Update for Ports’ Shutting Down at LA
Bensenville, Illinois - Nov 30, 2012
ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are still shut down at the result
of striking clerical workers with the OCU (International Longshore and
Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit). For the fourth
consecutive day, OCU workers are picketing in front of terminals while
dock workers refuse to cross picket lines, effectively shutting down
Amid mounting pressure from the shipping public and
politicians to reach a deal, representatives from negotiating parties
met until about midnight on Thursday but reached no resolution. More
talks are scheduled for tonight, but there is no further information
about whether progress was made on a deal or the potential longevity of
As of this morning, there were about 17 ships
anchored at the ports waiting to be worked. Meanwhile, some vessels are
omitting their Los Angeles port calls altogether to offload containers
at ports in Mexico and other U.S. West Coast ports, which are not
involved in the strike.
We are closely monitoring all shipments
bound for Los Angeles and Long Beach. In the event that your shipments
are offloaded at another port we will provide you with available
options so you can get your cargo to their final destinations.
We will keep you updated on this dynamic situation as new events occur.
Source: Pactrans Air & Sea, Inc.
About Pactrans Air & Sea, Inc.
Headquarted in Bensenville, IL, and doing business for
nearly 30 years, Pactrans Air & Sea has established itself as one
of the world's leading international logistics companies. Providing a
wide range of services, including: import / export air and ocean
freight, warehousing and distribution, local trucking, trade shows and
product trading / sourcing. Read more about us for more information. We are: CNS (an IATA Co), FMC, NVOCC, MBE and most recently WBE certified organization.