May 31, 2019
— A lockout of longshore workers at Canada’s biggest port, the Port of Vancouver, ended in a deal on Thursday after a few hours, averting a potentially massive shipping disruption, the workers’ union and employers association said. Despite its short duration, the lockout led to lineups of trucks outside terminals and vessels being rerouted to other West Coast ports.
May 29, 2019
— Shippers are bracing for delays at the Brazilian port of Santos as workers for the port authority prepare to strike starting 7 a.m. local time Wednesday. A meeting planned for Tuesday night is expected to determine the length of the imminent strike by 1,100 workers of the Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo (Codesp).
Mar 29, 2019
— USTRANSCOM Public Affairs published a press release highlighting GEN Lyons’ meeting with CEOs from various moving companies who support DoD household goods movement, and a separate meeting with moving industry trade associations. The press release is not an accurate account of the events of those meetings. Industry attendees believe the tone of the press release implied industry’s support to the general’s decision to award a contract to a single provider. To be clear, most of DoD’s current household goods service providers do not support this initiative.