container shipping

Contingency Plan In Case of a Strike

The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU), which has always played a major role in container shipping at 29 US West Coast ports, could make a big impact in 2014, but the impact might be difficult to grasp. The rumor is that the International Longshore & Warehouse Union might be ceasing labor negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) on June 30th. This is the date that the International Longshore & Warehouse Union contract is set to expire. About 20,000 workers are covered by the contract.

Clean Cargo Working Group

Everyone in the ocean freight shipping industry, including freight forwarders, supports ways to reduce any harmful emissions into the environment. New technologies that will help improve the environmental conduct is vital, but the shipping industry must also track the progress made. That is where the Clean Cargo Working Group comes into play.

Merging the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles?

To say that the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles have a little rivalry with each other would be a bit of an understatement. There has been, and in many ways still, a heated rival that existed between both mega ports. Over the years, both ports have taken away container shipping clients from each other and disagreed on numerous projects.

Current Capacity Issues

With the 2nd quarter of the fiscal year complete, and businesses are carefully reviewing the current state of their industries to make the right choices for the next fiscal quarter. In particular, the shipping industry had an interested 2nd fiscal quarter. There was major news concerning international cargo shipping that occurred in the past few weeks. A big story concerns a new study released by consulting firm AlixPartners.

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