The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
Port of Oakland
Port of Oakland
12 Mar 2014
Carriers’ schedule reliability from Shanghai to Oakland, Calif., showed the greatest variation in eastbound Asia-to-Southern California route performances...
06 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Jurisdictional disputes between dockworkers and other waterfront unions in the U.S. will intensify in the coming years as technology and automation eliminate some traditional jobs, but also create new jobs maintaining and repairing sophisticated new machines, a machinist union executive told the JOC’s TPM conference this week in Long Beach.
25 Feb 2014
The vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association called upon California’s political leadership to help return the ports to a “virtuous cycle” in which growing cargo volumes generate the revenue needed to build infrastructure and pay for environmental improvements.
04 Feb 2014
Container volumes moving through West Coast ports in 2013 increased 2 percent compared to 2012. Loaded import containers also increased 2 percent, as did loaded export containers, according to numbers posted on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association.
06 Jan 2014
U.S. West Coast ports have arrived at a “crossroads” in 2014, according to the head of the Pacific Maritime Association.
03 Jan 2014
West Coast employers in 2014 are bracing for what could be the most frustrating contract negotiations they’ve had with the powerful International Longshore and Warehouse Union in decades.
02 Jan 2014
Containerized exports from West Coast ports surged 15 percent year-over-year in November, and imports increased 12 percent...
04 Dec 2013
Container traffic at West Coast ports declined 3 percent in October compared to the same month last year. Imports were down 4 percent and exports dropped 2 percent.
03 Dec 2013
One of the major headaches U.S. ports encounter in managing container trade flows is the imbalance in demand for loaded imports and exports. Ports handling more loaded imports than exports wind up with a lot of empties sitting around, taking up precious container yard space. Ports that focus on exports may have to scramble to find enough empties to load.
26 Nov 2013
The Port of Oakland and the California Trucking Association are urging independent truck drivers not to carry through with a yet another strike in the harbor that is planned for Nov. 27.