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Tentative agreement reached between ship owners and dockworkers

A tentative agreement has been reached between the shipowners and the west coast dockworkers, a labor dispute which had port traffic jammed up for nine months, became a global concern and threatened the economy. Contact us  to discuss your concerns and questions. News spread Friday ev
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Q&A Port dispute: What you need to know

By Andrew Khouri February 14, 2015 11:45 AM Shipping companies say West Coast ports, including those in Los Angeles and Long Beach, could shut down if a new contract isn’t reached with dockworkers. A flotilla of ships — filled with cars, electronics and clothes from Asia —
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Ports Closed in West Coast

Shippers at every port on the west coast will stop working this weekend LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The loading and unloading of cargo freighters will be suspended at all 29 U.S. West Coast ports this weekend because of chronic slowdowns on the docks that shippers and terminal opera
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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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