Business As Usual at Port of NY/NJ

From MIQ Logistics Supply Chain Report

The Port Authority of NY/NJ has reported that full operations at Port of NY and NJ are restored. Gates opened as scheduled this morning 2/1/16, however a service advisory from the Port Authority website, reflects notifications of potential truck and roadway congestion:  “as a reminder, in order to keep traffic flowing on the roadways and for the safety of everyone, there is no overnight parking and no queuing on public roadways before 5:30 a.m. Truckers should plan accordingly and stagger their arrivals in the morning to help limit potential congestion”. 

On Friday January 29th, up to 1000 workers from the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) were part of a walk-off that occurred around 11:00 a.m.  Later that day, the ILA updated their own website urging all ILA members in the Port of New York and New Jersey to “accept orders and return to work immediately”.  The press release also stated, “We have heard your voices, we have heard your concerns, and we have taken action on your behalf.”  

While the ILA website does not indicate the reasons behind the longshoremen walk-out, The Wall Street Journal reported that the work stoppage was the result of grievances between the ILA and the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor. 

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