PMA statement ‘ominous’ in pointing to possible lockout

In an attempt to provide an update on circumstance surrounding West Coast, US ports, report that acrimony between employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has only grown worse since a federal mediator was called in on Jan. 5th.

Despite a mediator the war of words continues to escalate between ILWU and the PMA.

Despite the involvement of a federal mediator in contract negotiations over the past week, West Coast dockworkers are continuing their policy of work slowdowns and the withholding of skilled labour, bringing West Coast ports to the brink of “complete gridlock,” the Pacific Maritime Association said Monday (Jan. 12th)

US port congestion hitting shippers’ wallets Maltacourt UK further adds to the Board