Teamsters and Warehouse Worker Strike

Port of LA-Long Beach Truck drivers and warehouse workers at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach are gearing up to launch their 16th strike in 5 years, starting on Monday, October 1, 2018.  The employees will be picketing at company facilities, marine terminals, rail yards, […]

TOP U.S. PORTS

Top U.S. Ports Fun facts on the Top U.S. Ports Check out the fun fact sheet and infographic shared by Xeneta  

Long Beach to increase availability of emissions treatment for vessels

Long Beach to increase availability of emissions treatment for vessels By: Eric Kulisch | June 17, 2016 The Port of Long Beach is working with a local company to commercialize an exhaust treatment system that captures smoke-stack emissions from cargo vessels to meet California clean […]

Clerical Unit of ILWU to Begin Talks before Contract Expiration

Clerical Unit of ILWU to Begin Talks before Contract Expiration After a volatile year in 2014 on the West Coast, and an even unrestrained year in 2010, we are happy to hear that the Office Clerical Unit (OCU) of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) […]

Port drivers strike additional Southern California drayage companies

Port drivers strike additional Southern California drayage companies Excerpt from American Shipper |  By:  Chris Dupin  |  October 27, 2015 Additional truck drivers are going on strike against drayage companies who work in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The drivers […]

Drayage Drivers strike in LA

Drayage drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation began strikes this summer complaining they have been misclassified as independent contractors.  They are fighting to become actual employees of one of four teamster companies:  Eco Flow Transportation, Shippers Transport Express, Toll Group and Horizon Lines. [Teamster.org] There might […]

Trucking Association Serving LA, Long Beach Ports Creates Chassis Pool

Trucking Association Serving LA, Long Beach Ports Creates Chassis Pool By: Bill Mongelluzzo | May 21 2015  The trucking association teamed up with two private sector organizations to secure the equipment from chassis leasing companies and to provide an online system through which motor carriers will […]

Volumes surge at L.A., Long Beach ports

Volumes surge at L.A., Long Beach ports Southern California container terminals clear backlog in wake of tentative ILWU contract. Excerpt from American Shipper | By: Chris Dupin | April 16, 2015 The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach broke container volume records in March, as they […]

LA, Long Beach drayage turn times substantially improving

LA, Long Beach Drayage Turn Times Substantially Improving An analysis of truck turn times at LA/Long Beach Ports shows that immediately after the ILWU and PMA announced agreement on a tentative contract on Feb. 20, turn times improved rapidly, but also reached a plateau rather quickly, holding at the new […]

ILWU delegates vote to recommend tentative agreement to rank-and-file

ILWU delegates vote to recommend tentative agreement to rank-and-file Excerpt from Journal of Commerce | By: JOC Staff | April 3, 2015 U.S. West Coast shippers are a sigh of relief after ILWU delegates voted in favor of recommending the tentative five-year agreement.  The final tally […]