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.

Napolitano questioned on cross-border trucking in House hearing

In 2006, Congress approved the Safe Port Act – requiring the Secretary of Homeland Security to draft guidelines for federal, state and local law enforcement related to cross-border trucking and that department’s jurisdiction “no later than April 2008.”

Nearly four years later, the cross-border guidelines have yet to be presented.

U.S. Rep. Peter King, […]


Horizon Lines fined $1 million in Oakland pollution

The shipping company Horizon Lines will pay a $1 million fine and contribute $500,000 to Bay Area environmental projects after pleading guilty to violating oil pollution laws.

Federal prosecutors said an inspection of the container ship Horizon Enterprise at the Port of Oakland in October found that a valve had been opened to prevent meters […]