As an industry we tend to look forward. We value due diligence, are proactive problem solvers, and of late we are master contingency planners. News of the tentative agreement between ILWU and PMA comes as a welcomed change in a negotiation period that spans a very challenging nine months. Here’s a quick look at the key dates that have defined the ILWU and PMA contract negotiations.
Often it feels counter-intuitive to pause and look backwards. In this case it was painful to see the supply chain forced into grid lock. It is important, however, to remember that looking backwards also offers a unique perspective. From this vantage point, a resilient and dedicated trade community emerges. Skilled logisticians and passionate Oregonians are staying focused on the greater goal: facilitating trade in the Pacific Northwest.