PMA to Halt Ship Work

 In Industry Insider, Trans-Border Global Freight Systems, Inc.

The Pacific Maritime Association said its members will suspend U.S. West Coast vessel operations on four of the next five days rather than provide longshoremen with holiday or weekend pay for “severely diminished productivity.”

Vessel operations by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will be suspended coastwide on Thursday (Lincoln’s Birthday), Saturday,  Sunday and Monday (Washington’s Birthday).

Yard, gate and rail operations will continue at terminal operators’ discretion, the PMA said. Southern California terminal operators will expand daytime vessel operations on non-holiday weekdays.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bill Carey by email atbcarey@tbgfs.com or by phone at 800.493.9444

Source: Journal of Commerce