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US West Coast port negotiations deadlocked

The union representing port workers on the US West Coast has pushed negotiations with employers to December, thus prolonging the current congestion that is causing problems for numerous carriers.

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Container carriers will likely have to prepare for another few weeks of congestion and queues in ports on the US West Coast.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents port workers on the US West Coast, has postponed the negotiations for a new wage agreement to December 2nd, at the earliest, says the other negotiating party, Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), according to the Journal of Commerce.

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