June 1, 2012
CP strike ends, begins to resume service - americanshipper.com - Canadian Pacific Railway said it was re-starting operations Friday morning, ending a 10 day strike. Canada's Labor Minister Lisa Raitt was quoted by the Canadian Press news service that it may take weeks for the backlog that developed during the strike to clear up.
Employers: ILA not bargaining in good faith - americanshipper.com - James A. Capo, chairman of the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) which serves as the employer group negotiating a new contract with members of the International Longshoremen's Association, said he is concerned about a lack of "meaningful bargaining" and that shippers may reroute cargo away from East and Gulf coast ports where ILA members work. "We have now heard from the three largest associations representing our customers: the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the Waterfront Coalition, and the National Retail Federation. I believe that unless meaningful bargaining resumes, they will begin re-routing cargo."
ILWU Local 63 Clerical Workers Break Off Talks - joc.com - Contract negotiations between office clerical workers and waterfront employers in Southern California broke off after only two days of talks, Some terminal operators were making arrangements for possible picketing Thursday night by members of the Office Clerical Unit of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63. James Capo, who represents East Coast employers, accused ILA President Harold Daggett of making unreasonable demands in the contract negotiations. Cargo interests were considering possible diversions to West Coast ports if the ILA talks break down, but those plans could be called off if the OCU dispute leads to job actions on the West Coast.
Freight hit as Norwegian strikes widen. lloydsloadinglist.com - A strike in Norway is set to expand in the absence of concrete efforts to resolve the dispute, which has shut down rail freight services and disrupted shipping. Harbour pilots joined the industrial action on Wednesday, preventing ships from unloading at most ports, including Oslo.
Update of the Port Situation in India: Nhava Sheva – GTI: The impasse continues at GTI and still no positive signals about when the strike will be called off. JNPCT and NSICT: No change to the situation. Operations are running normally. Chennai – CCTL: The stoppage of work at the gates continue.
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