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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 happening People spend more time each year online browsing the internet for all types of information. on the West Coast 55% What is The 80% 26% 10% 100% Waterfront current Contract negotiations between the ILWU labor force on the docks and the PMA has been filled with half truths by the employer group and their PR firm. Current negiotiations have been going on for 8 months! true ! Large vessels have caused major issues for the ports and terminals up and down the West Coast Simply stated, it takes a lot longer to off-load a 14,000 TEU vessel than it does an 8,000 TEU ship, and they consume a lot more space, cranes, chassis, trucks, drivers and on-dock/near-dock rail capacity when they finally do get a berth, Cargo records at the Port of Oakland, imports up 5.9% in 2014 The timeline May 12th Negiotiations begin. Negiotiations continue past July 1st Cargo volumes begin a steady increase Trucker strike in LB/LA causes small disruptions July ILWU caucus P3 carrier alliance rejected. Shipping lines move to create other alliances/monopolies Container volumes up 7% over June 2013 Negiotiations resume Northwest grain and ILWU reach tentative agreement August September Tentative agreement on Health Benefits Rail service issues due to grain harvest Ocean three and 2M along with other 'alliances' order Mega ships carrying 17,000 teu + Container volumes up 6.7 % LA October Chassis shortages begin to hamper operations at Terminal on West coast Congestion is at a "critical point" Container volumes up 7.1% for Sept. in Oak November Shipping lines add $1000 surcharges The sale of truck chassis.The SSCo's decision to change their business model is preventing chassis systems from being available. The Journal of Commerce reported on Oct. 10, Chassis shortages and dislocations are believed to be the single biggest contributor to marine terminal congestion in Los Angeles-Long Beach.No truck drivers. On Oct. 13, the JOC quoted an industry insider who said, Frustrated by port congestion, drivers increasingly looking for other jobs both in and out of trucking.Larger vessels along with inadequate scheduling have choked the Ports. Huge vessels all arriving at the docks at the same time have created an impossible situation.A shortage of rail car capacity has led to delays in moving containers from the docks to distant locations via rail. On October 31, Progressive Railroading outlined the issue in an article titled Rail-car backlog reached record level in 3Q. Rail capacity has been stretched to the limit by additional shipments of crude oil. Vessels begin to go to anchor due to port congestion Truckers strike again in LA / LB PMA blames labor for the congestion ... and then cancel due to huge backlash December PMA stops all Vessel work at night Negiotiations continue January FCMS enter Negiotiations PMA admits congestion caused by management PMA stops all work at night and on weekends February Container yards begin clearing backlog of containers on docks Container yards near empty as backlog is gone and vessels stop working Container yards empty PMA 'lockout' of operations begins for 5 days
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