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.

Hanjin Shipping sees growth in cargoes but falling profits in 2011

Hanjin Shipping, the world’s ninth biggest container shipper, predicted global container shipments would grow up to 8 percent this year, supported by bright trans-Pacific trade prospects.

However, given a better-than-expected 2010 for the container market, chief executive Kim Young-min did not see industry profitability improving amid high oil prices.

From the Manila Bulletin


Controversy hits Callao concession

Peruvian dockworkers, including Luis Negreiros (center) have told the ILWU Coast Longshore Division that DP World hires nonunion dockworkers at the terminal it operates in Callao. Also pictured: Coast Committeemen Leal Sundet and Ray Ortiz, Jr.

Despite an initial judgement to allow DP World to bid for Callao’s Muelle Norte terminal, the claim that […]


Last filings made by ATA, Port of L.A. in owner-operator case

The American Trucking Associations and the Port of Los Angeles have filed their last arguments in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling concerning the Port’s owner-operator ban, with ATA arguing that the Port has relied on the “charade that governmental regulation reflects the act of a business entity” and the Port steadfastly maintaining its […]


Local 4 weighs in: Corporate breaks or a good wage?

On Sunday, Columbian business columnist Courtney Sherwood wrote that labor unions are under fire locally and nationwide, by business and politicians. She wrote:

I asked Brad Clark, president of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4 in Vancouver, to defend organized labor. He made some pretty compelling points.Unions brought an end to child labor, […]