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.

PMA cancels weekend work, is ‘playing a dangerous and unnecessary game of brinkmanship’

From a report in the Wall Street Journal called ”West Coast Port Employers Suspend Some Operations Amid Labor Dispute”:

Terminal operators at ports up and down the West Coast say they will temporarily suspend some operations for the weekend, citing “ongoing union slowdowns” that have allegedly “brought the ports almost to a standstill.”

A spokeswoman […]


Congressman Lowenthal Statement On PMA Weekend Labor Move

The following is a news release issued by the office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal on February 6, 2015:

Discouraged vessel work will halt at West Coast ports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) released the following statement in response to PMA’s decision not to conduct vessel work from 5 p.m., February […]


Longshore workers' union chief slams employers for West Coast shutdown threat

Excerpts from the Long Beach Press Telegram:

The head of the longshore workers’ union on Thursday slammed a maritime association for portending a shutdown of West Coast ports, calling it “a reckless and unnecessary move.”

Robert McEllrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, especially criticized Pacific Maritime Association CEO Jim McKenna for […]


Hutchison quashes port assets disposal rumors

Conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa has denied speculation that it is planning a stake sale in Hutchison Port Holdings Trust.

Financial news website AAStocks cited a spokesman as saying there in no truth to speculation that Hutchison was negotiating to sell a stake of more than 40 percent in Hutchison Port Holdings Trust for between HK$150 billion […]