Training

This page contains links to confidential information intended for viewing by USMX members, directors and staff only. Search below for information on USMX’s training programs, class registration forms with course outlines, and order forms for training materials.

About Our Training Programs

USMX-ILA Container Freight Station (CFS) Trust Fund Training

The USMX-ILA CFS Trust Fund has developed state-of-the-art-training programs for longshore personnel employed by USMX’s member companies in the ports from Massachusetts to Texas. The CFS training facility is located at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, and features detailed classroom instruction plus practical, hands-on simulator experience. Four types of courses are offered: 1) Crane Training Courses (Experienced and Inexperienced; 2) Rubber Tire Gantry Crane Course; 3) Diesel Electrical Generator Course; and 4) Container Refrigeration Course. USMX coordinates the scheduling of all attendees for the USMX-ILA CFS training courses. To access the training registration forms for our classes at MITAGS, click Training Registration Form & Course Outline—CRANE-RTG-GENSET and Training Registration Form & Course Outline—REEFER.

USMX-ILA Certification/Recertification Training

The USMX-ILA CFS Trust Fund has also developed several training series for purchase and use for local training by USMX’s member companies for longshore employees in their local ports: Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT); Certification/Recertification Training; Focus on Safety—Be a Star! Introduction to Safe Longshore Maintenance & Repair Operations; and Maritime Safety Training. Each series employs the use of Videos/DVDs/PowerPoints, Student Workbooks and Trainers’ Guides for each topic. Specific training topics include: PIT awareness, yard tractors, container handlers, straddle carriers, forklifts, basic orientation on marine cargo handling, rubber tired gantry cranes, shoreside container gantry cranes; maintenance & repair (M&R) operations, personal protective equipment, burning & welding, powered hand tools, multi-piece rim work, facility maintenance, preventing accidents, hazardous materials, Safe driving, railcar safety, and port security. To order materials for use in your local training, click on USMX-ILA Training Products Order Form.


Safety

Safety and security on the waterfront is paramount to USMX and its members. Together, USMX, the ILA, and the National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA) are working to help prevent accidents and fatalities in the workplace. This section will provide news and updates from various entities on safety topics of interest to our members, including OSH safety circulars, published by the ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee, along with NMSA and ILA Bulletins.

We encourage USMX Members to download and distribute the ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee OSH Safety Circulars and NMSA and ILA Bulletins to your safety personnel and your maritime industry employees.


This section contains a collection of various archival contracts, agreements and documents related to the maritime industry, but separate from the USMX-ILA Master Contract. These documents are viewable by the general public.If you would like to include an industry contract that may be of interest, feel free to submit it to webmaster@usmx.com.


This page contains current and archival USMX-ILA NEGOTIATIONS UPDATES as pertains to the USMX-ILA Master Contract, most recently ratified by both parties before the end of September 2018. This 6-year agreement covers approximately 14,500 port workers on the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts and runs from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2024.

The United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX), in Master Contract bargaining with the International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO (ILA), represents employers of the maritime industry (in the ports from Maine to Texas) who are responsible for the transportation and handling of cargo shipped to and from the United States. Since 1977, USMX and its predecessor organizations have successfully negotiated 10 new contracts with the ILA without a coast‐wide work stoppage.


This section contains a collection of current and archival presentations on various topics of interest. This section is viewable by the general public. If you would like to include a presentation, it may be submitted to webmaster@usmx.com.


Industry News


Hyperlinks of interest to the industry may be submitted to webmaster@usmx.com. To view our various member companies’ websites, click on the MEMBERS tab above.


This section contains a collection of annual reports and historical newsletters from United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) and its predecessor organization, Carriers Container Council (CCC). This section is viewable by the general public. If you are a USMX Member Company and would like to include your annual report or newsletter, it may be submitted to webmaster@usmx.com.


Confidential documents for use by USMX Board of Directors only.


Member Relations and Government Affairs

As USMX works toward implementation of the new Master Contract, and in preparation for future negotiations, we will be working to develop more high-profile relationships and recognition in Washington, DC. Our plan is to articulate and communicate a plan to cultivate more support for the USMX message within the political arena, in both the federal and state settings.

In addition to government outreach, USMX is strengthening its goal of maintaining robust communications with its members via local member meetings, email communiques and participation in local industry events.

This confidential information is intended for viewing by USMX members, directors and staff only.


Report Builder

This section contains various interactive document tools that enable members and directors to input variable changes to different scenarios and model various options and results.

The information contained herein is considered confidential in nature and is intended for use only by USMX members, directors and staff. Dissemination of this material to outside entities is prohibited.

If you would like to post similar types of interactive tools that would be of interest to our members and directors, please submit your document to webmaster@usmx.com.


Annual Membership Meetings

This page contains all USMX Annual Meeting minutes starting from 1997. Save-the-Date notices as well as official Annual Meeting notices will be posted prior to future meetings. In lieu of transmitting by email items like Annual Meeting agendas, meeting slides and handouts, we will post these items here for your reference and use. You will have the opportunity to view the Minutes when posted after a meeting, and when requested, submit your comments, corrections and approvals to us.

NOTE: The information contained herein is considered confidential in nature and is intended for use only by USMX members, directors and staff. Dissemination of this material to outside entities is prohibited.


Financials

This section contains consolidated financial statements together with report of independent certified public accountants for USMX, for the years 2003 through 2019. The financials will be updated and posted at the end of each subsequent year.

