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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.

LA and Long Beach port CEOs named to US Department of Commerce committee

Port of Long Beach (POLB) Chief Executive Director Jon Slangerup has been named by US Department of Commerce Penny Pritzker to the Department’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSSC), the port announced this week.

Slangerup and 10 other industry professionals who represent different segments of the supply chain were appointed to the 45-member ACSCC, […]

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Port of Hueneme receives U.S Department of Commerce grant

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced on August 24, 2015 that the Port of Hueneme was one of this year’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant awardees. The award of nearly $1.5 million to the Oxnard Harbor District will be used to make improvements to the wharf and berth of this critical shipping hub. Projections […]

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California ports moving beyond landlord status to address productivity problems

Excerpts from an article in the Journal of Commerce:

Even before they endured four months of embarrassing and costly work slowdowns during contract negotiations between the ILWU and the PMA in 2014-15, California’s landlord container ports knew they had a congestion problem. They are now addressing the main cause of port congestion, which is outdated […]

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ABC News: Commerce Secretary says it's 'not time for the federal government to step in' to negotiations

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From a KGO article titled ‘Commerce Secretary Pritzker addresses West Coast port slowdown’:

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was in San Francisco taking a tour of a company called Dodocase […]

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