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We are just one week away from the expiration of yet another contract extension between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX). Their contract, which covers operations at 14 container port terminals stretching from Maine to Texas, was originally set to expire on September 30, 2012. The parties agreed to […]

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As the nation’s shipping community, from auto manufacturers and farmers to retailers and truckers, prepares for the highly anticipated supply chain disruption this coming Sunday, December 29, there is an 11th hour move – orchestrated by Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – designed to bring the union and management together one last time to avert […]

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At 12:01 AM on Sunday, December 30, 2012, 15 container ports along the East and Gulf Coast– stretching from Maine to Texas – will immediately shut down if an agreement isn’t made between the International Longshoremen’s Association, who represent the dockworkers, and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd., who represent the terminal managers. The two […]

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A West Coast port strike that threatened retailers’ supply chains during the holiday season is over, but NRF is urging labor, management and lawmakers not to let the same thing happen on the East Coast when a separate labor contract comes to an end just after Christmas. “The retail community is pleased to see a […]

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With union members still walking picket lines, NRF is stepping up efforts to convince President Obama to intervene in a strike that has closed most terminals at the nation’s largest port complex in the middle of retail’s busy holiday season. “The shutdown is already having a significant negative economic impact on retailers trying to bring […]

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Investment is high, job opportunities are increasing, and the Port of Los Angeles is progressively looking for new opportunities to capitalize on an era of growth. As NRF’s Global Supply Chain Summit programming begins today, we reached out to Geraldine Knatz, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles for her views on how the […]

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