Items Tagged with 'west coast ports'


Retail Imports Remain Above Average as West Coast Port Talks Continue

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.
Read More

Record Imports Expected As West Coast Port Talks Continue

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.
Read More

Cargo Congestion on West Coast of U.S., Canada

Cargo congestion prevails among U.S. and Canadian West Coast ports.
Read More

West Coast Ports Contract Expires, Brings Surge in Imports

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.
Read More

Port Strike, Middle East Unrest Could Increase Gas Prices to Over $5.00 Per Gallon

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.
Read More

Fitch: West Coast U.S. Port Labor Action Manageable in Short Run

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.
Read More

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.
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.
Read More

U.S. to Test Integrated Trusted Shipper Programs; Possible West Coast Port Strike

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.
Read More

West Coast Labor Negotiations; Proposed Ocean Carrier Rate Increases

Shippers contend with a volatile shipping industry during uncertain West Coast labor negotiations.
Read More

ILWU Works on Negotiations, Preparations, Anticipates Fees

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



Image Galleries

Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety


Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


More Podcasts

World Trade 100 Magazine

wt october 2014

2014 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story: Logistics Drives Site Selection, plus much more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Transportation Capacity

As peak season has gotten underway, what is your experience with transportation capacity?
View Results Poll Archive


World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Use our interactive maps to locate service providers across North America.Interactive Map

Logistics Development Partners 

IWLA Members