Intermodal Briefs: ITS Logistics, UIPA

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
“We are still advising caution when conducting business on the west coast,” said Paul Brashier, Vice President of Drayage and Intermodal for ITS Logistics. “The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have agreed to some tentative terms, including automation, but more difficult negotiable topics surrounding benefits and pay have not yet been decided.” (Image from ITS Logistics' May U.S. Port/Rail Ramp Freight Index)

“We are still advising caution when conducting business on the west coast,” said Paul Brashier, Vice President of Drayage and Intermodal for ITS Logistics. “The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have agreed to some tentative terms, including automation, but more difficult negotiable topics surrounding benefits and pay have not yet been decided.” (Image from ITS Logistics' May U.S. Port/Rail Ramp Freight Index)

“Los Angeles and Long Beach ports make progress in [labor] negotiations, but empty returns and terminal operations are problematic,” reports ITS Logistics in its latest U.S. Port/Rail Ramp Freight Index. Also, the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) completes a rebranding initiative.

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