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.
PwC’s Chapman on logistic M&A
As PwC analyzes transportation and logistics industry mergers and acquisitions, here’s what PwC's Darach Chapman says in an AJOT interview.
Combating cyber crime
Combating cyber crime can be an expensive proposition but the best weapon might just be “common sense”.
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.

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