24 Apr 2023

ILWU and PMA Make Progress in Negotiations with a Tentative Agreement on Some Important Matters

A press release by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that a preliminary agreement had been reached with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) on some crucial matters. However, negotiations are still ongoing. In a brief statement, the ILWU said that talks would continue until a final agreement is reached. The PMA acknowledged the […]

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04 Mar 2023

Asian Ports Overwhelmed by Accumulating Empty Containers

China’s major ports are facing a growing stack of empty containers, leading to the relocation of surplus boxes to secondary ports to create more space. Container xChange’s Container Availability index (CAx) shows that Shanghai, Ningbo, Tianjin, and Shenzhen ports have recorded a surplus of containers above 0.6 for 11 consecutive weeks as of February 5, […]

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20 Feb 2023

Resumption of US West Coast Ports Labor Negotiations After Nine-Month Delay

  Negotiations between West Coast dockworkers and marine terminal employers have resumed following a nine-month stalemate due to a jurisdictional dispute over Terminal 5 in Seattle. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have agreed to set the matter aside and focus on negotiating a new contract, as the […]

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23 Jan 2023

Port of Long Beach Closes 2022 with Second-Busiest Year

  Leads U.S. exports as operations stabilize following pandemic-induced import surges The Port of Long Beach marked its second-busiest year on record by moving 9.13 million twenty-foot equivalent units in 2022, allowing for a return to normal operations while once again serving as the nation’s leading export seaport.  The Port ended 2022 with 9,133,657 TEUs moved, down 2.7% from 2021, […]

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