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.

ILWU responds to PMA labor contract offer

Excerpts from Monday’s Journal of Commerce:

In a give-and-take effort that may push contract negotiations forward, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is waiting for the Pacific Maritime Association to respond to its comments on the latest offer from U.S. West Coast employers.

ILWU spokesman Craig Merrilees said the PMA at the end of last […]


Report: U.S. has too much coal export capacity

The United States used only 34 percent of its total coal export capacity and does not need additional terminals, according to a new report that casts doubt on plans to develop new ports on the Columbia River.

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a Cleveland-based nonprofit, released a report recently by Tom Sanzillo […]