Waiting for a successful negotiation while watching the containers divert

The two sides in the ongoing labour negotiations between the ILWU and the BCMEA were set to meet on Friday, but no details have been released as to the progress of those talks, with the prospect of a full fledged shutdown of Canada’s West Coast ports a possibility should things not get ironed out in short order.

Against that backdrop has come concerns over the fate of cargo shipments out of BC ports should the uncertainty continue on much longer, already diverted cargos have been reported as Asian shippers not wishing to be caught in the middle of any dispute send their vessels to Washington state ports for unloading…

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 2808118164 )-