The vast majority of cargo owners will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day and open on Monday, July 6th. However, for the most part, the marine terminals have the opposite schedule.
Below is the schedule as of this writing:
|Terminal||July 3rd||July 6th|
|Ben E Nutter||Open||Closed|
|Ports America||Open||Open for select ocean carriers and select transactions only|
|TraPac||Open||Open for select ocean carriers and select transactions only|
Why Monday and and not Friday like everyone else? The ILWU has two holidays back to back, the 4th of July and Bloody Thursday. Bloody Thursday is a holiday commemorating a riot which resulted in the deaths of four people in San Francisco on Thursday, July 5, 1934. The riot was the impetuous for the creation of the ILWU and is the one day of the year when not a single longshoreman is working on the docks. For more information on Bloody Thursday, click here.