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This is no thriller, but, we still have a little suspence left through February & according to Joc report summary

The shipping industry continues to watch nervously as the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance continue contract negotiations that started last March. The ILA and USMX agreed in late December to a second contract extension, through Feb. 6. The extension averted a threatened East and Gulf Coast port strike on Dec. 30. The latest extension followed a tentative agreement on container royalties that cleared the way for discussion of the equally contentious issue of work rules and productivity.

SPECIAL COVERAGE

 
The ILA and USMX agreed in late December to a second contract extension, through Feb. 6.

NEWS & ANALYSIS

21 Jan 2013
Unions affiliated with International Transport Workers are showing support for their colleagues in the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, ahead of what could be a major labor showdown in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
Maher Terminals, Port of New York and New Jersey
 
21 Jan 2013
The International Longshoremen’s Association and employers will resume bargaining Tuesday on New York-New Jersey port issues that may pose the toughest challenge to settlement of an East and Gulf Coast dockworker contract.
Container yard hustler at North Carolina Ports Authority
 
17 Jan 2013
A federal mediator said three days of bargaining on an East and Gulf Coast dockworker contract yielded progress and that the International Longshoremen’s Association and employers have agreed to continue negotiations.
 
17 Jan 2013
East Coast ports maintained their lead in containerized exports in the first nine months of 2012 and increased their share of import and export mar
 
15 Jan 2013
The International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance held a full day of contract negotiations Tuesday and planned to co
ILA dockworkers in Jacksonville
 
14 Jan 2013
International Longshoremen’s Association negotiators apparently plan to stay longer at this week’s negotiations on a coastwide contract than they did last week when they cut short bargaining on New York-New Jersey local issues.

COMMENTARY

 
As if planning and managing a seamless supply chain weren’t tough enough, a group of gremlins put their heads together last year to find more fiendish ways to bedevil logisticians.

VIDEO

Stephen Knott, general vice president of the International Longshoremen’s Association, discusses the union’s concerns about the introduction of labor-saving technology at Global Terminal in Bayonne, N
Harold Daggett, new president of the International Longshoremen’s Association, comments on automation, container weights, organizing and cooperation with the ILWU.

 

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