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 wins major organizing victory on the docks in Southern California

ILWU Local 63 organizing victory, October 2017.

From the Dispatcher:

On October 5th, newly organized ILWU members were sworn into Local 63 as part of an on-going campaign to organize the superintendents in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. Superintendents from Pasha, Eagle Marine Services (Operations Center), California United Terminals and West Coast Terminal […]


Cargo traffic surges at Port of L.A. as Long Beach sees a drop

Long Beach is operating with six cargo terminals instead of the seven it had before California United Terminals left in late 2010 to move into the Port of Los Angeles. Long Beach officials said the lost terminal, which is a subsidiary of Hyundai, represented about 10% of the port’s cargo traffic.

The ports of Los […]


Analysis: Despite rocky times, the Los Angeles and Long Beach box trade dominance will continue

In an article called “Facing up to falling volumes,” Port Strategy published the following excerpt:

With one eye on declining traffic volumes, Los Angeles and Long Beach are maintaining that the situation is not as bad as it seems. Long Beach is suffering more, with October down by 20% over the previous year. Port officials […]


Villaraigosa inks South Korean investment at Port of L.A.

During his trade mission in Korea, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with California United Terminals, a subsidiary of Hyundai Merchant Marine, to expand the flow of goods and services between Los Angeles and South Korea.

Pier 500 will allow larger container ships through the Hyundai Merchant Marine Terminal. … Tthe […]