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The West Coast arbitrator who adjudicates labor disputes involving the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers on Wednesday ruled dockworkers in Los Angeles-Long Beach would not violate their contract if they honor a picket line established by office clerical workers in Southern California.
What’s going on with the world’s container carriers? Maersk Line and other large carriers say they’re no longer seeking additional market share. Maersk dropped plans to buy a final 10 18,000-TEU vessels, and executives say it may be a few years before it orders more ships because of an expected slowdown in container volume growth. It says it won’t hesitate to pull additional capacity this year if volumes don’t hold up.
If your company is an exporter of defense articles listed on the United States Munitions List (“USML“) and require a Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) license, you should be aware of recent events with certain international freight forwarders that could impact your supply chain.