Skip to main content

Twin Cities shipments remain on course after ports strike averted

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Twin Cities retailers and manufacturers are in the clear -- at least for now -- thanks to deal to delay a ports strike on the East Coast, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reports.

A strike would have disrupted shipments to Twin Cities businesses since it would have closed 14 ports on the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast -- which handle 44 percent of the cargo containers entering and leaving the U.S., the Journal says.

Retailers like Twin Cities-based Target Corp. told Business Week that it had a "well-defined" contingency plan, but would not share the exact details of that plan.

A mediator said Friday that representatives for the shipping companies and the dockworker's union had agreed to extend the current contract until Jan. 28, the New York Times reports.

The International Longshoreman's Association's 14,500 members previously had threatened to go on strike Sunday if an agreement wasn't reached.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-10-07 at 10.49.51 AM

Sisters now living in MN win $80K over treatment at Texas border facility

Kerlin Sanchez Villalobos and her sister were awarded a settlement of $80,000.

Minneapolis Fire Department

Series of garage fires cause damage in south Minneapolis

Two of the fires occurred on the 4500 block of Snelling Avenue.

Cedric Alexander

Minneapolis’ public safety chief spends evening mocking, blocking on Twitter

The community safety commissioner responded to one user's question about downtown policing by calling them two-faced.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 4.04.40 PM

Ramen bar announced for upcoming Eat Street Crossing food hall

The restaurant roster is filling up at Eat Street Crossing.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis

It's the 70th homicide in Minneapolis this year.

NearNorthEncampment

Minneapolis police, city employees clear out Near North encampment

This comes as colder weather moves through the state.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 4.32.46 PM

New T.J. Maxx to open in the Twin Cities this month

Opening day will kick off with extended hours.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 3.04.24 PM

Former Hennepin County commissioner arrested for DWI

The 61-year-old was being held in Hennepin County Jail as of Thursday morning.

Evie Carshare

Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities

Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 1.11.01 PM

Popular Apple Valley ice arena could be replaced

A concept plan to transform the ice arena is being considered.

21a171abc8c6a3619739a786eed516a563206c38bec4a972944e80fa213b9ab6

Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises

The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.

Related

Strike that could stop Northstar line temporarily averted

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen had voted to strike starting Friday. President Obama interjected, appointing a board to review the dispute between the U.S. railroads and their unions. It will delay the strike for at least two months.