Please be advised that this morning, January 29th, at 10:00 (U.S. Eastern Time) the International Longshoremen’s Association workers walked off the job at all the terminals in the Port of NY/NJ. The matter has been referred to the NYSA, and counsel.
There was no official confirmation of the cause of the walkout. However, multiple sources said it was due to ILA unhappiness with hiring rules of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, which oversees port hiring, the Journal of Commerce reports.
Please be aware there will be delays with delivering and retrieving cargo in and out of these area terminals. The Port Authority of NY/NJ just announced that no new trucks will be allowed to queue up outside of any NYC terminal.
At this time, it is not clear uncertain how long the stoppage will last.
RCL Agencies will monitor the development of the situation and provide more updates once available.