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ILWU members in Oregon, Washington ratify grain handlers pact covering 4,000

Excerpts from the Daily Labor Report:

The union said the agreement was reached Sept. 14 after only two days of negotiations, and covers workers at six grain export terminals in Seattle, Tacoma, and Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Ore., owned and/or operated by Cargill Inc., Columbia Grain Inc., Louis Dreyfus Commodities, CLD Pacific Grain, and United […]


Port of Seattle Imports Plunge 22.6 Percent

Containerized imports into the Port of Seattle plunged 22.6 percent in September over the same month a year ago as a tumultuous month at Pacific Northwest ports brought a meek showing in the midst of the peak shipping season.

Loaded inbound container volume of 60,809 20-foot equivalents container units also was down 8.2 percent from […]