Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:42 AM CDT The International Longshore and Warehouse Union plans to hold a caucus sometime during the week of March 30 during which 90 union delegates will decide whether to recommend a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports for consideration by the union's full membership.
Thu Mar 19, 2015 08:55 AM CDT Planting prospects, corn quality concerns, how to handle the closing of the pit trade ??? just a few of the conversations I overheard at this year's National Grain and Feed Association annual convention in San Antonio.
Mon Mar 9, 2015 11:46 AM CDT Several shipping groups and the National Grain and Feed Association are among those voicing support for the Surface Transportation Board's proposal to require railroads to publicly file various weekly data reports pertaining to service performance. The railroads say the reports are unnecessary.
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:16 PM CST The ongoing labor contract dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is affecting service at several West Coast ports, according to trade sources
Wed Dec 31, 2014 02:47 PM CST Railroads are reporting fewer delays thanks to good weather and less grain movement. Meanwhile, the ongoing labor dispute in the West Coast appears to still be far from reaching a resolution.
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:44 PM CST The Senate on Dec. 16 approved a 9-cent-per-gallon increase in the barge diesel fuel user fee, which is expected to generate additional revenue annually to aid in the renovation and modernization of the country's inland waterways infrastructure.
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:20 AM CST Logistic issues and an ongoing labor dispute in the Pacific Northwest are affecting imports and exports of all containerized commodities, according to commodity industry representatives.