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.

The Farm Bill, food aid and the U.S. shipping sector

Proposed changes to the Farm Bill would dramatically reduce the amount of U.S. grain exported through federal aid programs, threatening thousands of jobs in the transportation sector — including ports.

Those opposed to the Senate farm bill’s major revisions of the U.S. food aid model say U.S. jobs and military readiness would be affected if […]


Port of Everett adds 7th shipping line

A Singapore-based ocean transport company plans to start making regular calls at the Port of Everett. Austral Asia Line, AAL for short, is a subsidiary of Schoeller Holdings. The company specializes in moving heavy equipment to and from the Far East. Its cargoes often are used to support the energy industry.

AAL joins six other […]