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Retail Imports Remain Above Average as West Coast Port Talks Continue

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Retailers concerned by the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract will continue to bring merchandise into the country at above-average levels this month but volume will drop from the record set in August.
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Record Imports Expected As West Coast Port Talks Continue

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Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August as retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen's contract rush to bring holiday season merchandise into the country.
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Cargo Congestion on West Coast of U.S., Canada

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Cargo congestion prevails among U.S. and Canadian West Coast ports.
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West Coast Ports Contract Expires, Brings Surge in Imports

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With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the country at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions.
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Port Strike, Middle East Unrest Could Increase Gas Prices to Over $5.00 Per Gallon

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A recent study conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Retail Federation shows that the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if prolonged West Coast port shutdowns occur, causing an major increase in gas prices.
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Fitch: West Coast U.S. Port Labor Action Manageable in Short Run

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While a potential strike or some form of work slowdown affecting west coast ports is likely to be short and manageable, longer term shipping diversion to other ports and broader economic repercussions could occur if the negotiation is prolonged, Fitch Ratings says.
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As Negotiating Deadline Looms for West Coast Ports, Economic Trouble on Horizon

A new study shows a shutdown could cost $2.5 billion a day.
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As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., a new study shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs.
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U.S. to Test Integrated Trusted Shipper Programs; Possible West Coast Port Strike

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U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has plans to test a trusted trader program that combines security and trade compliance similar to the World Customs Organizations Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) model.
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West Coast Labor Negotiations; Proposed Ocean Carrier Rate Increases

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Shippers contend with a volatile shipping industry during uncertain West Coast labor negotiations.
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ILWU Works on Negotiations, Preparations, Anticipates Fees

Shippers should consider the impact of West Coast port disruptions to their supply chain.
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Industry sources report that negotiations started on a good note with both sides stating they expect cargo to continue moving throughout the negotiation process.
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