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gCaptain’s full coverage of contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) covering U.S. West Coast ports.


Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
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West Coast Ports Losing 1 Million TEUs Per Year to Eastward Import Shift

Over one million twenty-foot equivalent import containers per year have shifted away from U.S. West Coast ports, with Gulf Coast ports being the biggest

April 18, 2023
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Thursday, April 13, 2023
Stacked containers are shown as ships unload their cargo at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
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West Coast Labor Deal ‘Crucial’ as Container Demand Rebounds

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – There are “bright skies ahead” at the port of Los Angeles, according to its executive director, Gene Seroka, given

April 13, 2023
Total Views: 3791

Monday, April 10, 2023
A containership at the Port of Long Beach
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Normal Operations Return to Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

By Laura Curtis (Bloomberg) — Normal operations resumed at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as dockworkers returned to container terminals for

April 10, 2023
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Friday, April 7, 2023
The shipping ports of Los Angeles (top left) and Long Beach are seen from the window of a commercial aircraft over Long Beach, California, U.S. March 13, 2023. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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PMA Says ‘Coordinated Action’ By ILWU Shut Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports

By Laila Kearney April 7 (Reuters) – A shortage of West Coast port workers has forced the busiest U.S. ocean trade gateway to largely shut on Friday,

April 7, 2023
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FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind container cranes at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 14, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson/File Photo
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Los Angeles, Long Beach Terminal Closures Stretch to Second Day

By Laura Curtis (Bloomberg) — The largest container gateway into the US remained closed Friday morning as a shortage of dockworker labor that halted

April 7, 2023
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Monday, March 20, 2023
FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind container cranes at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 14, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson/File Photo
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West Coast Port Labor Talks Strained Over Lunch Breaks

By Laura Curtis (Bloomberg) — Negotiations over a new labor contract for West Coast dockworkers are under increasing strain as their employers say a

March 20, 2023
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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind container cranes at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 14, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson/File Photo
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Biden’s Supply Chain Envoy Says Automating Ports Doesn’t Have to Cost Jobs

By Laura Curtis (Bloomberg) — The White House’s supply-chain envoy said the ports and logistics industry must move toward automation, a sticking point

March 1, 2023
Total Views: 1389

Thursday, February 23, 2023
A containership at the Port of Long Beach
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ILWU and PMA Give Update on West Coast Port Negotiations

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are providing an update on negotiations for a new contract

February 23, 2023
Total Views: 4639

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Prolonged Labor Talks Raise Specter of Permanent Cargo Loss for West Coast Ports
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Prolonged Labor Talks Raise Specter of Permanent Cargo Loss for West Coast Ports

By Ian Putzger, Americas correspondent (The Loadstar) The contract negotiations between the 22,000 port workers in the International Longshore &

February 14, 2023
Total Views: 2558

Saturday, February 11, 2023
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
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Patience Wanes Over West Coast Port-Labor Talks As Cargo Drops

By Laura Curtis and Augusta Saraiva Feb 10, 2023 (Bloomberg) –Talks for a new labor pact between West Coast dockworkers and their employers are

February 11, 2023
Total Views: 3099

Thursday, December 1, 2022
FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind container cranes at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 14, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson/File Photo
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Los Angeles Port Chief Sees Labor Deal by Early Next Year

By Sarah McGregor and Matthew Winkler (Bloomberg) — The chief of the busiest US West Coast port expects a new labor contract for dockworkers in the

December 1, 2022
Total Views: 732

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Marty Walsh and Gene Seroka
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US Dockworker Union Deal Will Take Months Says Seroka

By Ana Monteiro (Bloomberg) A labor deal between 22,000 dockworkers at US West Coast ports and their employers may take several months to reach, but service

October 25, 2022
Total Views: 5828

Friday, October 7, 2022
Labor Secretary Walsh Assured by ‘Fluid’ West Coast Port Labor Negotiations
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Labor Secretary Walsh Assured by ‘Fluid’ West Coast Port Labor Negotiations

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The talks to broker a deal for 22,000 dockworkers on the West Coast are moving along, despite dragging longer than

October 7, 2022
Total Views: 1200

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind container cranes at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 14, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson/File Photo
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West Coast Dockworker Talks Imperiled by Seattle Terminal Dispute

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — A dispute over the assignment of work at a terminal in Seattle is casting a shadow on the outcome of talks to reach a

September 27, 2022
Total Views: 2351

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Long Beach Port Chief Sees West Coast Labor Deal Being Reached Without Strike
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Long Beach Port Chief Sees West Coast Labor Deal Being Reached Without Strike

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — Dockworkers and their employers at 29 West Coast ports will keep cargo at the busiest US maritime operations moving

September 20, 2022
Total Views: 1163

Friday, September 16, 2022
FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind container cranes at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 14, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson/File Photo
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Rail Worker Fight Could Be Model for Other Deals

By Lisa Baertlein and Doyinsola Oladipo LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Union railworkers in the United States scored a potential key

September 16, 2022
Total Views: 901

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
port of los angeles and long beach
Shipping

Container Shipping Lines Set to Smash Profit Record

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — The world’s biggest container lines are on course to post profits in 2022 that will top last year’s record by 73%,

August 9, 2022
Total Views: 2195

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind container cranes at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 14, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson/File Photo
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West Coast Port Labor Negotiators Report Progress on Health Benefits

Parties involved in the U.S. West Coast port labor talks have announced a tentative agreement on health benefits as negotiations on other issues continue in

July 26, 2022
Total Views: 1039

Monday, July 25, 2022
Key Workers Threaten to Hit Global Economy Where It Hurts
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Key Workers Threaten to Hit Global Economy Where It Hurts

By Augusta Saraiva and Bryce Baschuk (Bloomberg) — The pandemic has put unprecedented strain on global supply chains -– and also on the workers

July 25, 2022
Total Views: 1186

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
White House Keeping Distance from Critical Rail and Dockworker Labor Talks For Now
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White House Keeping Distance from Critical Rail and Dockworker Labor Talks For Now

By Augusta Saraiva and Ngai Yeung (Bloomberg) — The White House is monitoring labor talks in the logistics industry as unions representing 115,000 rail

July 13, 2022
Total Views: 1390
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