Augusta Saraiva

Business, Logistics

West Coast Dockworkers Decline Contract Extension, Seek Talks

West Coast Dockworkers Decline Contract Extension, Seek Talks A container handler at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg)

The union representing about 15,000 dockworkers at the largest U.S. ports declined an offer by employers to extend existing labor contracts for a year, setting the stage for heated negotiations.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 23, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

California Boosts Truck Weight Limits to 88,000 Pounds to Ease Port Snarls

 Trucks enter and exit the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 16. Trucks enter and exit the Port of Los Angeles on Nov. 16. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

California will increase weight limits for trucks carrying goods in and out of its ports in an effort to ease supply chain bottlenecks and clear containers off the docks of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2021
Business, Logistics

L.A., Long Beach Delay Container Fees as Shippers Clear Stacks

Shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach Shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach on Oct. 24, 2021. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg News)

The country's largest ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will postpone the start of a fee on ocean carriers that fail to clear containers off the docks, which was set to begin Nov 15.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2021
Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Face 2022 Clash Amid Port Snarls

West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Face 2022 Clash Amid Port Snarls A worker operates a forklift to move shipping containers at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

With a near-record 75 containerships waiting outside the U.S.’s largest port complex in Southern California, unionized dockworkers have strengthened their indispensable role in the supply chain.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2021