Port of Mobile strike could slow down record-breaking year


Operations at the Port of Mobile could be impacted this week with the threat of strike action from more than 800 dockworkers at the port.

The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1410 could strike against CSA Equipment Company, a local stevedoring provider at the port.

Should an agreement not be reached on 20 October, the 800 dockworkers will stage a walkout.

CSA is one of multiple stevedoring firms operating at Mobile, which is experiencing best-ever throughput levels.

Mike Bass, President of Local 1410, said several issues are preventing an agreement, including workers per unit and retroactive benefits.

Bass continued that union membership has been in talks with CSA for four years following contract expiration in October 2018.

APM Terminals, which operates at the port, is set to expand Mobiles capabilities to 1 million TEU upon completion of its Phase IV expansion.

Strikes across the world have halted works at ports: most recently in Liverpool, Felixstowe, and across South Africa’s ports sector.

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