New disruptions threaten carriers on US west coast: "We need to be flexible"

Negotiations between port workers and employers on the US west coast pose a serious threat of more delays to container carriers. ”We need to be flexible,” says Hapag-Lloyd to ShippingWatch.

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The strained supply chains now face another threat prompting concern over more disruptions, delays and bottlenecks in the container terminals on the US west coast.

Therefore, the container carriers keep close tabs on the ongoing negotiations between the US port workers, their strong labor union, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), and the employers in the US port terminals on the west coast, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).

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