Scarbrough Opens Fulfillment Warehouse in Reno

Scarbrough Opens Fulfillment Warehouse in Reno Scarbrough Expands to the West Coast The Scarbrough Group of Companies, headquartered in Kansas City, is pleased to announce its newest location with the opening of a West Coast warehouse and e-commerce fulfillment center in Sparks, Nevada. The Scarbrough […]

ILWU Contract Extension Goes to Vote

ILWU Members to Vote on Extending Contract The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) met the last week of April 2017 to discuss the possibility of extending their current contract with employers which is due to expire on July 1, 2019.  According to Chris Dupin’s […]

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 […]

West Coast Employers and Longshoremen will Discuss Contract Extension

West Coast Employers and Longshoremen will Discuss Contract Extension SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 11, 2016) – More than 100 delegates from 30 West Coast ports from San Diego, CA to Bellingham, WA, who were elected by rank and file members of the International Longshore and Warehouse […]

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) […]

Spot container rates fall on Asia to U.S. East Coast routes

Spot container rates fall on Asia to U.S. East Coast routes Shanghai Index shows rates have increased to the West Coast, but are still below the TSA recommendation. Excerpt from: American Shipper | By: Chris Dupin and Eric Kulisch | May 1 2015 Spot freight […]

West Coast Trade Symposium Set for May 27

West Coast Trade Symposium Set for May 27 Excerpt from: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg | May 01, 2015 U.S. Customs and Border Protection will convene its 2015 West Coast Trade Symposium May 27 in Tacoma, Wash. This event will feature panel discussions involving agency personnel, […]

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 […]