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Story | Jul 2, 2014 | 7:19 AMLast fall, a brief strike by Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association shut down operations at the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals in Baltimore, affecting commerce for numerous shippers. When an arbitrator ruled the strike was in violation of the union contract, it ended—and subsequently the arbitrator put Local 333 on the hook for nearly $4 million in damages owed to seven shippers. With payment still pending, Local 333 is now being sued in federal court by two shippers' organizations.
Story | May 18, 2011
The Los Angeles Customs District, which includes the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports, is expected to remain the nation's preferred gateway for international trade in 2011. It will handle about $372.8 billion in imports and exports this year, an...
Story | Jun 6, 2011
A coalition of environmental groups is asking the federal government to require ships traveling though California’s marine sanctuaries to slow down to avoid fatal collisions with whales, a problem that they say has climbed to “unsustainable...
Story | Jul 15, 2011
From the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association: When you're traveling during the hot summer, consider the possibility of heat embargoes that some airlines enforce to protect pets from exposure to extreme heat while moving between...