Unitrans Global Logistics Newsletter | Edition 75 | June 23, 2017
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In Edition 75:
> LA-LB Protests Update
> European Dockworkers to Strike on June 29
> ILWU Projected to Vote on Contract Extension in August
> Chinese Port Consolidation to Continue
> Storm Hits Southern States
> Bangladesh Holiday Notice

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LA-LB Protests Update

According to a spokesman for the Port of Los Angeles, protesters caused minor traffic delays for trucks coming in and out of terminal gates earlier this week. As previously published, roughly 100 truck drivers and warehouse workers planned to participate in strike actions on Monday, June 19. The strikes were targeted at XPO Logistics, Intermodal Transport and California Cartage Company. Click here to read more.

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European Dockworkers to Strike on June 29

There will be a two-hour port strike taking place across Europe, next Thursday, June 29. The dockworkers plan to cease all activities from 10 a.m. to noon local time. The strike is intended to show support for Spanish dockworkers fighting port reform and to protest select European Union models which conflict with interests of workers and trade unions. Click here to read more.

ILWU Projected to Vote on Contract Extension in August

In just over a month, the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) is expected to vote on an offer from the PMA (Pacific Maritime Association) regarding a potential contract extension. The current contract is scheduled to expire on July 1, 2019 but could be extended until July 1, 2022. Click here to read more.

Chinese Port Consolidation to Continue

As Beijing moves forward with plans to reform state-owned enterprises, Chinese port sector consolidation is projected to accelerate this year. The process started in 2016 with a series of high-profile mergers of state owned shipping and logistics companies occurring since. Consolidation is expected to help increase efficiencies, gain economies of scale, decrease competition and reduce duplication of regional port resources. Click here to read more.

Storm Hits Southern States

Logistical operations could be impacted across southern states over the next few days as a major storm, named Cindy, moves inland. The storm made landfall early Thursday as a tropical storm, causing flooding along the Louisiana and Texas border. The system is now moving inland, causing heavy rainfall and flooding from the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley. Follow real-time updates via Weather.com.

Bangladesh Holiday Notice

Please note that many businesses will be closed in Bangladesh from June 23 to June 28 in celebration of the Eid-Ul-Fitr holiday. If you have shipment-specific questions, please contact your local Unitrans International representative.

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