Followup: Seattle, Tacoma ports ‘relieved’ by tentative contract deal

One day after the tentative contract agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association (terminal operators) was announced, the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma have sent their official comment:

The ports of Seattle and Tacoma are relieved to hear of the tentative deal between the ILWU and PMA.

Operations at our terminals will resume Saturday evening. We are uncertain how long it will take to move the remaining cargo on our docks and awaiting vessels, and to assess the effects this has had on our gateway.

Our combined ports support more than 200,000 jobs throughout the region, many of them depending on the freight moving through our terminals.

We will do everything we can to support our customers in getting this gateway back to our high standards of reliability and efficiency. shows no container ships at anchor in Elliott Bay right now, but three off Manchester, a holding zone for Tacoma. No word, meantime, when ratification votes will happen.

1 Reply to "Followup: Seattle, Tacoma ports 'relieved' by tentative contract deal"

  • texas February 21, 2015 (9:49 pm)

    Ratification voting traditionally takes place very soon, i.e. within the next week – 10 days.

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