In the dock: Echoes of the decade-old CMA CGM Libra grounding still resonate
Weighing up the future of general average after CMA CGM Libra ruling
Filipino port operator ICTSI’s foray into the US market ended in disaster, after a long-running dispute with a dockers union led to the loss of its main container services and eventually resulted in the closure of Portland’s Terminal 6 and the entire loss of container traffic at the Pacific north-west port. The dispute centred around just two jobs, and whether dockers or electricians should be employed to plug-in reefer containers in the terminal. According to American Shipper, a US court has now found the ILWU dockers’ union guilty of illegal work practices, such as work slowdowns and stoppages, and awarded hefty damages to the terminal operator.