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Update on USMX & ILA Negotiations

The federal mediator, FMCS for the ILA and USMX negotiations issued a brief statement today.  The ILA and employers are trying to work out a deal before their latest contract extension expires on February 6. The contract originally was set to expire last September 30 but has been extended twice.

As noted below, due to the sensitivity of the negotiations there were no further comments.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen issued the following statement today on the labor negotiations between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association:

“The United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association conducted negotiations during the three day period January 15-17, 2013. In these negotiations the parties made progress and have agreed that the negotiations will continue under our auspices.”

“Due to the sensitivity of these negotiations, we will have no further comment at this time.”

MIQ Logistics Comment

MIQ Logistics will continue to monitor the situation and update you with additional information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact your MIQ Logistics representative.