Industry partners are alerting us that truckers protesting California AB5 regulations will continue through the end of the week at Oakland and truckers in Southern California will also rally at Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals. This is expected to restrict operations so severely that terminal operators will shut down gate operations – this morning gate cameras are showing empty lanes.
The Agricultural Transport Coalition (AgTC) has communicated this morning that the California Governor’s office has confirmed there will not be a delay or suspension of California AB5 legislation, which is the purpose of the protest action at the terminals. More about California AB5 can be found in this article from Reuters.
The closures at the port terminals will severely impact all operations at the ports and add to the existing congestion. This will impact pickup, delivery and return of containers at the terminals, additional charges could apply if loads need to be placed in storage until redelivery can be attempted again.
Please check your representative for updates on any pending loads, import or export, via California ports.