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    Still no new contract for Longshoremen working the East Coast.

    As of this afternoon, the ILA and the East Coast & Gulf ports still do not have a new contract. We are coming down to the wire with eleven days left before the current contract expires. We have already seen … Continue reading

    Update on East Coast Port Labor Dispute – Worker Slowdown

    As of today, September 11, 2012, there is still no contract for the longshoremen on the East and Gulf ports. I have read that Federal mediators are trying to restart the contract talks. One lesson that we learned from the … Continue reading

    Port Congestion Surcharge – update 9/7/2012

    I have no positive news on labor dispute between the longshoremen and the East Coast ports. I am surprised that the potential strike hasn’t made more headlines and isn’t getting the attention of our Federal government. Even a “short” one … Continue reading

    Port Congestion Surcharge Filings for US Inbound/Outbound Containers

    As mentioned in my previous blog, the East Coast ports are in the midst of a labor dispute. With the longshoremen’s contract set to expire on September 30, 2012, many in the shipping community are bracing themselves for a strike. … Continue reading

    Labor Dispute at East Coast Ports Could Lead to Potential Strike

    The contract between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) is set to expire on September 30, 2012. The ILA represents longshoremen working along the East Coast ports. USMX represents 14 major East Coast and … Continue reading