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.

Strike extended at key Argentine grain ports

Argentina’s biggest grains export complex came to a near standstill on Monday after dockworker strikes blocked access to most shipping terminals in San Martin and Timbues ports, including Bunge, Cargill, Dreyfus, and others. In an extension of protests that began last week, workers striking over wages widened protests burned tires and prevented grain trucks from […]


U.S.-Bound Boxes Pile Up in Asia as Lines Avoid Adding Ships

Port of Busan

South Korea‚Äôs biggest port, overwhelmed with empty containers a year ago, is now dealing with shipping lines that have more cargo than they can carry. Surging shipments of furniture, electronics and clothes to the U.S. and Europe, coupled with capacity cuts by shipping lines, has caused as much as 15 percent […]