Port labor dispute is big concern for railroads Union Pacific, BNSF – Omaha.com: Money

The following article indicates the concerns amongst the major rail shippers engendered by an evidently successful port slowdwown amongst longshoreman working at the port of Los Angeles.

Port labor dispute is big concern for railroads Union Pacific, BNSF – Omaha.com: Money.

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 1:00 am

By Russell Hubbard / World-Herald staff writer

With rail network congestion improving in some of the nation’s grain belt, Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway are facing another prospective headache: a shutdown of the port complex of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the country’s largest.

Omaha-based Union Pacific Railroad says a work slowdown by the the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on the California waterfront is hurting international volumes of cargo containers that travel by ship, rail and truck.

BNSF Railway, owned by Omaha’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said the labor dispute needs to get resolved before the economy begins to register damage.
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