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  • Alaska spared in West Coast port slowdown

    TACOMA, Wash. Twice a week ships leave Tacoma bound for Alaska, carrying everything from food and clothing, to Xboxes and construction materials.
  • West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout

    West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout
    For months, contract negotiations between a powerful union and multinational shipping lines progressed amicably in public, even though roughly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers labored without a contract. Now the public harmony has been shattered, raising...

    Port slowdown continues, threatening agricultural products

    As the slowdowns continue at the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington state, workers are being sent home, agriculture containers full of food are at risk of rotting and truck drivers are at a standstill, losing money as the hours tick by. The...

    L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says

    L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says
      Dockworkers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are slowing operations to gain leverage during contract negotiations, management said. The Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents employers operating port terminals and shipping lines, said...

    Fear of work stoppage leads to cargo surge at local ports

    Fear of work stoppage leads to cargo surge at local ports
    The Port of Los Angeles had its busiest June ever, and neighboring Long Beach hasn't handled so much cargo in June since before the recession. But the influx of cargo containers had less to do with economic improvement than retailers' worries about...