Lockout Halts Shipments At Vancouver

Friday, November 12, 1999
Shipments through Vancouver, Canada's busiest port, came to an almost complete halt as employers imposed a lockout on unionized longshore workers in a bid to force an end to a contract dispute. No talks are scheduled between the British Columbia Marine Employers Association and the unionized workers at the port of Vancouver, and federal officials have said the government has no immediate plans to force a settlement. The previous labor contract between employers and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union of Canada expired in 1998, and the two sides are at odds over several issues including wages and the use of non-union labor. The lockout has stopped the loading and unloading of all goods except bulk grains exports and some coal destined for Japan and effects nearly $61.2 million per day in shipments, according to a port official. The employers said they had been forced to impose a lockout to bring an end to the dispute, because ships began diverting to U.S. ports after Oct. 20, when the union was in a legal position to call a strike.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Can Bandwidth Supply Keep up with Maritime Demand?

In the next few years, demand for bandwidth on the high seas will grow, in no small part due to technology that is making operations more efficient and keeping crews and passengers healthy,

Summer Cruise to North Sea Oil Rigs Amazes Tourists

Bored with palm-fringed beaches and turquoise seas? Then the gigantic oil platforms of the North Sea beckon. The first ever "rig-spotting" cruise just ended off the coast of Norway,

China to Add 8 Cruises to Push Tourism in South China Sea

Three State-owned enterprises from the shipping, tourism and construction sectors will cooperate to equip up to eight cruise liners and offer diversified sightseeing

Ports

APL Introduces Felixstowe Express Service for Asia-Europe Trade

APL, part of the CMA CGM Group, has announced the launch of the Felixstowe Express Service (FEX), a new weekly service that connects the key ports of China, Europe

DP World Eyes Taiwan Port

Global marine container terminal operator DP World  will help to expand the development of Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7, which is owned by the state run Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC),

Panama Canal: Assessing the Risk & Reward

The Panama Canal’s impact on shipping routes and vessel sizes since it opened in 1914 is undisputed. This will continue with the opening of a third channel for larger vessels in 2016.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0513 sec (19 req/sec)