about the ILA District South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District Office

Longshoremen are a vital segment of maritime commerce.

 

More than 11 million containers arrive at U.S seaports yearly, carrying more than 95 percent of the nation’s non-North American trade by weight and 75 percent by value.

 

The roots of the International Longshoremen’s Association(ILA) date all the way back to colonial America and the arrival of ships bearing goods from Europe.