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Business

Pacific Maritime Association Says Oakland Disruptions Violate Contract

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The Pacific Maritime Association, management negotiators in this year’s West Coast labor negotiations, said operations still are being disrupted at the Port of Oakland, California, despite the ratification of a five-year contract 10 days ago.

June 1, 2015
Business

West Coast Port Operators Ratify Five-Year Contract With ILWU

The Pacific Maritime Association, whose members operate West Coast ports, voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new five-year contract with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

May 21, 2015
Business

West Coast Port Dockworkers Union, Employers Agree to Deal

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

West Coast dockworkers and their employers reached a five-year contract deal Feb. 20, averting a shutdown of 29 ports that could have cost the U.S. economy $2 billion a day, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said.

February 21, 2015
Business

West Coast Terminal Operators to Halt Loadings a Second Time

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

Terminal operators at ports along the U.S. West Coast will, for the second time in less than a week, suspend vessel loadings amid a labor dispute with dockworkers.

Lynn Doan | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2015
Government, Business

Transport Officials, Senators Bemoan Port Delays, Infrastructure Woes

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Shipper and railroad executives joined senators at a Washington hearing to bemoan the negative global consequences of West Coast port delays and the U.S. infrastructure investment shortfall.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
February 10, 2015
Business

West Coast Port Operators to Halt Vessel Loading, Unloading

International Longshore & Warehouse Union

West Coast port operators will halt vessel loading and unloading this weekend, the latest sign that the long-running labor contract strife there is intensifying.

February 6, 2015
Business

Shippers Cancel Overnight Loaders at Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

Negotiators for West Coast terminals and shipping lines said they will stop assigning overnight crews to unload and load cargo ships at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Reuters reported.

January 14, 2015
Business

West Coast Shippers Say Port Backups Untenable Amid Talks

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

A port slowdown and eight months of fruitless labor talks with longshoremen have brought West Coast port congestion to the point of a breakdown, according to representatives of shipping companies.

James Nash | Bloomberg News
January 13, 2015