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...
Intensive talks between the U.S. and Japan over the past two weeks, punctuated by President Obama’s visit to Tokyo, failed to resolve major sticking points between the two countries, which means the 12-nation trade bloc is still tentative.