A Hong Kong-based bulk carrier has been detained in Newcastle following allegations that its crew [...]
[NOTE: Ronaldo Blear has been reelected as Secretary General of dockworkers union SINTRAJAP in Costa Rica for his sixth 2-year term. He represents more than 1,000 union dockworkers and 'will continue defending their union agreement and organization from privatization interests.' For more information on the battle for SINTRAJAP jobs in the face of a massive [...]
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today called for all-party talks on the future of the port of Rotterdam, as dockers refused to unload a ship loaded at the new Rotterdam Gateway (RWG) terminal. RWG, unlike other companies at the port, refuses to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement with port workers, who are represented by [...]
The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO is urging its affiliates and port councils to oppose an amendment being offered to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline legislation that would repeal a portion of the Jones Act. The overall legislation is being debated on the floor of the U.S. Senate at this time.
“This amendment has no place [...]
From The Hill:
Drayage, the business of carrying cargo containers by truck from a port terminal to a distribution center, warehouse, or rail ramp, is in a god-awful mess right now at ports from California to New Jersey.
Shortages of chassis and dislocations of chassis, meaning that chassis are in the wrong places [...]
On January 8, Indian dockworkers observed Massive Protest Day in all 12 major ports. More than 30,000 dockers in all over India participated and staged massive protest “Dharana” in front of their respective ports.
Under the guidance of Com. S.R. Kulkarni, President of the Transport & Dock Workers’ Union, Mumbai & Com. S.K. Shetye, [...]
From Land Line Magazine:
If the mediation settles problems with warehouse workers and the maritime association, don’t expect all labor problems surrounding the twin ports to stop.
In December, five employees filed a lawsuit against California Cartage Co. and two staffing services for alleged violations of Los Angeles’s living wage ordinance. The suit comes on [...]
From the Associated Press:
A federal mediator is getting involved in stalled contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.
Political and financial pressure has been building as each side blamed the other for the slow movement of billions of dollars of cargo across the docks at 29 seaports that are a vital trade [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
Contract negotiations resumed Monday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association after the holiday recess, but it appears that no significant progress will be made until both parties agree to compromise on the controversial issue of chassis maintenance and repair.
Until this year, shipping [...]
Excerpts from an Apparel News article titled ‘Longshore union wants to see more shipping line honchos at the negotiating table’:
A shortage of chassis to transport the cargo containers to rail yards and warehouses has been a problem for months as shipping lines got out of the chassis business. Now four companies lease out chassis, [...]
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