Ports on the West Coast of Canada have concluded a fourth day of strike action, with no immediate signs of a resolution on the horizon.

Workers walked out on Saturday, following a recent ballot of ILWU Union members that returned a massive 99% vote in favour of a strike. The dispute over pay, maintenance and automation has resulted in workers being out of contract since March this year.

Port management and the union are understood to have called a halt to negotiations on Monday due to being no nearer to an agreement than when they started at the weekend.

In the meantime, over 150 ships are understood to be stuck in the port of Vancouver, with another 60 in the Port of Prince Rupert.

Without resolution the strike could continue indefinitely, which in some cases is already starting to affect local fulfilment and delivery, along with transit times from Asia.

Westbound are monitoring the situation very closely and will advise of any major developments. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you are concerned about any current orders.

If you have any questions regarding the above, then Westbound are here to help. So, please do not hesitate to contact us.