Strike blocks chemicals drop
- Harbor pilot strike in L.A. snarls Pacific shipments. Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;7/16/1997, Vol. 174 Issue 11, p32
Reports on the effect of the continued harbor strike at the Port of Los Angeles in California on the delivery of Far East cargo which includes apparel. Delay in the unloading of container ships; Temporary restraining order granted by a Supreme Court judge sending strikers back to work.
- Court's order unclogs Port in Los Angeles. // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;7/17/1997, Vol. 174 Issue 12, p13
Reports that longshoremen at Port of Los Angeles was ordered by a judge to return to work and start unloading a backlog of cargo from stranded vessels as a result of a four-day work stoppage. Circumstances behind the strike of dockworkers.
- Montreal port back to work but labor dispute still unsettled. // Traffic World;4/3/95, Vol. 242 Issue 1, p47
Reports on normalization of operations at the port of Montreal following a March 23, 1995 return to work by striking longshoremen. Bargaining agreements between the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) and the union affiliate of Canadian Union of Public Employees; Backlog of 7,000 export...
- Port of Liverpool weathers labor action, continues painful transition to profitability. Cottrill, Ken // Traffic World;12/18/95 & 12/25/95, Vol. 244 Issue 12/13, p28
Reports on the slow transition of the Port of Liverpool in England to profitability after services were disrupted by unofficial labor action in September 1995. Return of major customers to the port; Indication of a new operational regime at British ports; Background on the picket staged by...
- Mayhem That Lingers. Mongeluzzo, Bill // Traffic World;1/27/2003, Vol. 267 Issue 4, p31
Analyzes reasons for the lingering U.S. West Coast port crisis of 2002. Aftermath of 10-day shutdown due to lockout; Two decisions by shipping lines that exacerbated the crisis; Lessons for the container transport industry.
- Shippers, carriers remain reticent. Morris, Gregory D.L. // Chemical Week;9/27/95 Supplement, Vol. 157 Issue 11, pS3
Focuses on the chemical distribution chain. Criteria for carrier selection; Importance of financial stability; Difficulty in the trend toward outsourcing; Problems of risk assessment.
- Environmental regulation preoccupies tanker pools. Thomas, Nick // Chemical Week;9/27/95 Supplement, Vol. 157 Issue 11, pS19
Focuses on the impact of costs to maintain environmentally friendly chemical tanker fleets. Measures taken to conform to ever-increasing regulation that make up most of a company's fixed costs; Impracticality in raising freight rates to accumulate extra funds; Influence of costs on shipbuilding...
- LTL carriers focus on chemicals. // Chemical Week;7/26/1995, Vol. 157 Issue 3, p69
Reports on less-than-truckload (LTL) highway carriers' focus on chemical business as a growth market in the United States. Industry's poor financial results; Yellow Freight's chemical traffic; Investment in logistics capabilities and handling facilities to support liquid and dry chemical shipments.
- Parcel tanker lines add new ships. Morris, Gregory D.L.; Tattum, Lyn // Chemical Week;9/25/96 Supplement Consolidation, Vol. 158 Issue 36, pT11
Reports on the expansion of parcel tanker fleets for chemical transport and distribution. Mitsui & Co.'s acquisition of Tokyo Marine to challenge the Norwegians' dominance of the parcel tanker business; Delivery of big, expensive new vessels by large top-tier tanker operators; Danger of...