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, […]

New Proposed Fee on the West Coast

Zero Emissions Fee may be in our Future According to the Journal of Commerce, there is a new proposed fee on cargo moving through California ports, which will aim to support the state’s environmental efforts.  The South Coast Air Quality management District (AQMD) may impose a […]

Port of Los Angeles partners with GE Transportation for Pilot Program

Port of Los Angeles partners with GE Transportation for Pilot Program The Port of Los Angeles launched its first-of its-kind digital portal, which is designed to deliver fast, data-driven insights to enhance maritime supply chain performance and better serve ultra-large container vessels. The Port of […]

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  

Ports and Terminal Operators Invest in Infrastructure

Ports and Terminal Operators Invest in Infrastructure  With the introduction to mega-ships, the ports across the nation have needed some beefing up.  Our nation’s ports play a big part to our economy as they connect our nation with markets overseas for both imports and exports.  […]

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 […]

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 […]