Thursday, June 25, 2015
News

U.S. Senate-Approved Bill Seeks Port Performance Transparency

A divided Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday approved legislation requiring the government to report on the performance of major U.S. port operations, including during labor contract talks.

June 25, 2015
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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Maritime News

Standoff Over – West Coast Dockworkers Approve Five-Year Pact

West Coast dockworkers approved a five-year contract with shippers and port operators, formally ending a months-long stalemate that almost paralyzed cargo movement from November through February.

May 24, 2015
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Friday, April 3, 2015
News

West Coast Ports Labor Deal Wins Dockworkers Union Approval

A union caucus representing dockworkers at West Coast ports voted to recommend to its members a labor contract deal reached over months of negotiations that led to major disruptions to trans-Pacific trade, the U.S. Department of Labor said on Friday.

April 3, 2015
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Maritime News

Congestion Slowly Easing at U.S. West Coast Ports

Cargo congestion at the two busiest U.S. container ports has eased considerably in the six weeks, but port officials said it would take several more weeks for freight traffic to return to normal.

April 1, 2015
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
News

Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach Begin Collaboration Talks

Executives at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles met this week to begin talks about working together to improve the flow of cargo through the largest port complex...

March 26, 2015
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
News

Oakland Port Terminal Stalls in Labor Dispute After Settlement

The Port of Oakland, the fourth-busiest container port on the West Coast, partially shut down in a dispute between dockworkers and management, more than two weeks after the two sides struck a tentative contract deal.

March 12, 2015
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Monday, February 23, 2015
News

West Coast Ports Revive as Dockworkers Take on Two-Month Backlog

Ports are coming back to life along the U.S. West Coast after dockworkers resolved a nine-month labor standoff, though the cargo backlog from ships waiting offshore may take eight weeks to clear.

February 23, 2015
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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Interesting

West Coast Ports Employers, Dockworkers Reach Tentative Five-Year Contract Deal

West Coast dockworkers and their employers ended their nine-month standoff with a five-year contract deal, averting a shutdown of 29 ports that could have cost the U.S. economy $2 billion a day.

February 21, 2015
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Friday, February 20, 2015
News

West Coast Port Talks Said to Intensify as Labor Secretary Raises Pressure

Negotiators in the nine-month standoff at U.S. West Coast ports are ratcheting up discussions as Labor Secretary Tom Perez seeks to move talks to Washington if dockworkers and their employers can’t reach a resolution.

February 20, 2015
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
News

Terminal Operations Suspended at Port of Oakland

Marine terminal operations were suspended for the day Thursday at the Port of Oakland as longshore workers took the day off for a union meeting, the Port said in a statement.

February 19, 2015
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Maritime News

Crisis Brews (Again) on the West Coast Docks: What’s Going On?

The West Coast ports of the U.S. are headed for paralysis as a contract dispute between management and unionized dockworkers spills onto the docks from San Diego to Bellingham, Washington.

February 19, 2015
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
News

U.S. West Coast Ports Reopen As Labor Secretary Joins Talks – Update

A partial shutdown of 29 U.S. West Coast ports stretched into a third day on Monday ahead of the U.S. labor secretary's scheduled arrival in San Francisco.

February 17, 2015
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Sunday, February 15, 2015
News

U.S. Labor Secretary Sent to West Coast to Push Port Deal

President Barack Obama is sending U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to help resolve a labor dispute at West Coast ports that account for almost half of U.S. cargo.

February 15, 2015
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Maritime News

ILWU President: What Gridlock? Don’t Listen to PMA’s Bulls***!

International Longshore and Warehouse Union President Robert McEllrath has released a strongly-worded video message to the ILWU membership on the ongoing stalled contract negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association. In the video, McEllrath...

February 12, 2015
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Maritime News

Shippers to Temporarily Suspend Vessel Loading and Unloading at 29 West Coast Ports

The Pacific Maritime Association will suspend vessel loading and unloading at all ports starting Thursday, and again on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, amid stalled labor contract negotiations with the ILWU.

February 11, 2015
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News

Western Port Slowdown a Throwback to an Earlier Era: Justin Fox

The labor struggle brewing at the West Coast’s ports feels like an episode from another time.

February 11, 2015
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Monday, February 9, 2015
News

West Coast Port Operations Resume, More Labor Talks Scheduled

U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies suspended loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups the shippers and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labor tensions.

February 9, 2015
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Friday, February 6, 2015
Maritime News

Shippers Suspend Weekend Cargo Ops at West Coast Ports

Cargo freighter loading and unloading operations will be suspended at U.S. West Coast Ports this weekend due to continuing chronic slowdowns, the companies' representative said on Friday.

February 6, 2015
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
News

Pacific Maritime Association, ILWU Address Current State of Contract Negotiations

U.S. West Coast ports have been hit with unprecedented congestion over the past several months in part because of the stalled contract negations the Pacific Maritime Association, representing employers at...

February 5, 2015
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
News

West Coast Ports May Shut Down Within Days, Shippers Say

Union-led work slowdowns could shut down the 29 U.S. West Coast ports in five to 10 days, the head of the shippers’ association said, urging the union to accept a new offer that includes 3 percent raises.

February 4, 2015
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