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ICTSI has contractual obligation to hire longshoremen at Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland

ILWU Coast Longshore Division news release:

PORTLAND, OR, June 8, 2012 — On Monday, June 4, a neutral arbitrator ruled in favor of the ILWU longshoremen who claim that maintaining refrigerated shipping containers on Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland is their work under a longstanding collective bargaining agreement that covers all West Coast […]


Shippers Fail to Kill Overseas Container Scanning Plan

Container scan

Shippers on Wednesday failed to convince members of Congress to scrap legislation requiring all containers be scanned overseas before being allowed into U.S. ports.

The “scan all” requirement is set to take effect next month despite the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, along with major shippers, repeatedly telling Congress that […]