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    Port of Oakland Terminal Congestion Surging

    As vessels continue to unload at the port of Oakland, the terminals are struggling to absorb the huge influx of containers. All terminals seem to be dealing with critical shortage of chassis. All terminals seem to be blocking off sections … Continue reading

    Port of Oakland Terminal Congestion Continues!

    No one expected terminal congestion to disappear overnight. SSA Terminal, Oakland Shut down Monday morning roughly around 10am due to labor disagreement. Shut down Wednesday morning at 10:45am due to labor disagreement. In each case, the shutdown resulted in truckers … Continue reading

    Port Congestion Update: A Moment of Relative Calm Before the Storm

    As everyone is now aware, the ILWU and PMA have agreed on a contract. I have had a number of people come to me in the last two days asking if everything is back to normal. To be frank, I’m … Continue reading

    PMA and ILWU Announce a Tentative Contract Agreement!!!

    February 20, 2015 The ILWU and PMA have finally come to a tentative contract agreement. The ILWU has been working without a contract since July 2014. In that time, we have seen the West Coast ports come to a virtual … Continue reading

    West Coast Ports Still Open … Sort of… Maybe… Perhaps… Perhaps Not…

    The word of the day is ambivalence. The title of the newsletter describes exactly how I feel about the West Coast port situation. Here is what we do know.     – We haven’t heard of a terminal shutting down … Continue reading