Congestion at West Coast ports could get slightly worse over the Thanksgiving weekend as longshoremen and employers take time off to celebrate the holiday.
Port of Seattle
Port of Seattle
05 Nov 2014
The Port of Portland is issuing a challenge to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association: Revamp the collective bargaining model that has been in existence at West Coast ports for the past 80 years because it isn’t working.
04 Nov 2014
Long truck lines and a shortage of skilled labor plagued the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Tuesday, adding to the ports’ already deep congestion problems and instilling fears among importers and exporters of potential gridlock at the largest U.S. port complex.
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.
31 Oct 2014
Despite nine months that included historic congestion, rumblings of diversions and the lack of a West Coast port contract, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach nabbed a bigger piece of the West Coast volume pie through the first three quarters of 2014.
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.
07 Oct 2014
The ports of Seattle and Tacoma are taking a bold step to improve the competitiveness of the Pacific Northwest gateway by unifying the planning, marketing and management of their marine cargo terminals and related functions under a single body.
30 Sep 2014
Maritime cargo activity at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma supported 48,100 direct, indirect and induced jobs and $4.1 billion in income and re-spending in the region, according to a study released Tuesday by Martin Associates.
29 Sep 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of Seattle Monday signed an agreement to split the cost of a feasibility study for the deepening of the east and west waterways to 55 feet from the current depths of 34 and 51 feet.
21 Sep 2014
U.S. ports are under increasing pressure to modernize their facilities to handle larger vessels and keep their existing infrastructure up to par. Fortunately, for some ports, Uncle Sam is giving them a boost via Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
12 Sep 2014
The new CEO at the Port of Seattle takes over at a time when the port is losing volume and market share to competitors to its north and south.