• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 120 SHIPS ARE AT ANCHOR OFF THE WEST COAST AWAITING AT END TO THE DOCK STRIKE.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 120 SHIPS ARE AT ANCHOR OFF THE WEST COAST AWAITING AT END TO THE DOCK STRIKE. ACCORDING TO BOTH SIDES IN THE DISPUTE IT'S LIKELY TO BE A LONG WAIT. THE STRIKE BEGAN ALMOST FIVE WEEKS AGO. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME NEGOTIATIONS ON LOCAL ISSUES AND THOSE TALKS CONTINUE BUT THERE ARE NO TALKS GOING ON AND NONE SCHEDULED ON AN OVERALL. CONTRACT. ABOUT THE ONLY CARGO MOVING IS MILITARY. THE LONGSHOREMEN HAVE AGREED TO HANDLE IT.

    THE STRIKE IS HAVING A SERIOUS ECONOMIC IMPACT EVEN NOW. WHEAT FARMERS ARE FEELING IT. 85 PERCENT OF THE WHEAT GROWN IN THE NORTHWEST IS SOLD ON THE FOREIGN MARKET...JAPAN, THAILAND, THE PHILIPPINES. THE WHEAT HARVEST IS AT ITS PEAK. THIS YEAR'S GROUP IS ONE OF THE BEST IN YEARS. STORAGE FACILITIES ARE OVERBURDENED AND WITHOUT EXPORT, THE LEVATORS AND STORAGE BEES HAVE MO TURNOVER IN GRAIN. AND THE WHEAT IS BEING STORED IN THE OPEN. FOREIGN BUYERS MEANWHILE SAY THEY MUST HAVE THE WHEAT SOON AND IF THEY CAN'T GET IT FROM THE UNITED STATES, THEY'LL TURN TO OTHER NATIONS. SOME HAVE ALREADY CONTRACTED WITH CANADIAN SUPPLIERS. WESTERN WHEAT GROWERS ARE NOW FEARFUL THAT IF THE DOCK STRIKE ISN'T SETTLED SOON THEIR FOREIGN MARKET WILL HAVE DISAPPEARED.

    THE STRIKE IS ALSO CAUSING PROBLEMS IN HAWAII. THE ISLANDS ARE DEPENDENT ON MARITIME SHIPPING FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING. IN HAWAII THE INDIVIDUAL CONSUMER IS FEELING IT. STOCKS OF MANY COMMODITIES ARE RUNNING LOW. SOME PRODUCE IS BEING SHIPPED IN BY AIR BUT BULKIER ITEMS ARE IMPRACTICAL, EXCEPT BY WATER. ONE ITEM HARDLY IN SHORT SUPPLY IN HAWAII IS PINEAPPLES, BUT THERE IS CONCERN THERE TOO. HAWAIIAN GROWERS SAY THEM'LL LOSE MUCH OF THIS YEAR'S CROP IF THEY CAN'T SHIFT OUT AND SOON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZDNG7ZEORW2QXP0P07EBX3IE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZDNG7ZEORW2QXP0P07EBX3IE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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