Oakland Terminal Closes Over Labor Dispute – The Port of Oakland’s largest container terminal was shut down Wednesday after the ILWU Local 10 tried to impose its own staffing requirements.  These requirements were discussed during the ILWU-PMA contract negotiations but not part of the tentative agreement reached last month.  The PMA issued a statement on the matter saying in part, “These repeated work stoppages by Local 10 … are the sort of counterproductive activity that has become commonplace in Oakland over the years” and are damaging to  “the reputation and future of the Port of Oakland.”

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Europe Attempts Unified Drone Regulations – The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a proposal to regulate civil drone use. Currently, drones regulations vary by European country. The proposal covers various uses from farming to package delivery.

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LA Launches “Peel Off” to Fight Backlog – As a strategy to help alleviate the backlog of containers at the Port of Los Angles, officials have announced a new program called “Peel Off.” The program involves “peeling off” high-volume customers to a near-dock yard before being transported to inland destinations.

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