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More chassis may not solve peak port congestion problem

Industry journal Apparel News reported the following in an article titled ‘More chassis may not solve peak port congestion problem’:

“The ‘gray’ chassis pool will add fluidity to the system, but it is not going to mean everything will be hunky dory,” said Phil Connors, executive vice president of Flexi-Van Leasing.

He noted that during […]


ILWU update on negotiations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 9, 2015) — West Coast ports re-opened Monday morning after employers closed the docks for two days, increasing delays for customers needing containers. The union remains focused on reaching a settlement as quickly as possible with employers. Talks to resolve the few remaining issues between the Longshore Union and Pacific Maritime […]