Update on USA West Coast Port Congestion and ILWU/PWA Contract Negotiations

We know how committed you are to providing excellent and timely service to your customers. That's why we are giving you the most up-to-date information we can get on situations that directly impact that commitment.

As of now, we know that The Pacific Maritime Association has released information saying that congestion and labour disputes in the United States have worsened, affecting holiday commerce and more. Please visit, www.pmanet.org/news-info to see PMA's press release.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has targeted the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as Pacific Northwest ports, slowing down activities and clogging up supply chains. This has resulted in delays ranging from days to weeks in cargo deliveries. You can connect to the Journal of Commerce's website for additional information. Please visit, http://www.joc.com/video/expla... to watch a JOC video describing the current congestion at Los Angeles and Long Beach.

We know that what's happening in the Pacific northwest and southern California port locations puts a strain on your relationships with your clients so we want to give you the most accurate and up-to-date information that we can find. We are working around the clock to make sure we keep you informed.

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