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WILL PRODUCE FLOW IF PORTS COME TO STANDSTILL DUE TO STRIKE ???

U.S. ports give assurances over fruit & veg trade





December 27th, 2012







With just over two days until port strikes could threaten U.S. international trade from Maine to Texas, operators are hopeful the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Authority (USMX) can reach an agreement in master contract negotiations.




 If talks fail, several port authorities have indicated they will take the ILA at its word that perishables will not be impacted, while specific local arrangements will assist the fruit and vegetable trade in many areas. 



Produce however is not enough to keep an economy going, and some have called on President Barrack Obama to intervene through the Taft-Hartley Act.                                                                                                                







Florida’s business leaders and politicans sure know the political pull they hold in Washington, which makes it no surprise that the state’s Governor Rick Scott is leadi…

MAERSK UPDATE ON POTENTIAL PORT STRIKE ...

UPDATE 3: Potential East/Gulf Coast Disruption


On December 27, 2012 · In Advisories, Export, Import





**Customers urged to pick-up all current import loads sitting on terminal**








Dear Valued Customer,




In follow-up to our update from yesterday we would like to again encourage all customers to expedite the pick-up of all IMPORT dry/reefer loads sitting on terminal prior to gates closing tomorrow, Friday December 28.





As previously announced in our first update on December 20, 2012, the following will apply related to Demurrage/Detention/Per Diem at the start of a disruption:








• Containers on terminal shall not accrue demurrage or detention charges if the container is still within free time when the disruption starts.






• If the container is already accruing demurrage or detention at the time of the disruption these charges will continue to be applied throughtout the length of the disruption.




Again, we strongly encourage all customers to make every effort to pick up all import loads on terminal.

To get …

SEA CONTAINER TRACKING : Google, Same-Day Delivery, and Container Tracking ...

by Adrian Gonzalez October31st,2012







Meet Google, your new supply chain and logistics technology provider.

According to a New York Times article, Google has started to test a same-day delivery service in San Francisco with some Google employees and their friends. At least one national apparel retailer is participating in the test, according to a source. Although Amazon and Walmart have made headlines in recent months with their own same-day delivery offerings (see “On Amazon’s Quest for Same-Day Delivery” and Walmart to Go), Google’s plan to offer this service was first reported last December in the Wall Street Journal. 




Here are some excerpts from that article:





Google is pushing back [on Amazon] with the quick-shipping service, and some retailers are interested in signing up for it, said people familiar with the matter. They said Google has pitched the project to big retailers that it has teamed up with in the past, a group that includes Macy’s Inc., Gap Inc., and OfficeMax Inc.
The quic…

EAST COAST & GULF PORTS ARE THREE DAYS FROM TOTAL SHUTDOWN ...

http://shippingwatch.dk/service/beting http://shippingwatch.dk/English_Version/article4961977.ece#ixzz2GHGW5suU





The U.S. East Coast could close down in three days








ENGLISH VERSION:

On midnight before Sunday December 30, 14,500 port workers in New York and 13 other ports on the U.S. East Coast will stop working, if the final negotiations end without a result.







Af OLE ANDERSEN
Offentliggjort 27.12.12 kl. 10:45






With three days to go before 14,500 port workers will begin striking on the U.S. East Coast, the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) union and the employers have been summoned for a final meeting in an effort to ward off an extensive walkout in 14 ports from Maine to Texas.




The deadline set by the parties for reaching a new six-year wage agreement will expire on midnight, December 30. 




The negotiations collapsed on December 19, and ILA, led by Chairman Harold Dagget (photo), has announced and prepared for the shut downs of port terminals on midnight, December 30, if a satisfacto…

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