Port of New York/New Jersey International Longshoremen’s Association Walkout

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Port of New York/New Jersey International Longshoremen’s Association Walkout

According to JOC.com, container terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey were idled Friday morning when International Longshoremen’s Association workers walked off the job.

The walkout began about 10 a.m., and reportedly affected all port terminals. Trucking company dispatchers advised drivers to avoid joining queues outside terminal gates.

There was no official confirmation of the cause of the walkout. However, multiple sources said it was due to ILA unhappiness with hiring rules of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, which oversees port hiring.

The ILA walkout came as New York-New Jersey terminals were struggling to catch up after a four-day weekend shutdown from Winter Storm Jonas, and a three-day holiday the previous weekend for the Martin Luther King Day observance.

We will continue to keep you updated as developments happen. If you have any questions regarding the impact this walk-out may have on your shipments, please contact one of the below managers via email or by calling 800-493-9444

Brunilda Carroll – Ocean Export Operations Manager
Sumar Bhatti – Import Operations Manager