Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director George H. Cohen announced today that upon the request of the FMCS, the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) have agreed to resume negotiations under FMCS auspices during the week of September 17, 2012.
Due to the sensitivity of this high profile dispute and consistent with the Agency’s longstanding practice, the FMCS will not disclose either the location of the meeting or the content of the substantive negotiations that will take place.
Click here for the official announcement from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
MIQ Logistics Comment
MIQ Logistics will continue to monitor the situation and update you as needed. We are prepared to assist in your contingency planning, should you wish to accelerate your deliveries; divert shipments to West Coast, Mexican or Canadian ports; switch to airfreight; or, simply stay the course. For additional information please contact your local MIQ Logistics representative.