USWC Port/Terminal Update: Labor Dispute
UPDATED 12/5/2012 2:30 PM PST
As you may be aware, the negotiations between Harbor Employers Association (http://harboremployers.com) and the ILWU Local 63 Marine Clerks Office Clerical Unit ("OCU") ended in a tentative contract agreement on Dec 4th.
This is good news for the shipping community and we are grateful that the flow of cargo will resume through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
We do expect sailing delays and terminal congestion to persist for several weeks due in part to the tremendous backlog of cargo at the port.
We value your support and will continue to do everything we can to meet your service needs, without interruption.
For further information please contact your local Expeditors representative.