The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Local longshore union president embraces opportunities

Billy Swor and Jeff Jewell, leaders of ILWU Local 24, were featured in a lengthy article in Aberdeen, Washington's daily newspaper.

With increased vessel traffic at the Port of Grays Harbor, ILWU Local 24 president Jeff Jewell and the rest of the union leadership have been navigating the mixed blessing of balancing more jobs […]


Port of Vancouver BC Sees Strong Early Recovery

Increased imports are pulling Canada’s largest seaport, Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, into a traffic recovery as the Canadian economy performs strongly after the recession. … For January and February, laden container imports are up 19 percent and laden exports up 11 percent, in 20-foot equivalent units, over the period in 2009. Laden TEUs together […]