LA and Long Beach brace for trucker strikes

LA and Long Beach brace for trucker strikes

California’s top two ports are braced for disruption next week as truckers take aim at two logistics companies in a long running battle over back pay.

Warehouse workers and truck drivers at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will start a three-day strike on Monday, targeting XPO Logistics and NFI Industries.

This is the 16th strike organised by the Teamsters at these ports in recent years, some of which have resulted in ships being turned away.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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