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.

CA Congressman Speaks Out Against Efforts to Regulate Drayage Operations

U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) has released a “Dear Colleague” letter last week, expressing his opposition to a campaign by the Teamsters to change federal transportation law in an effort to give ports the authority to ban owner-operators from their harbors. The Teamsters, along with several ports around the country, have urged Congress to change […]


Dockworker strike continues at key Argentine grains port

Argentine dockworkers continued a strike for a second day on Wednesday at two terminals in one of the country’s main grain ports, a union leader told Reuters. The workers have halted the loading and unloading of ships to demand higher wages. Talk about the strike has affected soy prices in Chicago.

The strike began on […]


New Shipping Line Signals Thaw in Russian-Danish Ties

Rasmussen pushing a button for a siren to mark Maersk Line’s launch Monday.

In a new sign of a thaw in ties between Moscow and Copenhagen, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Danish counterpart, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, on Monday opened a new shipping line that Denmark’s Maersk will use to link Russia with Latin […]


Trade Recovery Seen Keeping Asian Shipping Firms Afloat in 2010

Asian container shippers, which slogged through their worst-ever year in 2009, could be headed for a smoother ride this year after a surprise upswing in volumes and freight rates propelled major routes back to profitable levels. Optimism that the shipping market has bottomed out lifted shares of Asian liners across the board this year with […]