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.

Harbor tax rebate could help Seattle, Tacoma ports attract business

The Seattle Times reports that the Ports of Tacoma (pictured) and Seattle ”are losing market share, and they lay part of the blame on the harbor-maintenance tax. Importers and shippers can bypass the levy — $1.25 per $1,000 in cargo — by entering through or Mexican ports and moving the goods to final U.S. […]


MARAD creates Office of Strategic Sealift

From a news release published in Seapower Magazine:

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced an organizational realignment that will strengthen the agency’s ability to ensure the nation has sufficient capability to meet sealift needs during conflicts or national emergencies, according to a May 16 release from the Department of Transportation (DOT), which oversees MARAD.

The […]