations for a new West Coast longshore contract are adding to congestion and delays at ports and threatening supply chains for holiday-season goods, the National Retailers Federation warned.
Port of Los Angeles
06 Oct 2014
Congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach grew worse over the weekend, with no relief in sight as peak-season container volumes descend on the largest U.S. port complex.
02 Oct 2014
As U.S. ports ponder the inevitability of automating their terminal operations, they must answer two key questions -- how soon, and how much to invest?
U.S. intermodal market share of the NAFTA market dropped from 79.5 percent in the January-to-September period in 2013 to 79.2 percent in the same period in 2014.
02 Oct 2014
Canadian intermodal volume growth continues to outpace U.S. intermodal traffic gains, potentially reflecting shippers’ diverting of shipments to western Canadian ports to avoid potential U.S. West Coast labor disruptions.
01 Oct 2014
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach should expect in the next few years to receive receive regular calls by vessels with capacities of 18,000 20-foot container units, while East Coast ports sooner than they expect may be served by the new Panamax vessels of up to 14,000-TEU capacity, according to a port planner.
30 Sep 2014
A Zim Integrated Shipping Services ship forced to abandon its scheduled call at the Port of Oakland over the weekend is now docked at the Port of Long Beach and unloading.
Weekly wrap-up: Maersk news, carrier rankings and LA fire
27 Sep 2014
Maersk Line-related stories dominated on JOC.com this past week. The No. 1 container carrier again made news with more 2M developments, plans for new ship orders and comments from its CEO.
Port of Los Angeles
24 Sep 2014
Retailers today bemoan the fact that the ILWU and Pacific Maritime Association negotiations have dragged on for more than four months still without conclusion. But they may not recall that it took the ILA and the U.S. Maritime Alliance 13 months to finalize their current contract in April 2013.
23 Sep 2014
Negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association will likely conclude without a strike or lockout, former Maersk port executive Tony Scioscia told the IANA conference in Long Beach this week.