International Longshore and Warehouse Union

International Longshore and Warehouse Union

17 Dec 2014
FedEx was forced to turn away freight because of slowdowns at West Coast ports, a reminder of how port congestion is hurting the bottom lines of not just shippers but also the inland transportation providers they depend on.
07 Nov 2014
The executive director of the Port of Los Angeles called upon the Pacific Maritime Association, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, terminal operators and PierPass Inc. to do everything within their power to clear out the congestion that is devastating the Southern California port complex.
Port of Seattle
07 Nov 2014
A wide coalition of shippers and transportation providers are urging President Obama to send in a federal mediator to help reach a U.S. West Coast labor contract deal.
05 Nov 2014
Cargo backlogs at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are mounting due to work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, threatening vessel arrivals scheduled for the weekend.
03 Nov 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union late Monday rejected accusations that they were engaging in a concerted effort to slow down cargo-handling operations at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, saying waterfront employers’ charges are a “bold-faced lie.”
03 Nov 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is engaging in work slowdown actions at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, waterfront employers say, raising fears that the tactics could spread to Los Angeles-Long Beach, the nation’s largest container gateway.
Port of Los Angeles
28 Oct 2014
Congestion continues to plague Los Angeles-Long Beach despite efforts by terminal operators to remain open longer and use all longshore labor at their disposal.
Image shows three container ships in San Pedro Bay on Oct. 27. Source: Marine Exchange of Southern California.
27 Oct 2014
Eleven container ships were anchored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Sunday, the most waiting at one time in San Pedro Bay in two years, as gridlock persisted at the largest container gateway in the Americas.
22 Oct 2014
Hamburg Süd said it has taken steps to combat significant delays in vessel arrivals and departures at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as severe congestion at the largest port complex in the Americas has reached a new level of intensity.
20 Oct 2014
More than 100 national, state and local organizations have signed a letter urging a speedy agreement on a West Coast port labor contract “to allay growing concerns of thousands of businesses” that rely on the ports.
Port of Los Angeles
20 Oct 2014
The executive director of the Port of Los Angeles said efforts to fix the congestion problem in Southern California will fall short until the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association negotiate a new contract.
17 Oct 2014
An on-again, off-again dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and ICTSI, operator of Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland, once again shut down the port’s only container terminal for two days this week.