DECEMBER 16, 2014

SECURITY 

Washington State Port Mutual Aid Agreement Is Off and RunningIt took more than five years to get accomplished, but it is finally in place and ready to be used.

 

TRADE 

$19M worth of rotten apples per week: Port slowdown continues to hurt industries, workersThe two parties meet near daily to continue negotiations and say they’re making progress on a deal. But in the meantime, Washington state’s import and export industries are suffering. 

Port slowdown prompting long term impact? –  On Monday, the Journal of Commerce reported that a new survey suggests a majority of shippers – two thirds, or 66 percent – say they will ship less cargo through West Coast ports in 2015

 

 

UNIONS 

ILWU responds to PMA labor contract offerIn a give-and-take effort that may push contract negotiations forward, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is waiting for the Pacific Maritime Association to respond to its comments on the latest offer from U.S. West Coast employers.

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