BALTIMORE—Longshoremen at the Port of Baltimore were back at work Oct. 18 after a three-day strike that paralyzed one of the East Coast's largest ports.
Members of International Longshoremen's Association Local 333 agreed late Oct. 17 to return to their jobs for the next 90 days while the ILA and the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore continue contract negotiations.
Among many other importers, the strike posed a potential problem for Pirelli Tire L.L.C., which had 20 containers of tires in the port waiting to be unloaded, a Pirelli spokesman said.
By contrast, Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. had only one container of tires at the port, a Conti spokeswoman said. A spokesman for Michelin Tire North America Inc. said his company does not import significant amount of tires through the Port of Baltimore, and a spokeswoman for Vredestein Tires North America said her company imports tires exclusively through the Port of New York.