ILWU & PMA Speak About Contract Negotiations

Both the Loadstar and the Journal of Commerce (JOC) report the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have broken media silence on their [...]


Shippers Beg Biden to Help Make ILWU Contract Negotiations Go Smoothly

As the expiration of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) quickly approaches, shippers are getting more and more anxious about the potential of contentious negotiations throwing [...]


Ports Get Congestion Relief But It May Be Only Momentary

U.S. ports are finally getting a period of time to recover from the unyielding demand and congestion that has plagued them since 2020. However, there are a few things that could make the relief [...]


Early Contract Extension May Happen with Dockworkers at East & Gulf Coast Ports

Something has changed at U.S. ports. And it’s a good thing for shippers. The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) agreed to an early contract extension in August that brings [...]

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