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Negotiations Continue as Contract Expires Both Sides Pledge No Stoppage in Work Source:  The Journal of Commerce July 2, 2014 Update (07/07/14):  As of this morning local ILWU organizers were apparently disregarding instructions from their union leaders and distributing flyers in the Long Beach/Los Angeles harbors in hopes of starting an unauthorized protest/picket line.  So […]

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As your partner in domestic and worldwide transportation, we work hard to provide you with relevant and timely information about significant supply chain and distribution issues. On June 30th, the current 6 year contract between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the dockworkers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will expire. All […]

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By Blake Cotcamp Meteorology Intern Summary: The long, harsh winter for the Eastern United States is still going strong, as March will be welcomed in by a potent, late season winter storm that is expected to affect the eastern half of the country. The storm system that brought much-needed rain to California is expected to […]

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Since late last year, shippers have struggled with both a serious shortage of container chassis, as well as port congestion at the nation’s largest ports.  These two challenges are inter-related and have been especially severe at the nations’s busiest ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and New York/New Jersey. Matters have been compounded on the East […]

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By Blake Cotcamp Meteorology Intern Summary: The continuously active winter for the United States could bring treacherous conditions to the South this week, as a potentially dangerous ice storm appears to be in store for Atlanta and parts of Northern Georgia. The same system is also expected to bring some snow to the Mid-Atlantic Region […]

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Widespread Snow Across the United States Slows Shipping By Blake Cotcamp Meteorology Intern Summary: In this week’s global weather synopsis, a snowy winter for the Northern Hemisphere is expected to continue this week as another winter storm takes aim for the eastern half of the United States, where predicted snow totals have the potential to cause […]

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Winter Storm Dion Means Rough Weekend for Transportation East & West Posted:  12/7/2013 By Blake Cotcamp Meteorology Intern     Update (12/10/13):  As of Tuesday afternoon, the East Coast and upper Midwest were both was still receiving snow, freezing rain and hazardous winter driving conditions.  Shippers should continue to expect transit delays to these regions […]

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