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    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

    West Coast Ports to Temporarily Suspend Weekend Vessel Operations

    After the PMA’s announcement earlier this week that West Coast ports are on the verge of an involuntary port shutdown, we maybe seeing the process slowly playing itself out. The PMA announced today that terminals would not be hiring labor … Continue reading

    PMA Provides Clarity on a Possible Port Shutdown

    As mentioned yesterday, rumors are flying around that West Coast ports will begin shutting down gradually this week (either via lockout or strike). This afternoon, James McKenna, President and CEO of the Pacific Maritime Association, the organization negotiating on behalf … Continue reading

    Possible West Coast Port Shutdown

    It appears just as we were seeing signs of hope last week, the West Coast ports may be heading full steam towards the shutdown that we have all been fearing. CBFANC (Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association) has issued the following … Continue reading

    State of US West Coast Shipping Heading into the Chinese New Year

    As we close out the month of January, I think it is extremely important for those who ship into and out of the U.S. West Coast ports to have a clear outlook of what to expect in the following months. … Continue reading