Month: May 2014

US West Coast Port Strike in 2014

April 30, 2014 – As you may have read in the transportation and logistics trade media, on June 30, 2014 the waterfront contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Association Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association ( port terminal operators) is set to expire. If a strike occurs at U.S. West Coast ports between the… Read more »

Anticipating and Planning for a US West Coast Port Strike in 2014

Contingency Planning and Preparation Form a Contingency Planning / Management Team. Take a multi-tiered approach that looks at various combinations of inventory management based on near-term demand. Prepare to increase forward inventories by advancing the execution of orders (X number of weeks prior to the June 30 contract expiration date). Prioritize orders, and secure container… Read more »