Empty Cargo Container Shortage Threatens China Import Trade

Despite a glimmer of hope this week in the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) negotiations on the West Coast, the beleaguered West Coast import trade community is facing yet another serious crisis.  There is

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Shapiro’s New York Office Closed Due to Winter Storm

Due to winter storm Juno, Shapiro’s New York office is closed for the remainder of today, Monday, January, 26, 2015.  We anticipate employees will be working remotely on Tuesday, January 27, with full capabilities.  New York employees may be reached

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Ports Announce Closures in Anticipation of Winter Weather

The NY & NJ Port Authority has released a winter weather advisory announcing that all New York and New Jersey marine terminals will close today, Monday, January 26, by 3:00 PM and remain closed Tuesday, January 27, in anticipation of

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West Coast Ports Faced with Possible Lockout as Backups Mount

The shipping industry made a collective sigh of relief as word came on January 5th that Federal Mediators were being brought in to help the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to reach a

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ILWU Joins PMA in Requesting Federal Mediation

On January 5, 2015, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) joined the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) in their request to bring in federal mediation to resolve contract negotiations.  This announcement comes after eight months of the ILWU working without

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Shapiro Dulles Office Relocation

Shapiro is excited to announce that our Dulles office will be relocating to Sterling, VA, on Friday, January 9, 2015. The office will close at noon on January 9thfor the move. Phones and emails will be monitored for any urgent requests. Please note

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