We are currently expecting some disruption at the Port of Los Angeles and the adjoining Port of Long Beach.
On Wednesday 14th April, members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union stopped servicing trucks owned by Universal Logistics Holdings (UHL). This action was taken in solidarity with truck drivers who went on strike on Monday 12th April.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (“Teamsters”) organised the strike, claiming some drivers were fired after voting to form a union.
Sources at the Port of LA have said that one of the port’s seven terminals is experiencing “minimal to moderate traffic disruption” but could not quantify the impact on cargo. It is thought at this stage to be minimal.
The Port of Long Beach has not yet provided information on the potential impact at its terminal.
Our Customer teams are continuing to monitor the situation and will keep you informed. Should you have any questions about specific bookings, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.