Baltimore Port Partially Reopens

Port of Baltimore operations have partially resumed work Friday afternoon under the Master Agreement between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the U.S. Maritime Alliance.  The agreement includes a no-strike provision for specified cargo that ILA Local No. 333 violated when it went on strike Wednesday, October 18th.

Currently, the cargo being worked at the port includes containers and roll-on, roll-off vessels.  Automobiles as well as paper and forest products, which are covered by local agreements, are not being worked at this time.

The ILA Local No. 333 and Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore are still in negotiations.  The trade community can expect delays due to backlog; however, Seagirt Marine Terminal has announced they will be open Saturday, October 19th, to compensate for some of the interruption.  They anticipate cargo from vessels MSC Heidi and Ever Diamond to be worked and available for delivery at that time.

We will continue to keep you updated on any major developments.