It's the latest in a series of studies and legislation proposals having to do with automation in the wake of a failed effort by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU
) to prevent APM Terminals from installing robotic equipment at its terminal at Pier 400 in the neighboring Port of Los Angeles.
is part of an executive advisory council that the ports created to hear from stakeholders on ways to improve cargo operations.
According to reports, the irony of the ILWU
work slowdowns and the PMA's response of restricting night and weekend work, is that these actions compounded problems that already existed such as the worst freight congestion in a decade, in part because of a truck trailer shortage, as well as the increased use of the mammoth container vessels operated by expanded carrier alliances that hold more cargo than older ships.
By the way, no one from the ILWU
made it to sunny Brazil.
While the agreement may mean that West Coast ports should experience improved productivity from ILWU
workers, ICTSI said the ongoing issues at the Port of Portland, are more complicated than at other ports.
How would you characterize today's ILWU
members compared with those who joined when you--or, for that matter, your father--first entered the union?
You also disrespectfully and falsely state that the ITF "recently instructed the International Longshore and Harbor (sic) Workers Union (ILWU
) to direct its support of the Charleston Five" to you.
While the ILA bosses dithered, the ILWU
raised more than $150,000 for the workers' defense.
-- The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates point to closer levels of normalcy at U.S.-based retail container ports on the heels of a recently inked West Coast port labor agreement between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU
The long-term efforts by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU
) to delay shipping activity at the Port of Portland's Terminal 6 are affecting operations of the ICSTSI unit in Oregon.
Reiss called coastal agreements between terminal operators and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU
), which represents dockworkers on the U.S.