NOTE: All financial material contained herein is considered confidential in nature and is intended for viewing only by USMX members, directors and staff. Dissemination of this material to outside entities is prohibited.


Labor Relations

Since 1977, USMX and its predecessor organizations have successfully negotiated 10 contracts with the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO (ILA) without any coastwide disruptions to service. On September 25, 2018, USMX and the ILA signed a new 6-year agreement covering 14,500 port workers on the East and Gulf Coasts. The new Master Contract commenced October 1, 2018 and will run through September 30, 2024.


Contacts/By-Laws/Code of Conduct/Admin Info

This page contains the printable contact information of USMX Member Organizations and USMX Staff, along with informational copies of the USMX By-Laws and The Code of Business Conduct for USMX. As needed, this section will be updated with additional administrative information of interest to the USMX membership. This confidential information is intended for viewing by USMX members, directors and staff only.


This section contains links to emails regarding various topics from USMX headquarters to the USMX Membership. This page will serve as the communications hub for all future Member communications. This confidential information is intended for viewing by USMX Members, Directors and Staff only.


This page contains all USMX Board of Director (BOD) Meeting minutes starting from 2002 to present. Save-the-Date notices as well as official Board of Directors Meeting notices will be posted prior to future meetings. In lieu of transmitting by email items like BOD Meeting agendas, meeting slides and handouts, we will post these items here for your reference and use. You will have the opportunity to view the Minutes when posted after a meeting, and when requested, submit your comments, corrections and approvals to us.

NOTE: The information contained herein is considered confidential in nature and is intended for use only by USMX directors and staff. Dissemination of this material to outside entities is prohibited.


Container Freight Stations

This page contains links to confidential information intended for viewing by USMX members, directors and staff only. Search below for information on USMX’s training programs, class registration forms with course outlines, and order forms for training materials.

Safety and security on the waterfront is paramount to USMX and its members. Together, USMX, the ILA, and the National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA) are working to help prevent accidents and fatalities in the workplace. This section will also provide news and updates from various entities on safety topics of interest to our members. Reports and newsletters will also be posted on this page as they become available. Click here for NMSA’s latest newsletter, featuring Thomas Sullivan, USMX Director of Labor Relations, who was named NMSA’s 2013 Man of the Year. Click here to access the NMSA website, in particular their collection of safety videos.

About Our Training Programs

USMX-ILA Container Freight Station (CFS) Trust Fund Training

The USMX-ILA CFS Trust Fund has developed state-of-the-art-training programs for longshore personnel employed by USMX’s member companies in the ports from Massachusetts to Texas. The CFS training facility is located at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, and features detailed classroom instruction plus practical, hands-on simulator experience. Four types of courses are offered:  1) Crane Training Courses (Experienced and Inexperienced; 2) Rubber Tire Gantry Crane Course; 3) Diesel Electrical Generator Course; and 4) Container Refrigeration Course. USMX coordinates the scheduling of all attendees for the USMX-ILA CFS training courses. To access the training registration forms for our classes at MITAGS, click Training Registration Form & Course Outline—CRANE-RTG-GENSET and Training Registration Form & Course Outline—REEFER.

USMX-ILA Certification/Recertification Training

The USMX-ILA CFS Trust Fund has also developed several training series for purchase and use for local training by USMX’s member companies for longshore employees in their local ports: Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT); Certification/Recertification Training; Focus on Safety—Be a Star! Introduction to Safe Longshore Maintenance & Repair Operations; and Maritime Safety Training. Each series employs the use of Videos/DVDs/PowerPoints, Student Workbooks and Trainers’ Guides for each topic. Specific training topics include: PIT awareness, yard tractors, container handlers, straddle carriers, forklifts, basic orientation on marine cargo handling, rubber tired gantry cranes, shoreside container gantry cranes; maintenance & repair (M&R) operations, personal protective equipment, burning & welding, powered hand tools, multi-piece rim work, facility maintenance, preventing accidents, hazardous materials, Safe driving, railcar safety, and port security. To order materials for use in your local training, click on USMX-ILA Training Products Order Form; Focus on Safety—Be a Star Flier & Order Form; and On the Waterfront—Safety Training Programs Flier & Order Form.


USMX-ILA Joint Committees & Trust Funds

USMX and the ILA, as part of the Master Contract, have developed joint committees and joint trust funds. The purpose of the various committees/funds is to carry out the Master Contract agreement and to ensure that parties are in compliance with the Master Contract. The current USMX-ILA joint committees are: Jurisdiction, Local Industry Grievance, Industry Appellate, Industry Resource, Contract Implementation, New Technology & Automation, and Safety. The current USMX-ILA joint trust funds are: Container Freight Station, Container Royalty, Container Royalty 5, and Management-ILA Managed Healthcare.

USMX Standing Committees

USMX has six (6) standing committees. The committees are made up of USMX directors and/or members. The current USMX standing committees are: Audit & Finance, Compensation, Governance, Nomination, Pilotage and Ro-Ro/Car Carrier.


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The United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX), a non-profit, incorporated membership association, represents employers of the East and Gulf Coast longshore industry. Its membership consists of container Carriers, Terminal Operators (direct employers), and Port Associations. USMX’s member companies are responsible for the transportation and handling of cargo shipped to and from the United States.