Monday, February 16, 2015

Ships, Ships, Everywhere Ships

by Bill McBride on 2/16/2015 03:54:00 PM

From the LA Times: Line of ships waiting off coast grows as ports shut down for holiday

On Monday, there were 33 vessels anchored off the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, unable to dock, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California. That was three more than Sunday.
The White House is sending Labor Secretary Tom Perez to jump-start stalled contract talks between the employer group, Pacific Maritime Assn., and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Perez is scheduled to meet with both sides Tuesday, according to a Department of Labor spokeswoman.