East Coast, Gulf Coast Ports: ILA-USMX Reaches 6-year Tentative agreement Dockworkers (ILA) at U.S. East and Gulf Coast seaports reached a tentative six-year contract agreement in June with the port operators (USMX), beating the September expiration of the current contract and setting the stage for several years of labor peace at the country’s trade gateways. The new … [Read more...]
CBP: UPDATE on Guidance to Trade on Cargo Processing during Hurricane Harvey
CBP: UPDATE on Guidance to Trade on Cargo Processing during Hurricane Harvey US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued the following CSMS (Cargo Systems Messaging Service) #17-000521: The following guidance is provided for entry and entry summary filing for cargo aboard ships that have been forced to divert due to Hurricane Harvey. Scenario 1: At the of time the … [Read more...]
West Coast Ports: ILWU Votes for 3-year Contract Extension
West Coast Ports: ILWU Votes for 3-year Contract Extension The contract extension is until July 1, 2022 and should ensure labor peace on the West Coast until that time. The ILWU and PMA began to talk about an extension as early as March 2015, to avoid the setbacks that led to severe disruptions in 2014 and 2015. About 67% of workers associated with the International … [Read more...]
West Coast Contract Extension?
West Coast Contract Extension? The PMA (Pacific Maritime Association) which represents terminal operators and shipping companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has formally proposed a three-year contract extension to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The current contract expires July 1, 2019. The proposal would be from 2019-2022. From … [Read more...]
2017 – What is coming?
2017 - What is coming? Here are a few topics for 2017: Ocean shippers - several topics ACE - January deployment postponement Mexico City - official change For ocean shippers in 2017 (from JOC): “2016 was one of the wildest years in container shipping history. Within one year, the industry witnessed the largest bankruptcy in liner history with Hanjin Shipping, … [Read more...]