TITLE

California ports face tougher challenges in 2015

AUTHOR(S)
Margaronis, Stas
PUB. DATE
May 2015
SOURCE
American Journal of Transportation;5/18/2015, Issue 603, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the challenges confronted by California ports in 2015. Among the challenges are the contract dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), the increase in harbor trucking costs, and the higher costs of agricultural exports due to the appreciation of the dollar. Comment from economist Walter Kemmsies of infrastructure consultant Moffatt & Nichol on the issues is also cited.
ACCESSION #
102821480

 

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