MEMO TO CLIENTS ISSUE 15-004 – February 26, 2015

West Coast Ports Situation The ports along the West Coast are open and running just about full speed. Most terminals are running three shifts with a full staff and, according to the Journal of Commerce, productivity has returned to pre-negotiation levels. On the downside, it will take 2-3 months for the ports in Southern California to get back to normal, …

MEMO TO CLIENTS ISSUE 15-003 – February 12, 2015

Terminals Operating Schedule for West Coast Ports President’s Day Weekend According to the PMA, due to the increasing slowdowns caused by the ILWU, all West Coast port terminals will either be closed or running a very limited schedule. These changes will begin today and will extend thru Monday, February 16th. All our managers and traffic staff have the list of …

MEMO TO CLIENTS ISSUE 15-002 – January 28, 2015

ILWA/PMA Contract NegotiationAs was widely reported in the last two days, it appears that the union and employers have come to an agreement of some sort this past weekend. The topics discussed included the critical issue o chassis maintenance and repairs when conducted within the terminal(s). It has also been reported that the talks have picked up speed and could …

MEMO TO CLIENTS ISSUE 15-001 – January 13, 2015

ILWU/PMA Contract NegotiationsLast week both sides, The Pacific Maritim Association (PMA and The Internationa Longshore and Warehouse Union(ILWU), finally agreed to a mediator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Initially the ILWU refuse after the PMA had requested mediation but ultimately decided to move forward. Neither side will have to accept the decision of the mediator as it is …