The ILWU/PMA contract is set to expire just after the stroke of midnight tonight. However, there’s a glimmer of hope that negotiations between union dockworkers and West Coast ports are on a different course this time around.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be planning the editorial coverage for 2015. A lot of the story angles and topics I’m considering come from the Reader Survey. You guys are the ones in the field and on site, I trust your opinions and suggestions.
Container shipping lines are raising rates on the Asia-U.S. trade lane by $300 per 40-foot container to West Coast ports, and by $400 to all other U.S. ports, starting May 15. This comes on top of the $400 per 40-foot container peak season surcharge...
The U.S. trade deficit expanded sharply to $42.3 billion in February—the highest level in five months—due in part to weaker American exports, particularly commercial aircraft, computers, and farm goods.