Vessels Backing Up At An Alarming Rate On The West Coast

Vessels are backing up at an alarming rate at West Coast ports due to congested marine terminals and work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The Marine Exchange of Southern California reported Wednesday that 17 container ships were at anchor and awaiting berths in Los Angeles-Long Beach.

CN Updates on Labour at Vancouver’s CLC Conference This Week

During a panel session at the Canadian Logistics Conference (CLC) in Vancouver earlier this week, Jean-Jacques Ruest, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer CN spoke at some length about the current labour situation at CN. The title of the panel was "Intermodal Supply Chains: Creating Realistic Expectations" and Mr. Ruest’s

Carriers Reinstate Low Water Surcharge at Port of Montreal

Unbelievably, both MSC and Hapag Lloyd have advised the reinstatement of a Low Water Surcharge (LWS) for December for cargo westbound to the Port of Montreal, just about a month after the last LWS was cancelled. The details of each LWS differ, but one can only assume that the reasoning and

Truckers Strike at Ningbo Port Causes Some Delays 

Local media report that more than 100 container truck owners started a strike and protest at Ningbo Beilun port Tuesday morning. The owners have requested to increase trucking freight rates and claimed that the rate hasn’t been increased for eight years. Ningbo Port gave a guidance rate for trucking service eight


Truckers’ Strike Threatened for Port Metro Vancouver

 

Several hundred unionized truck drivers servicing Port Metro Vancouver container terminals are threatening to strike again if officials don’t crack down on companies that are undercutting the minimum rates set to end the last strike reports the CBC. But Port Metro Vancouver says it is already taking steps to enforce minimum


ILWU Workers Return to Work After Brief Work Stoppage at LA/LB
 
Several terminals in Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were briefly closed Tuesday morning after members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union honored picket lines set up by Teamster protesters. A spokesman for the Port of Los Angeles said APL and Evergreen terminals were briefly shut

PMA and ILWU Provide Update On Contract Talks

 
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) issued the following statement:
 
The parties have agreed to take a 72-hour break from negotiations on a new coast-wide contract while the ILWU attends to an unrelated negotiation taking place in the Pacific Northwest. During this break,


Truckers’ Strike Threatened for Port Metro Vancouver

 

Several hundred unionized truck drivers servicing Port Metro Vancouver container terminals are threatening to strike again if officials don’t crack down on companies that are undercutting the minimum rates set to end the last strike reports the CBC. But Port Metro Vancouver says it is already taking steps to enforce minimum


ILWU, PMA Say ‘Cargo Will Keep Moving’, LA/LB Reported Slow and Congested

The collective bargaining agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association expired at 5 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday without reaching agreement on a new contract. In a joint statement, the ILWU and PMA said "while there will be no contract