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.

Maersk Halts Ivory Coast Import Orders, Continues Cocoa Exports

Maersk Line, the container-ship unit of A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, stopped taking shipping orders for imports into Ivory Coast after the European Union imposed sanctions on the West African country.

“In line with European Union restrictions, we are ceasing acceptance of imports orders to Ivory Coast,” Michael Storgaard, a press officer for Copenhagen-based Maersk, said today […]


Logs, gypsum and auto cargoes up at Port of Tacoma

Auto ship passing though Blair Waterway Bridge, Tacoma

While the Port of Tacoma’s most important business, containerized cargoes, was down again in 2010, new figures show the port cargoes increased in three other important categories.

New figures show that auto imports and exports rebounded last year, increasing by 3.1 percent to 120,996 vehicles handled […]


Save Our Barrios Coalition fights for neighborhoods

The Save Our Barrios Coalition, which includes ILWU Local 29, recently held a Barrio Congress (community meeting) in San Diego to unite organizations and community activists and build a strategy to halt the gentrification of Logan Heights in San Diego and other communities throughout the United States.

“We reject the attempt to displace our communities […]


CNBC highlights Port of Seattle cargo numbers

Seattle’s Terminal 18 was the site of a national TV broadcast Monday morning. CNBC’s “Squawk Box” financial news newscaster Carl Quintanilla did a five-minute interview with Seattle Port Commission President Bill Bryant, ILWU Local 19 President Cam Williams, and SSA Marine Vice President Bob Watters.

Williams reported a the positive outlook going forward and said, […]