U.S. Ocean Port Update - Oakland Port Disruption

November 3, 2022

Oakland Port Disruption

Cargo-handling operations were disrupted at the Port of Oakland on November 2nd due to a labor action initiated by clerks represented by International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 34.

ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) contract expired on July 1st, and workers at the Port of Oakland have been operating without a contract ever since. On November 2nd, clerks represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) walked off the job, causing work stoppages and slowdowns that consequently contributed to declining cargo volumes and dropping man labor in the West Coast Ports. Currently, at least three of Oakland’s four container terminal operations were halted yesterday due to travel pay issues for dockworkers who come into the port from outlying locations.

As a result, port delays on the West Coast are expected until further notice. For more information about free time extensions for demurrage and detention, please get in touch with ocean carriers.

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