International Longshoremen’s Association
The bitter winter has caused major traffic jams around the ports of New Jersey — with truckers stuck in line for hours to pick up cargo, and the consequences being seen at major retailers.
The extension came after the union and an alliance of port operators and shipping lines resolved one of the stickier points in their months-long contract negotiations, involving royalty payments to the longshoremen for each container they unload.
The New York Shipping Association, an organization representing cargo terminals and terminal operators, says an agreement has been reached.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A work stoppage at ports in New Jersey and New York is affecting the unloading of ships in both states.