Shipping concerns are growing as Port Workers’ Union nears expiration

There could be another hitch in the supply chain soon.

Right now, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is in negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association. If they do not reach an agreement, we will lose labor at the Western ports, which means trouble for ag exports bound for Asia.

The talks are centered around expanding port technology which workers feel is a threat to their job security. It is certainly something to keep our eye on as the current contract ends July 1st.


Market analysts expect major shipping backlogs when Shanghai reopens on June 1st

A Win for Ag: Ocean Shipping Reform Act passed by Senate

Port congestion on west coast and in China continues to cause supply chain disruptions