West Coast Ports Labour Update – Tues, June 13

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We have gotten a lot of questions about the labour disputes at the West Coast ports, both in the United States and in Canada. Our team will be sending regular email updates on the latest news on the labour situation, so you can make the most informed decisions for your business.

Vancouver and Prince Rupert, BC
This past weekend, 99.24% of ILWU Canada members voted in favour of strike action. The earliest possible date the strike could start is Saturday, June 24. If this would happen, ILWU Canada is required to file a 72-hour strike notice on Wed, June 21.

Seattle, WA
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced that the Port of Seattle was entirely shut down on Saturday, June 10. The Port of Seattle is open today, but except disruptions.

Tacoma, WA
No job action to report, but expect operations to be slower than usual.

Oakland, CA
No job action to report, but expect operations to be slower than usual.

Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA
Longshore workers aren’t currently on strike, although union members have been engaged in disruptive work actions since June 2, including refusing to dispatch workers to terminals and “red-tagging” cargo-handling equipment. Terminal operators and drivers have reported increased congestion at the docks, resulting in delays from cargo ships sitting idle and trucks waiting to pick up cargo.

Need Advice for Your Shipment?
If you have shipments going through any West Coast ports and need advice on your options, please contact your Canaan Group sales representative or email sales@canaangroup.ca. We are monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis, and have several options for our customers to consider.