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All quiet on the Western Front?
It’s another day of PMA and ILWU negotiations (at this writing talks are ongoing and it is easy to forget that it was in the middle of baseball season [July] when the contract expired) and a new participant US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has now (maybe inevitably) put his oar into the troubled waters of the West Coast waterfront labor dispute.
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced on February 11th that its members would halt cargo
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced on February 11th that its members would halt cargo-handling operations at Pacific coast terminals for four upcoming days.
PMA threatens to close West Coast ports if ILWU refuses contract terms
The PMA chief executive threatened to lockout longshore workers and shut down West Coast port operations if the ILWU does not immediately accept its contract terms.
Long-term highway bill unlikely by June 1, Tampa conferees say
Congress isn’t apt to pass a long-term surface transportation funding bill by June 1, according to several officials taking part Jan. 29-30 in a conference co-sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities and the Transportation Research Board, in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration.
Water works – pipeline projects for water transfer: engineering and financial challenge
While modern-day pipeline projects have become synonymous with oil and gas, there’s another effort afoot that doesn’t get nearly the publicity: water transfer.
Ship back up at the ports of LA and Long Beach continues
The back up in ships waiting to berth continues this week (November 25th) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Fourteen ships are at anchorage waiting to berth where normally there are no ships, according to a Port of Los Angeles spokesman.
West Coast negotiations between ILWU–PMA to continue
“Both sides are continuing to talk and a meeting is scheduled for Friday November 21st"

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