West Coast ports


West Coast Dockworkers Likely to Ratify Three-Year Contract Extension

Port of Seattle Don Wilson/Port of Seattle

Longshoremen on the West Coast are poised to ratify a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement with the port authorities and terminal operators in California, Oregon and Washington.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2017

Truck Turn Times Up One Minute in June as Cargo Volumes Grow Again at L.A., Long Beach Ports

Port of L.A. trucks Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The average time it took a trucker to enter and exit the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., inched up one minute in June from the same month in 2016, although data from the Harbor Trucking Association revealed encouraging signs that drivers are moving quicker than a year ago.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2017

Expanded Panama Canal: Huge Ships, Port Projects but Experts Unsure of Its Impact a Year In

Panama Canal Authority

One year into operations of the expanded Panama Canal, the freight transportation world has witnessed leviathan containerships, gargantuan land-based cranes and dredging projects along the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts, but intermodal shipping professionals say it’s too early to quantify the precise impact of the massive infrastructure project.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 6, 2017

Cargo Owners Face 2.3% Increase in PierPass Fee at West Coast Ports Aug. 1

Cargo ship Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Cargo owners will soon pay more to have trucking companies pick up their containers after the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement announced a 2.3% increase in the PierPass fee effective Aug. 1.

June 28, 2017

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 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 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