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Negotiations on US West Coast reach key milestone

The parties involved in the port conflict on the US West Coast have reached a preliminary agreement on a crucial topic, and there are now increasing expectations for a final agreement in the near future.

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Negotiations in the labor conflict between parties in the ports on the US West Coat seem to have reached an important milestone on Tuesday.

The otherwise gridlocked conflict between the port workers' union ILWU and employers in the Pacific Maritime Association, which has now lasted eight months, did not look set to budge anytime soon, but on Tuesday the two parties reached a preliminary agreement concerning maintenance and control of cargo chassis, reports Reuters.

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