SAN FRANCISCO - With formal ratification now complete, PMA President James McKenna issued the following statement on the historic three-year contract extension that covers workers at all 29 West Coast ports through July 1, 2022:

“This first-of-its-kind contract extension is great news for the maritime industry and the nation, setting the stage for reliable and productive cargo operations for years to come. This agreement also continues to provide ILWU workers with a generous wage and benefits package during a time of great change in the global maritime business.

“With this agreement in hand, PMA looks forward to working with the ILWU to bolster the West Coast waterfront’s standing as a leader both nationally and globally.”