West Coast Port Strike Over

West Coast Port Strike is Over!

As of 6:30PM PST the ILWU (port union) and PMA (ocean carriers association) have reached a tentative agreement. The contract negotiation took over 9 months. During this time most ports on the west coast were operating at a reduced rate creating significant congestion for all importers and exporters. (View Agreement)

The union members still have to vote in order to ratify the agreement so there is still a possibility that the contract negotiations might not be over. Even if the union members approve this deal the shippers and ports are still going to backlogged anywhere between 6 - 12 weeks.

West Coast Shipping has enough space for 300 more cars/boats. We have hired additional truckers and our staff is prepared to work extended hours and over the weekends in order to clear the congestion.

We partner with many shipping companies, NVOs, wholesalers and retail shippers and can help you move any backlogged cargo. 

We have very competitive rates on ground transportation, warehousing, loading, and bookings. 

NO additional storage charges due to port congestion

NO additional chassis fees

NO pier diem fees

NO extra transportation charges

Source: Wall Street Journal, PMA

West Coast Port Congestion over

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