News Alert: Update on ILWU Trans-Pacific Carriers Altering Port Rotations To Avoid Strike-hit Vancouver.

Dear Valued Customer,

We would like to provide you with an update on the current situation regarding the ongoing strike by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada, and its potential impact on the transportation of goods.

As a result of the strike, Trans-Pacific carriers have decided to adjust their schedule rotations. They are now unloading US-bound cargoes in Seattle-Tacoma instead of Vancouver, and additional vessels are being diverted to accommodate the situation.
This adjustment has led to a growing accumulation of vessels outside of Vancouver and Seattle-Tacoma. However, please note that the backlog is subject to change due to the continuous arrival of additional vessels in the Pacific Northwest on a nearly daily basis.

The National Retail Federation has recently stated that the ongoing strike at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert is not expected to have a "significant impact" in the United States. However, there may still be potential effects on retailers who transport goods through Western Canada.

Following the recent announcement by the ILWU in the US to stand in solidarity with ILWU Canada, longshoremen in Seattle and Tacoma must remove Canadian-destined containers first before accessing the US-bound boxes. They then proceed to reload the Vancouver containers onto the vessels.

We at USPTI will closely monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates. Please feel free to reach out to us with any further inquiries or concerns. Thanks!