STRIKE AVERTED – 6 YEAR CONTRACT SIGNED

 Feb  2013:  Great news has arrived in our emails this morning. The International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance reached tentative agreement on a six-year contract late Friday night.   While this agreement is still yet to be ratified, freight should continue to move as booked without fear of delay, re-routing, or the dreaded “Port Congestion Surcharge”. This will come as a great relief to exporters and importers, especially following the strain and costs caused by the recent strike on the USWC.