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.

ILWU: ‘Our dispute is with EGT, not Local 701’

In an article called “Local 701 gives its side of EGT debate in letter to commissioners,” the Daily News reports that Operating Engineers Local 701 wrote a letter to Cowlitz County leaders on October 5. Excerpts from the article:

The letter to commissioners is an attempt to get the operating engineers’ side of the story […]


Ecuador: Maersk Line starts operations in Bolivar Port

A ship from the Danish shipping company “Maersk Line” arrived last Saturday at the main pier of Bolívar Port, to start shipping operations of banana tree containers destined to the United States and some European countries.

“The transportation costs by land of a container to Machala to Guayaquil is above US$300, but now they only […]