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    East and Gulf Coast Port Strike Postponed (and hopefully averted!)

    Good news that is potentially great news! The ILA and USMX have come to a tentative agreement on container royalty payments (the main sticking point preventing a new contract from being agreed upon). With this agreement, both sides have agreed … Continue reading

    Port Congestion Surcharge Update

    As I’ve mentioned over the past few months, the carriers will charge a Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) in case there is a strike at the East and Gulf Coast ports. Here is the latest update on the PCS amounts from … Continue reading

    East Coast and Gulf Port Labor Dispute!!!

    The latest news on the labor negotiations between the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX representing the East Coast & Gulf Port terminals and carriers) and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) isn’t good. The contract deadline was pushed back three months … Continue reading

    LA/Long Beach Port Strike Over

    The strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are officially over. Both sides came to an agreement late last night. Details of the agreement are not immediately known. One publication I have read indicates that the new … Continue reading

    LA/Long Beach Port Labor Dispute Enters Second Week Without Resolution

    Seven days after members of the OCU clerical works began striking, the same terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach remain closed. Carriers are starting to divert vessels to other ports along the West Coast. Please check with your freight … Continue reading