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Business, Fuel

Gas Imports Flowing to West Coast at Near-Record Pace

Graphic tracking West Coast gasoline imports

The U.S. West Coast is importing gasoline at a near-record pace this month to help ease supply constraints amid eye-popping pump prices just ahead of the peak summer driving season.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
April 21, 2022

ILWU Overwhemingly Approves 5-Year Contract for West Coast Dockworkers

West Coast longshore workers voted overwhelmingly to ratify a five-year labor contract with port terminal operators represented by the Pacific Maritime Association.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 26, 2015

Cargo Backlog at West Coast Ports May Take Eight Weeks to Clear

Port of Los Angeles, Feb. 18 by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

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

Labor Secretary Takes Role in West Coast Port Stalemate

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

West Coast contract negotiations continued to drag on without resolution last week despite the injection of Labor Secretary Tom Perez into the talks and mounting political pressure.

February 23, 2015

Labor Secretary Tom Perez Arrives as West Coast Ports Reopen

Tom Perez by David Banks/Bloomberg News

West Coast ports that were closed to incoming cargo over the holiday weekend reopened Feb. 17.

February 17, 2015

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

PMA Asks for Federal Mediation in West Coast Port Labor Dispute

Port of Tacoma

West Coast port terminal operators have asked for federal mediation to break a logjam in the eight-month contract negotiations with longshoremen.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
December 23, 2014

West Coast Port Talks Continue, Parties Say

The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union confirmed that talks are continuing past the June 30 contract expiration without freight delays.

July 2, 2014