Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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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Friday, November 14, 2014

West Coast Port Labor Talks Intensify After Worker Slowdowns

Bargaining on a new contract for West Coast longshoremen has intensified after dockworkers who handle a majority of the nation’s cargo began selective slowdowns ahead of the holiday season.

November 14, 2014
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shipping Lines, Union Blame Each Other for West Coast Port Congestion

Tension over prolonged labor talks between maritime shippers and the union representing 20,000 West Coast dockworkers has erupted in public as the two sides blamed each other for escalating cargo congestion at the two busiest U.S. container ports.

November 12, 2014
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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, August 12, 2014
Maritime News

Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Reach Tentative Agreement

Unionized port workers and a group of Pacific Northwest grain companies reached a tentative contract agreement, according to an announcement on Tuesday

August 12, 2014
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Labor Talks Push U.S. Ports Import Volume Towards 5-Year High

Imports into U.S. ports may hit a five-year high this month, as retailers rush in holiday goods to avoid potential disruptions as West Coast longshore workers negotiate a new contract.

July 9, 2014
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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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