Service Announcements

We use our service announcements to keep our valued customers informed of events that may impact the movement of their cargo. If you have questions about any of the information posted here, please contact us.

Operations : PMA Press Release - PMA, ILWU Announce West Coast Waterfront Contract

February 20, 2015

The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union today announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports. Read More

Operations : PMA Press Release - ILWU Slowdowns Lead to Temporary Suspension of Vessel Operations on Four Weekend, Holiday Dates

February 11, 2015

In light of ongoing and costly ILWU slowdowns, PMA members will temporarily suspend premium-pay weekend and holiday vessel operations on four upcoming dates, while yard, gate and rail operations will continue at terminal operators' discretion. Read More

Operations : PMA Press Release - ILWU Demands Right to Fire Arbitrators Who Rule Against Them

February 09, 2015

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) today revealed details of a major Union demand in stalled West Coast contract negotiations: the ILWU's demand to be able to fire any arbitrator who rules against the Union. Read More

Operations : PMA Press Release - PMA Makes "All-in" Offer to ILWU as Contract Talks Lag

February 04, 2015

Seeking to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association has made an "all-in" contract offer that would significantly increase compensation to members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Read More

Operations : PMA Press Release - Longshore Union Work Slowdowns Bring Terminal Operations to the Brink of Gridlock

January 13, 2015

The following press release was issued yesterday by the Pacific Maritime Association. Eight months since contract talks began, and after more than two months of ILWU-staged slowdowns that have methodically reduced terminal productivity at the five largest ports on the West Coast, operations are approaching complete gridlock. Read More

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