West Coast ports face new troubles in shippers/dockworkers dispute

February 11, 20151 minute read

Supply chain managers are watching closely new developments as the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing port employers, issued an order to stop the loading and unloading of ships at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. They are normally two of the busiest ports in the nation.

The labor dispute, which started last July, has resulted in chronic cargo backups. This latest development points out the changing conditions supply chains must address.