• Trucker Shortage May Increase Peak-Season Trucking Rates

    Trucker Shortage May Increase Peak-Season Trucking Rates For the last five months, trucking companies and shippers have seen consistent increases in over-the-road volumes, reaching  pre-recession levels.  The slow, wintry start to 2014 and an early ocean freight PSS has increased the … READ MORE »

  • ILWU Contract Negotiations Will Likely Continue into August

    ILWU Contract Negotiations Will Likely Continue into August ILWU contract negotiations resumed today after a two-day caucus to meet with ILWU waterfront employees to discuss the progress of the negotiations. Although the ILWU and PMA have not yet reached an … READ MORE »

  • ILWU & PMA Resume Negotiations

    ILWU & PMA Resume Negotiations Following a three-day extension of the previous contract, the ILWU and PMA have resumed negotiations on a new contract. The ILWU and the PMA took a recess so that the ILWU could participate in contract … READ MORE »

  • ILWU Contract Reinstated for 72 Hours

    According to a joint statement released by the ILWU and PWA, “The parties have agreed to take a 72-hour break from negotiations on a new coast-wide contract while the ILWU attends to an unrelated negotiation taking place in the Pacific … READ MORE »

  • Trucker Shortage Creates Delays & Additional Costs

    Trucker Shortage Creates Delays & Additional Costs A few large steamship lines have warned shippers of additional delays and costs such as: storage, demurrage, waiting costs, and dry run fees as a result of the trucker shortage in the United … READ MORE »

  • U.S. Trade Deficit Decreased by $2.6 Billion in May

    U.S. Trade Deficit Decreased by $2.6 billion in May According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau, “the trade deficit decreased from $47 billion in April to $44.4 billion in May as exports increased and … READ MORE »

  • PMA & ILWU Contract Negotiations Continue After Expiration

    PMA & ILWU contract negotiations are expected to continue after the current contract expired as of midnight on June 30th. Neither the PMA or the ILWU have spoken publicly about the progress of the negotiations. Working past the contract deadlines … READ MORE »