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.

California turns to Chinese company, labor to build most of new Bay Bridge span

Bay Bridge under construction

Much of the actual construction of San Francisco’s new Bay Bridge was actually done in China. The bridge was then shipped to San Francisco for assembly.

California officials have estimated that they’ll save at least $400 million by relying on low-wage Chinese labor. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the Chinese plant […]


Port of Coos Bay enters negotiations with coal shipper

Coos Bay, Oregon

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay has signed an exclusive negotiating agreement with an unnamed company interested in shipping coal from the North Spit of Coos Bay.

At the port commissioners’ monthly meeting Thursday night, port CEO Jeff Bishop said the Dutch consulting firm Portolan had helped port staff evaluate […]


Australian Dockworkers Take Solidarity Action with ILWU

MUA solidarity with ILWU at STX ship

On Friday 21 October a group of Young MUA Members from Newcastle took action at Newcastle Port. The group held a protest at the STX Jasmine in solidarity with the ILWU Longview Lockout.

The STX Jasmine is a ship based from the Port of Longview and […]


Port of Portland snapping up industrial land

The Port of Portland is once again becoming one of the largest industrial property developers in the region – a move that is drawing both praise and criticism.

Despite the dwindling land supply, port commissioners have approved a 2010-15 strategic plan that calls for the port to “be a regional leader in industrial land acquisition […]


STX Group Units Tumble in Seoul Trading on Fundraising Concern

South Korea-based STX Pan Ocean is one of the three global owners of EGT in Longview, WA.

STX Pan Ocean Co., South Korea’s largest bulk-shipping line, fell by as much as the daily limit in Seoul trading and affiliates tumbled on speculation group companies may sell stock to help pay debt.

“There were rumors […]