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.
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.
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.
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.
East Coast ports, Caribbean, even Mexico look to gain as shippers spurn West Coast
Not only are ports along the U.S. East Coast benefiting as shippers look for options to congested West Coast gateways, but opportunities also await in the Caribbean and Mexico as near-sourcing of products for American consumers is likely to accelerate.
Global logistics exec urges industry not to let ‘good crisis go to waste’
Opening the Georgia Logistics Summit, the top supply chain executive of a major food products marketer says the recent West Coast port congestion crisis provides an opportunity for improvement that should not be missed.
East Coast sees ‘land of opportunity’ In wake of West Coast port concerns
East Coast ports look to see significant long-term container volume growth in the wake of West Coast labor and congestion issues, according to opening session speakers at the JAXPORT Logistics & Intermodal Conference.
Five takeaways from the Latin American market of 2015
Will the relationship between Argentina and China go south?
JP’s premier Jamaican trade: coffee
While Jamaica Producers (JP) has its roots in the banana trade and diversified into a wide host of businesses, coffee remains an important commodity for the company.
Ten takeaways from the bulk carrier market
The dry bulk carrier market is once again bumping along at historic lows with Baltic Dry Index (BDI) running in the mid-500 range. One quarter into 2015, here are some early takeaways on the dry bulk market in the Year of the Goat.

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