The letter said that some cargo destined for the two ports already has been diverted to Canada and Mexico, and that because of the strike:
• Exporters will fail to meet delivery times for their customers in the Far East;
• Exporters of perishable cargos have already been affected;
• Agricultural interests will have to divert production to domestic use, or freeze produce instead of shipping it fresh, thereby losing significant economic value;
• Retailers will be unable to get goods to their store shelves in a timely fashion; and,
• Importers, wholesalers, and U.S. consumer brands will face order cancellations if they cannot meet delivery dates.
Click here to view the letter. (NITL website; PDF document.)