West Coast Port Dispute Over, But Reputation Still At Risk


The West Coast port dispute might be over for now, but it’s left a trail of backed up cargo, and more importantly, distrust in the network of Pacific ports that account for more than half of shipments coming into the United States.

Last Friday,...

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2 Sides in West Coast Port Dispute Reach Deal

Both sides involved in the west coast labor dispute reached a tentative deal Friday evening, likely ending a rocky nine-month-long negotiation process that jammed the flow of shipments across the Pacific.  

The Associated Press reported that...

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White House Issues Port Dispute Ultimatum

The White House’s top labor official has given the parties involved in the west coast labor dispute an ultimatum: end this fight here, or we’ll end it in Washington.

US Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, who flew into San Francisco earlier this week,...

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New Lunar Year, New Supply Chain Challenges

Today marks the beginning of a holiday celebrated by one sixth of the world: the Lunar New Year. Most widely celebrated in China, this global holiday makes an unprecedented impact on transportation, consumer spending, and manufacturing.


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West Coast Ports Reopen as White House Joins Dispute


West Coast ports reopened today after a five day shutdown, as Labor Secretary Tom Perez meets with representatives in San Francisco to find a long term end to the nine month dispute.

The White House is ramping up its pressure to end the cargo...

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West Coast Ports to Shut Down for Next Four Days

Update 02/13/2014, 2:34 PST: Auto manufacturers Honda and Toyota are adjusting production due to the port strike. Starting Monday, will reduce production at plants. Honda will reduce production at its Ohio, Indiana and Ontario plants while Toyota...

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Valentine’s Day: Choc-Full of Supply Chain Challenges

This Valentine’s Day, consumers are expected to celebrate by spending a record high of $19.6 billion on treats like flowers, champagne, and of course—chocolate.

While a box of chocolates might seem like a simple enough treat, manufacturing...

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'Catastrophic' Port Shut Down Looms Over Global Supply Chain

Retailers, beware. What’s been called a “catastrophic” West Coast Port Shutdown could be as soon as 5 days away. In a press conference with reporters this morning, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced that they would issue a “lockout”...

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Why Manufacturers are Mixed on Obama’s Plan to Save America’s Infrastructure

“America’s world-class infrastructure is falling behind the rest of the world.” reads the first paragraph of the President’s recently released 2016 budget plan on transportation. The plan then outlines nearly half a trillion dollars in spending...

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