June 3, 2023
Labor issues at several West Coast ports led to limited terminal operations on Friday, creating uncertainty over whether disruptions would continue in the coming days.
Port officials and at least two trucking executives told Supply Chain Dive the issues were related to unfilled jobs at terminals. The issue caused varying degrees of disruption at maritime gateways in the morning, during longshore workers’ first shift.
The most significant disruption took place at the Port of Oakland, where international terminals were closed during the day.
The type of disruptions varied by port, Paul Brashier, vice president of drayage and intermodal at ITS Logistics, told Supply Chain Dive.
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