Pacific Maritime Association

Pacific Maritime Association

container ships docked at the Port of Oakland
29 Dec 2014
Vessels on Monday continued to back up at anchor at the Port of Oakland and truck turn times were three hours or longer now that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has chosen the Northern California port as its latest target for work slowdowns on the West Coast.
Port of Oakland, November 2014
26 Dec 2014
The berthing delays that have seen ships back up at anchorage off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for the past several weeks are now spreading up the coast to Oakland, in a spillover effect from the Southern California congestion.
23 Dec 2014
The U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said today it’s reaching out to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to see whether it can help in labor talks with U.S. West Coast port employers, and if so, when it could aid.
22 Dec 2014
Confirming that eight months into negotiations progress has come to a standstill in West Coast longshore talks, employers on Monday requested federal mediators to enter the negotiations.
20 Dec 2014
As labor negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union heated up this week, JOC readers clamored for information on the topic.
02 Dec 2014
Meanwhile, West Coast ports continued to whittle away at the backlog of vessels and containers that had accumulated over the Thanksgiving weekend.
26 Nov 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association are meeting independently today to consider various issues that have been raised in contract negotiations, although they remain ready to reconvene face-to-face talks in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday if necessary.
21 Nov 2014
U.S. retailers today expressed their disappointment that coastwide U.S. West Coast port labor talks won’t begin until early December and reiterated their call for President Obama to get involved.
20 Nov 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association will not have a contract settlement until December at the earliest because the ILWU is suspending negotiations on coastwide issues until Dec. 2, according to the employers’ organization.
18 Nov 2014
U.S agriculture shippers yesterday urged President Obama to “intervene personally” by bringing in a federal mediators to help reach a U.S. West Coast labor contract deal and end slowdowns at West Coast ports.
18 Nov 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is still slowing down cargo-handling operations at all major West Coast Coast gateways while negotiations for a new contract continue in San Francisco, the Pacific Maritime Association said Monday.
14 Nov 2014
A just-released study commissioned by the Pacific Maritime Association argues that West Coast ports stand to lose significant volumes of cargo in the years following the Panama Canal expansion due to lower freight rates that will be offered on all-water Asia to East and Gulf coast services.
Seattle port
13 Nov 2014
The Pacific Maritime Association today called upon the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to immediately agree to a temporary contract extension in order to end job actions in Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma.
10 Nov 2014
Dockworkers at Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma picked up their productivity a bit this weekend, but the situation turned bad in Oakland when members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union walked off their jobs for three consecutive shifts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weekly wrap-up: Mega-alliances, LA-LB issues and trucking growth
20 Sep 2014
Issues at the Los Angeles-Long Beach were on JOC.com readers’ minds this week, along with mega-alliances and growth in the trucking industry.
Wrap-up
13 Sep 2014
A new carrier alliance entered the fray this week after weeks of feverish speculation.
Sad teddy bear
13 Mar 2014
The Toy Industry Association is advising its members to make contingency plans for their summer-fall shipments...
Trucks at the Port of Seattle
07 Nov 2013
Container volumes at West Coast ports increased 2 percent in September compared to the same month last year, according to numbers published on the website of the Pacific Maritime Association.
Port of Long Beach, container ships at Pier A
01 Oct 2013
West Coast ports in August enjoyed a welcome bump in container traffic after seven months of lackluster performance this year.
25 Apr 2013
Washington’s ports led the U.S. West Coast in container volume growth in 2012, according to the recently-released Pacific Maritime Association annual report.
Port of Oakland operations
24 Apr 2013
Modernization of cargo-handling operations and maintaining labor peace are foremost on the minds of West Coast waterfront employers as they look ahead to the expiration of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract on July 1, 2014.
Port of Los Angeles scene.
17 Dec 2012
LONG BEACH—The volume of containers in Los Angeles-Long Beach in November dropped 2 percent compared to the same month la
28 Nov 2012
The clerical workers’ strike that shut down the APM terminal in Los Angeles Tuesday spread Wednesday afternoon to nine more terminals in the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
27 Nov 2012
ILWU dockworkers refused to cross a picket line formed by office clerical workers on Tuesday, shutting down the large APM terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
21 Nov 2012
International Longshore and Warehouse Union dockworkers returned to work late Tuesday after Oakland Mayor Jean Quan broke
01 Nov 2012
Container volumes at West Coast ports declined 1 percent in September compared to September 2011, dragged down by exports
25 Oct 2012
Full operations resumed at the Port of Oakland Thursday morning, a day after the International Longshore and Warehouse Un
04 Oct 2012
Container volumes at West Coast ports inched up in August, with imports increasing slightly and exports decreasing a bit.