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NY-NJ Terminals Battle Ice, Backlogs

New York-New Jersey container terminals reopened on Feb. 10 to   long truck queues as the terminals struggle with ice, congestion and delays that truckers say are causing cargo to be routed to other ports. The most severe congestion last week was at Maher Terminals. Today, it was at A
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Tentative contract is reached by ILA, USMX

Tentative contract is reached by ILA, USMX to avert Feb. 7 strike at 14 U.S. ports Final deal contingent on ratification process, negotiation of local pacts. The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and waterfront management last Friday night reached a tentative agreem
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USEC Container Cliff in View Again

Wednesday week [February 6] in theory marks the last day of the extended US east coast dock labour contract talks; it will coincide with one of the busiest periods for the 15 container ports from Boston to Huston ahead of the Chinese new year factory shutdowns. The port employers repr
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ILA Talks at a Standstill Over Royalties

Failure of the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance to extend their contract negotiations raises the likelihood of a Maine-to-Texas dock strike at year-end. “I think we’ll be on strike,” ILA President Harold Daggett saida
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Statement by FMCS Director George H. Cohen on East Coast Ports Labor Negotiations Release Date: 9/20/2012  WASHINGTON, D.C. — “I am pleased to announce that at the close of today’s productive negotiation session, in which progress was made on several important subjects, the part
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Work Stoppage Strike Nears for East Coast Ports

Dear Importers, As some of you may already know, there is a possibility of a work stoppage strike along the East Coast ports starting September 30, 2012. If the strike occurs, it will create extreme difficulties and disruptions in moving freight through these ports. The strike also ha
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