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AG exporters demand change from PMA and ILWU
Agricultural exporters and truckers attending the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) annual meeting in San Francisco expressed anger and frustration about losses and delays incurred during the recent cargo handling slow down at West Coast ports.
Port of Wilmington gets a visit from Congress to assess harbor improvement needs
The Port of Wilmington hosted a scenic port tour for Congressman David Rouzer (R) and Bill Shuster (R), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to help assess the progress and needs of the port.
Ag exporters face loss of harbor truckers
Agricultural exporters attending the Agriculture Transportation Coalition conference in San Francisco will hear a warning about losing more harbor truckers who drive their exports to U.S. ports from Ken Kellaway, president of RoadOne Intermodal Logistics.
Commitment to quality equals success
The Port of Baltimore’s success as an auto port is attributable to its geographic location as the closest East Coast port to the Midwest.
West Coast labor disputes made shippers “The Victim”
John Amos, former global transportation director for Bechtel Corporation, former Chairman of the Board of The (NITL) National Industrial Transportation League and an organizer of the Breakbulk Europe conference in Antwerp says that shippers have been the “’the victim” of the recent West Coast labor slow down.
Teamsters and Non-Union Harbor Trucker Join Forces To Start New Trucking Company
The effort to unionize Southern California harbor truck drivers took an unexpected turn on May 4th when Saybrook Capital, prime investor in Total Transportation Services, Inc (TTS) - an opponent of unionization of drivers, announced that it has started a “sister” company supported by the Teamsters Union.
Teamsters Picket Four Harbor Trucking Companies At LA/LB
The Teamsters Union began picketing four trucking companies at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and may have discouraged terminals from allowing the companies to make pickups and deliveries.
ILWU ratification vote set for May 22nd
A spokesperson for the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) said that the ILWU Longshore caucus composed of 90 members ratified the ILWU contract with the Pacific Maritime Association by 78%, sending the contract to the full membership for final ratification vote.
East Coast ports, Caribbean, even Mexico look to gain as shippers spurn West Coast
Not only are ports along the U.S. East Coast benefiting as shippers look for options to congested West Coast gateways, but opportunities also await in the Caribbean and Mexico as near-sourcing of products for American consumers is likely to accelerate.
Global logistics exec urges industry not to let ‘good crisis go to waste’
Opening the Georgia Logistics Summit, the top supply chain executive of a major food products marketer says the recent West Coast port congestion crisis provides an opportunity for improvement that should not be missed.

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