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.

2 companies vie for Baton Rouge port lease

Cargill has held the lease at the Port Allen grain elevator at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge for more than 50 years.

A standing room-only crowd of dozens of farmers heard two companies vying to operate the Port of Greater Baton Rouge’s grain elevator describe their proposals and answer questions from the audience […]


Bunge’s Profit Grows Sharply

Tightening global crop supplies have put Bunge and other grain merchandisers in a position to profit. Tight supplies have a potential downside, as the company likely will have to pay more for commodities it resells and processes. But grain buyers are forced to turn to Bunge and other large competitors that have storage and transportation […]


L.A., Long Beach ports’ traffic rises 13% in January

Employment at the L.A. and Long Beach ports is up in response to the increased traffic, according to daily employment dispatches for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. On the wharves, employment was about 13% higher in January compared with the same month in 2010, the daily work dispatches show, and part-time “casuals,” who fill […]