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Mar 30, 2015

Backlog at West Coast ports easing as imports pick up

Import cargo volume at the nation's more than two dozen container port locations along the West Coast is… Read more 

Mar 30, 2015

Canadian businesses least likely to use China currency, poll suggests

Although China is among the world's leaders in economic growth, few Canadian companies say they use the form… Read more 

Mar 24, 2015

Unabated port congestion prompting shippers to head East

Roughly 4 in 10 retailers and manufacturers intends to move their shipments from the West Coast to the… Read more 

Mar 20, 2015

Canada’s wholesale trade falls on fizzling auto sales, shipments

Wholesale trade receipts in January slipped to $53 billion from December, based on reported numbers from Statistics Canada.… Read more 

Feb 18, 2015

Head of labor department to mediate West Coast ports contract dispute

Labor negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have come… Read more 

Feb 13, 2015

Slowdowns escalate at West Coast ports as talks go nowhere fast

After early assertions that the West Coast port dispute wouldn’t have a major impact on the flow of… Read more 

Jan 30, 2015

Ultra-large container ships increasingly popular

Despite the recent plunge in the cost of oil, a Taiwanese shipping line became the latest to order… Read more 

Jan 6, 2015

ILWU joins PMA in requesting federal mediation

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced late Monday that in response to a joint request from the… Read more 

Jan 5, 2015

Weekend gate hours help Oakland chip away at cargo backlog

The Port of Oakland and its terminal operators are chipping away at their cargo backlog by running Saturday… Read more 

Jan 5, 2015

Chassis maintenance and repair a main culprit of ILWU-PMA impasse

Contract negotiations resumed Monday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association after the… Read more