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Port of Oakland international terminal shut down again

Oakland: February’s deal to resolve the crippling labour dispute at US west coast ports did not prevent another closure at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The port’s communications director Mike Zampa told the newspaper that the international container terminal was once again shut down – this time because of a “staffing dispute” between workers and port operators. But he did not elaborate.

The nine-month labour ructions that handcuffed ports all along the Pacific coast had been due to similar staffing disputes which were resolved in a tentative deal, yet to be ratified by the union.

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Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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