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Port Trucking Companies Fight Accruing Charges for Delayed Containers, Declare Force Majeure

The Harbor Trucking Association, a coalition of Los Angeles and Long Beach intermodal carriers, announced on Friday that it had been copied on more than 70 letters sent by 70 different Southern California trucking companies in the drayage business at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) and various steamship lines to declare force majeure, as defined under the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Agreement (UIIA).

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Chief Executive Jon Slangerup Paints Bright Picture of the Future at State of the Port

The congestion at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles was a topic heavily addressed at The State of the Port, an issue one might expect a lesser Chief Executive to skirt around in the hopes of painting Long Beach’s temporarily sputtering economic engine in a more positive light. Instead, Jon Slangerup confronted the issue of the continuously growing container ships, the shortage of chassis and the ongoing negotiations between the PMA and ILWU, head on.