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  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) has become the first port state to use Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC sanctions compliance and risk management service. The decision to opt for the system forms part of PMA’s wider port risk management strategy and as a precaution against the outbreak of Ebola. As part of the PMA’s risk management strategy, […]

  • 12 August 2016

    More than 100 delegates from 30 West Coast ports, who were elected by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), voted on August 9 to discuss with representatives of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) the possible contract extension between the ILWU and PMA.  By majority vote, delegates participating in a caucus in San Francisco, decided […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are too important for dirty tricks and childish one-upmanship, Paddy Crumlin, President of International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said reacting to PMA’s press attacks against ILWU. Namely, earlier this month, PMA accused the ILWU of orchestrating slowdowns at the Pacific Northwest […]

  • 30 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) said that the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) member carriers sitting on PMA’s Board of Directors need to come to the negotiating table so that direct and constructive dialogue between key decision makers can take place. The 11 members of PMA’s Board of Directors are largely carriers but also […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Talks on a new contract for West Coast dockworkers seem to have moved forward as agreement on one of key issues has been reached. Namely, a tentative deal has been made on chassis repair and maintenance issue allowing the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to assume control of chassis repair jobs. The deal is expected […]

  • 26 February 2015

    The US Congresswoman Janice Hahn, the representative of California’s 44th District, has called for an investigation into recent activity by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) during recent labor contract negotiations at West Coast ports. Congresswoman Hahn urged Federal Maritime Chairman Mario Cordero to investigate actions by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) during the contract talks with the International Longshore […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) called upon the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to agree to a temporary contract extension while the two parties continue to work on a new agreement, to avoid gridlocks as holiday shipping season starts to gear up. PMA said it was deeply concerned about the operational situation at the major ports […]

  • 23 December 2014

    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, has asked for federal mediation in its seven month contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU). While a number of observers – including policy-makers, retailers and port directors – have previously called for mediation, PMA had hoped the parties […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    US Port of Oakland has been hit by a new round of work stoppages as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) representatives declined to dispatch workers over the weekend causing a shutdown of terminal operations at the port. Namely, as informed by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), ILWU Local 34 officials refused to dispatch workers for the second shift on […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is reportedly trying to keep the U.S. West Coast dock employers, represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), at the negotiating table to finish contract talks that are ”extremely close” to completion. The ILWU, a labor union which represents the U.S. West Coast dock workers in an ongoing labour dispute with the […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The US West Coast port operations are approaching complete gridlock which may result in shutdown of ports, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said. Vessel production across the West Coast remains lower than normal. Vessels have been forced to anchor due to slow vessel turn times in the ports. Backlog of anchored vessels continues to grow […]

  • 8 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Weekend vessel loading and unloading operations are being temporarily suspended this weekend at the US West Coast containerized ports, with yard, rail and gate operations continuing at terminal operators’ discretion, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said. PMA added that in light of ongoing union slowdowns up and down the coast which have brought the ports almost […]

  • 21 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports. The deal was reached with assistance from U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Deputy Director Scot Beckenbaugh, the […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The US West Coast ports reopened Monday morning after employers closed the docks for two days, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) said. PMA attributed temporary suspension of port operations at the West Coast to a decision not to pay workers premium pay for diminished productivity. Talks to resolve the few remaining issues between the Longshore Union and […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is broadening its extensive array of pleasure craft marine engine product support services with the introduction of the new Preventive Maintenance Agreement (PMA) program. The PMA program provides five years of maintenance coverage for new or low annual hour pleasure craft vessels powered by Cat ACERT™ pleasure craft engines, ranging from […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Terminal operators at the U.S. West Coast ports are suspending loading and unloading of ships for four days, targeting ‘premium pays’ the longshore workers and clerks would get for the coming weekend and the holidays, the port employers’ representative Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said in a statement. Yard, gate and rail operations will continue at […]

  • 5 January 2015

    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has accused the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) of leading a sustained campaign over the last two months to withhold skilled longshore workers from their shifts throughout the U.S. West Coast ports. PMA says that the qualified yard crane drivers play a vital role by delivering and receiving container loads […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents over 70 multinational ocean carriers and maritime companies in contract negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), has accused the ILWU of orchestrating slowdowns at the Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle and Tacoma.  The two ports handle an estimated 16% of containerized cargo on the West Coast. […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have agreed to federal mediation under the auspices of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliations Service, to help settle the ongoing contract dispute between the West Coast dockworkers and their employers. Back in December, PMA publicly asked for federal mediation in the eight-month-long […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. National Retail Federation (NRF) has urged the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to reach conclusion on the new labor agreement, saying that the failure to reach an agreement is starting to have a significant and damaging impact on port operations and is contributing to congestion at the West […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The slowdowns by members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) at major US West Coast ports need to stop because the terminals cannot withstand any more, James McKenna, President & CEO of Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) urged. Seeking to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, the PMA has made an “all-in” contract […]

  • 18 April 2008

    APM Terminals North America celebrated a clean sweep of the Pacific Maritime Association Safety Awards announced last month. APM Terminals Tacoma, APM Terminals Pier 400 (Los Angeles) and APM Terminals Oakland were each recognized at the 59th Annual PMA Safety Awards celebrations in their respective U.S. West Coast PMA regions. APM Terminals Oakland won First […]