BCMEA UPDATE: ILWU Canada Strike Vote May 8, 9

UPDATE: May 14 Update: ILWU Local 500 posted the results of the strike vote held on May 8 and 9 on its website. More than 98 percent of the union’s members voted in favor of supporting strike action against the member companies of the B.C. Maritime Employers Association, if necessary. As noted in bulletins last…

Westbound Trans-Atlantic Trade Lane Update

Major ocean freight carriers offering Westbound Trans-Atlantic services have advised that various factors, including congestion at the Port of Montreal, seasonal blank sailing programs, and a recent surge in demand outpacing vessel capacity, have put a strain on schedule reliability and most importantly space availability. Carriers are seeing a surge in bookings coming from Europe….

Karachi Transport Strike Update

A transporter’s strike called last week to protest against heavy vehicles being barred from moving inside the city of Karachi has ended. Port traffic was at a standstill, and the situation escalated to such an extent that the port was almost at its full capacity, with many import containers blocking the movement of export containers….