Stas Margaronis

Stas Margaronis

Ag exporters face loss of harbor truckers

Agricultural exporters attending the Agriculture Transportation Coalition conference in San Francisco will hear a warning about losing more harbor truckers who drive their exports to U.S. ports from Ken Kellaway, president of RoadOne Intermodal Logistics.

Jun 22, 2015View Full Blog

West Coast labor disputes made shippers “The Victim”

John Amos, former global transportation director for Bechtel Corporation, former Chairman of the Board of The (NITL) National Industrial Transportation League and an organizer of the Breakbulk Europe conference in Antwerp says that shippers have been the “’the victim” of the recent West Coast labor slow down.

May 15, 2015View Full Blog

Teamsters and Non-Union Harbor Trucker Join Forces To Start New Trucking Company

The effort to unionize Southern California harbor truck drivers took an unexpected turn on May 4th when Saybrook Capital, prime investor in Total Transportation Services, Inc (TTS) - an opponent of unionization of drivers, announced that it has started a “sister” company supported by the Teamsters Union.

May 04, 2015View Full Blog

Teamsters Picket Four Harbor Trucking Companies At LA/LB

The Teamsters Union began picketing four trucking companies at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and may have discouraged terminals from allowing the companies to make pickups and deliveries.

Apr 29, 2015View Full Blog

ILWU ratification vote set for May 22nd

A spokesperson for the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) said that the ILWU Longshore caucus composed of 90 members ratified the ILWU contract with the Pacific Maritime Association by 78%, sending the contract to the full membership for final ratification vote.

Apr 20, 2015View Full Blog

Progress is being made in ILWU- PMA negotiations

"Progress is being made" in ending the labor stalemate that has crippled West Coast ports since November, AJOT learned Wednesday evening.

Feb 19, 2015View Full Blog

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced on February 11th that its members would halt cargo

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced on February 11th that its members would halt cargo-handling operations at Pacific coast terminals for four upcoming days.

Feb 12, 2015View Full Blog

PMA threatens to close West Coast ports if ILWU refuses contract terms

The PMA chief executive threatened to lockout longshore workers and shut down West Coast port operations if the ILWU does not immediately accept its contract terms.

Feb 05, 2015View Full Blog

Ship back up at the ports of LA and Long Beach continues

The back up in ships waiting to berth continues this week (November 25th) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Fourteen ships are at anchorage waiting to berth where normally there are no ships, according to a Port of Los Angeles spokesman.

Nov 25, 2014View Full Blog

West Coast negotiations between ILWU–PMA to continue

“Both sides are continuing to talk and a meeting is scheduled for Friday November 21st"

Nov 21, 2014View Full Blog