This photo of a row of red cranes was taken at the Port of Vancouver, Canada. The Port of Vancouver is located on the west coast of Canada and receivesVolume of cargo handledis the first largest port in Canada and the third largest in all of North America.
In July 2023, at several Canadian ports, including this Port of Vancouver, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) ledstrike (i.e. industrial action)took place. Negotiations to end the dispute, which stemmed from a strike for better wages and benefits, were difficult, but in August the employer and workers reached a finalagreementwas approved. However, the supply chain that occurred during the strikeconfusionis expected to continue for the next few months.