ILWU Talks to Resume Tomorrow

With volumes running higher than average during comparable time-periods, the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) will resume talks tomorrow (Wednesday, July 22, 2014) after taking a brief hiatus to allow the ILWU to participate in a previously scheduled Longshore Division Caucus in San Francisco.  Although no agreement has been reached, both parties have agreed to keep cargo moving during negotiations.  Both the ILWU and the PMA have indicated that negotiations have been moving along favorably.

With peak season upon us, and full peak season surcharges in place for most lanes, the uncertainty of the Pacific Southwest is creating some trepidation among shippers and importers alike.

We will continue to monitor the situation and advise you of any important updates.