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January 7, 2015 ††† ††


ILWU / PMA Labor Negotiations



The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) announced late yesterday that they will proceed in assisting with the labor contract negotiations. The PMA had requested federal mediation since Dec 22nd but needed the ILWU to do so as well. The ILWU finally requested this late Monday. The two sides are completely deadlocked and decided it would be a good idea to have a The FMCS help. Two JOC articles linked below:






LCL Chassis Charges


Effective on LCL cargo for 2015, chassis charges will be updated to $3 / CBM for both import and export cargo.


BNSF Westbound Cargo Temporary Hold

Because of the ongoing congestion issues at the West Coast terminals, the BNSF is having a temporary hold on westbound traffic (export related). Facilities that will be affected by this include LA, Long Beach, Oakland, Tacoma, and Seattle. This affects new cargo. Cargo that is already moving will continue to their destination. Details in the link below:







Our regulatory experts are monitoring the situation and keeping a close eye on labor negotiations, which began on May 12, 2014. In the meantime we are checking shipment status on a daily/hourly basis to see where our clientís cargo stands in movement towards its final destination. While we canít control the situation we can keep you informed.


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