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, warehouses and distribution centers and even customers’ retail outlets throughout […]

ILA and USMX Agree on New Six-year Contract

The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) just concluded months of negotiations on June 6, 2018.  They have now agreed on a tentative six-year contract for East and Gulf Coast dockworkers.  If the final contract is approved, it would ensure labor peace on both coasts until 2024 or even later.  According […]

Brazil Customs Strike Causes Delays

Brazil Customs Strike is on its Eleventh Week According to American Shipper, “Shippers and carriers are experiencing delays of up to eight days in Brazil as Customs workers legally boycott governmental changes to retirement age and other benefits.”  One local tell us that this is a very sensitive subject in Brazil.  Not all Customs offices […]

Port Strikes Adversely Affecting the Cargo Industry in India

Port Strikes and All India is emerging as one of the biggest economies and consumer markets in South East Asia. They have shown tremendous growth in the previous fiscal years and in 2016 the growth rate was recorded to be 7.11%. Indian ports have played a significant role in strengthening the exports ratio in the […]

Truckers strike across south India

Truckers in India have gone on strike in response to a proposed 50% increase in third party insurance premiums.  There is currently no movement in South India, which really include a large amount of the country’s cargo movements.  Currently, there is virtually no truck movement to and from south India and the strike is continuing.  This […]

Piraeus Longshore Strike to Continue

Piraeus Longshore Strike to Continue Excerpt from: The Maritime Executive | By: MarEx | June 16, 2016 Longshoremen at Piraeus, Greece said Thursday that they would continue the series of 48-hour rolling strikes that began in late May. “The strike will continue until our demands are met. The government needs to listen to the demands […]

Strike at JN Port terminal trigger calls for ESMA

Strike at JN Port terminal trigger calls for ESMA Excerpt from: Live Mint | By: P. Manoj | January 26, 2016 A month-long strike at a privately run container terminal in state-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s busiest container gateway located near Mumbai, has exposed the deficiencies in private cargo contracts and led to calls […]

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) and employers plan to begin their negotiating three months prior […]

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 want to be recognized as employees and not as independent […]

Truckers in India Strike against Tolls

Truckers in India Strike against Tolls updated: October 5, 2015 The truckers enter their fifth day and the deadlock continues.  According to, “according to reports from states, movement of goods has been impacted in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, among other places. Supply of essential goods such as milk, vegetables […]