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.

Why Obama hasn’t rushed to rescue US West Coast ports

Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:

The national media have hit the issue, but those stories are generally relegated outside the front pages. For most media, particularly TV journalism, the story lost some sparkle once it lost that “man on the street” impact. Most of the public remains unaware of West Coast port congestion.

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Port leaders tackle congestion; talks center on chassis crisis

In a Press-Telegram article called ”Port of Long Beach leaders to tackle congestion relief,” efforts to relieve the months-long congestion center on one of the root causes: a severe shortage of chassis.

Chassis at Port of Long Beach. POLB photo.

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners will decide whether to allow Chief Executive […]