Monday, February 16, 2015
Maritime News

Bottleneck from U.S. Port Drama Pushes up Global Freight Rates

A U.S. West Coast port strike is pushing up shipping freight rates as delays in offloading and taking on new cargo mean container ships are unavailable for new orders.

February 16, 2015
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Maritime News

Canada Ports Win as Container Ships Divert on Labor Concern

Traffic at Canada's Port of Prince Rupert soared 49 percent in July from a year earlier as container ships try to avoid delays from a possible strike by U.S. West Coast longshoremen.

August 27, 2014
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Ports

Costly Shutdown Threatening West Coast Ports Spurs Talks

Twelve years after a labor dispute closed West Coast ports and cost the U.S. economy $1 billion a day, negotiators on both sides want to avoid a repeat that could be twice as expensive.

July 1, 2014
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Monday, June 23, 2014
Maritime News

Longshoremen Contract Talks Threaten U.S. West Coast Ports

Business groups are urging longshoremen and their employers to avoid a dispute that could cripple ports along the West Coast and affect billions of dollars in commerce.

June 23, 2014
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Friday, March 8, 2013
Ports

Dock Workers Reach Tentative Deal At NY, NJ Ports

By Hilary Russ March 7 (Reuters) – Longshoremen in New York and New Jersey, who handle shipments at the largest port on the U.S. East Coast, have reached a tentative...

March 8, 2013
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Friday, December 28, 2012
Ports

Port Strike on HOLD: Dockworkers and Employers Agree to 30-day Extension

By Brooke Sutherland Dockworkers and their employers reached a tentative agreement on royalty payments, averting a strike that would have shut down eastern U.S. ports for the first time in...

December 28, 2012
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Ports

New York Harbor Oil Terminals Expected to Operate Through Strike

Oil terminals in the New York Harbor are expected to operate through a dock workers strike scheduled for later this week, traders and sources close to port operations said on...

December 27, 2012
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Ports

Looming Port Strike Deadline Puts Pressure on Obama to Intervene

By Brooke Sutherland President Barack Obama is facing pressure to intervene and prevent a strike that would gridlock eastern U.S. ports and risk damaging industries from retail to manufacturing. Federal...

December 27, 2012
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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Ports

Strike Looms at U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports as Talks Break Down

By Marcy Nicholson NEW YORK – Dock workers on the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts moved closer to a potential strike, which would disrupt the delivery of everything from furniture...

December 19, 2012
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Ports

With West Coast Ports Strike Over, Focus Shifts to East and Gulf Coast Ports

Freight shippers are starting to make contingency plans in case labor strife idles seaports along the U.S. East Coast, just as they begin recovering from an eight-day work stoppage that...

December 6, 2012
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Ports

APM Terminals Accused of Spying

COPENHAGEN, Dec 6 (Reuters) – A U.S. port workers union has accused APM Terminals, a port operator of A.P. Moller-Maersk, of spying on union representatives in Los Angeles by tapping their phones....

December 6, 2012
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LA-LB Strike a Reaction to 1950’s Technology

By Marc Levinson (Bloomberg) — Striking clerks at the nation’s largest port complex, in Southern California, agreed to return to work on Dec. 5, leaving Americans puzzled why a dispute...

December 6, 2012
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Interesting

Strike Ends, Ports of L.A.-Long Beach Return to Full Operations

By Dan Whitcomb and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The largest U.S. cargo shipping complex resumed full operations on Wednesday after harbor clerks and management settled an eight-day strike...

December 5, 2012
Total Views: 44

Ports

L.A.-Long Beach Port Strike: Clerical Workers and Management Agree to Federal Mediation

Striking clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have agreed with management to federal mediation in hopes to put an end to a week long strike...

December 5, 2012
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Ports

Cargo Ships Stack Up At Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as Strike Continues

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Freighters with no place to unload their cargo lined up at anchorages off Los Angeles and Long Beach for a seventh day on Monday as shippers...

December 3, 2012
Total Views: 479

Friday, November 30, 2012
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Interesting

“Logistics Nightmare” Grows off California Coast as Port Strike Disrupts Holiday Shipments

(Bloomberg) — California ports handling about a third of U.S. container shipments were largely closed because of a strike, stranding vessels carrying last-minute cargos for the holiday-shopping season. Seven of...

November 30, 2012
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ports

US Port Strike Crisis Averted… For Now

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director, George H. Cohen, today issued a promising statement concerning the ongoing labor negations between the United States Maritime Alliance and International Longshoremen’s Association that, in the...

September 20, 2012
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Ports

Longshoremen, East Coast Ports Employers Agree to Talk Out Differences

Federal mediators have stepped in to try to jumpstart stalled contract negotiations between dockworkers and employers at U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports, a standoff that had threatened to snarl...

September 6, 2012
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Friday, August 31, 2012
Ports

U.S. Dockworkers’ Union Seeks Port Employers’ Final Contract Terms

The International Longshoremen’s Association has sent a written request for final contract terms to the group representing U.S. East and Gulf Coast port employers. Talks on a new deal to...

August 31, 2012
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Monday, August 27, 2012
Ports

U.S. Port Dispute: Plan for Plan B, Retail Group Warns

U.S. retailers could be forced within days to find alternative ways to import goods unless the threat of a strike by domestic dockworkers at ports stretching from Maine to Texas...

August 27, 2012
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