Update for Ports’ Shutting Down at LA

Bensenville, Illinois - Nov 30, 2012

The 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 the ports.

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 the strike.

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.

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