The Thugs At Terminal 6 Need To Be Stopped!
It’s long past time for Governor Kitzhaber and
other so-called leaders in the Northwest to use the bully pulpit to bring this
longshoreman nonsense at the Port of Portland to a halt.
For four weeks now, the thugs have been
jamming up a major transportation hub with illegal activities designed to
extort more work from their brothers in the electricians union.
The result has been cargo that misses its
shipping date on cargo vessels, truckers caught in a mile long line at T-6, at
least a couple of auto accidents and real chaos.
Companies in Oregon and Washington that
depend on deliveries to keep their workers on the job have been hurt. Some shippers have been forced to spend
hundreds of extra dollars to truck cargo to the Port of Tacoma. And now, a major shipping line has diverted a
ship from its planned stop in Portland, and is simply skipping that stop. Here's an excerpt from Oregon Live on the vessel that is skipping the rose city:
Managers at Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world's largest steamship lines, told freight forwarders Monday not to expect the 38,000-ton Cape Mayor in port this week. Instead the ship is expected to unload its Portland-bound containers in Oakland, Calif., where they'll be sent on by truck or rail.
Another Hapag-Lloyd ship departed Portland late after calling on the Port of Portland last week -- as did a vessel owned by the Hanjin shipping line, which left about 100 empty containers at the terminal Monday to avoid further delays, port managers said.
We know how far these long shore
jerks will go, after their hostage taking and dumping of cargo in Longview. And the only reason Kitzhaber tolerates this
nonsense, is that the unions own through their political contributions.