ILA Amends Complaint in NJ Superior Court, Adds OOCL as Defendant

Today the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) amended its Complaint in the New Jersey Superior Court in order to add Orient Overseas Container Line, Ltd. (OOCL) as a defendant in the lawsuit that the ILA had previously filed against to Hapag-Lloyd AG and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX). This amendment was prompted when OOCL elected to send one of its container vessels to a marine terminal that employs container-handling workers who are not covered by the Master Contract between the ILA and USMX. The lawsuit seeks an additional $100,000,000 from OOCL.