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Strikes Planned in Belgium

November 20, 2014

The three main trade unions in Belgium have called for a general strike on Monday, 24 November in the province of Antwerp, and on Monday, 15 December nationwide in Belgium. These protests are a result... View Full Post

Carriers Suspending West Coast Surcharges

November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 - Seven carriers have decided to suspend the announced congestion surcharges for cargo moving via U.S. West Coast ports, that was supposed to enter into effect on November 17, 2014. ... View Full Post

Ocean carriers to enforce “congestion” charges; drivers expand picketing at LA / Long Beach

November 17, 2014

A number of container lines operating between the U.S. and Asia say they intend to implement congestion charges of up to US$1,600 per 40-foot container for inbound cargo and US$375 per 40-foot contain... View Full Post

Contentious West Coast negotiations curtail terminal operations at Oakland; drivers picket LA / Long Beach

November 13, 2014

The SSA Terminal, one of the Port of Oakland, California's largest sea container terminals, was closed yesterday, November 12, adding to delays in another incident revealing the contentious state of n... View Full Post

L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says

November 7, 2014

November 7, 2014 - Dockworkers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are slowing operations to gain leverage during contract negotiations, management said. The Pacific Maritime Assn., which repr... View Full Post

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