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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shipping Lines, Union Blame Each Other for West Coast Port Congestion

Tension over prolonged labor talks between maritime shippers and the union representing 20,000 West Coast dockworkers has erupted in public as the two sides

November 12, 2014
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Friday, November 7, 2014
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Vale Opens $1.4 Billion Malaysia Terminal

Brazil's Vale SA on Friday inaugurated a $1.4 billion port in Malaysia able to receive and blend iron ore from its mega-ships, an important step in the miner's

November 7, 2014
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Maritime News

Worker Slowdown at Nation’s Busiest Port Prompts Plea to Obama

U.S. retailers appealed to President Barack Obama to intervene in contract negotiations between West Coast dockworkers and maritime companies after a work

November 7, 2014
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Maritime News

Dockworker Slowdown Hits Already Congested Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

Pacific Coast dockworkers negotiating a new labor agreement have expanded a work slowdown to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest shipping

November 6, 2014
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Port Hedland Tug Engineers Plan Strike

Tugboat engineers at Australia’s Port Hedland will strike next week, risking disruption to iron ore shipments through the world’s largest bulk export

November 6, 2014
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Antwerp Seeks Operator for Permanent LNG Bunkering Station for Barges

The Port of Antwerp is seeking an operator for a permanent LNG bunkering station for barges operating within European

November 4, 2014
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Monday, November 3, 2014
Maritime News

Pacific Shippers Say Dockworker Slowdown Hits Seattle, Tacoma

Pacific Coast dockworkers negotiating a new labor agreement have begun a work slowdown in Seattle and Tacoma, management said, in the first large job action

November 3, 2014
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Friday, October 31, 2014

BNSF Shale Focus Blunts Puget Sound Ports’ Comeback Bid

Seattle and Tacoma are being stymied in their push to regain market share from Canada as railcars destined for the harbors sit idle on tracks across the U.S.

October 31, 2014
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Maritime News

Los Angeles Delays Hit Sales as No. 1 U.S. Port Suffers

After years of ending the holiday shopping season with too much merchandise stacked in their warehouses, U.S. retailers face the opposite this year: They may

October 27, 2014
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Somalia’s Mogadishu Port In For Major Facelift With Turkish Help

The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing

October 23, 2014
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Monday, October 20, 2014
Maritime News

MV Edith Maersk Becomes Largest Ship to Navigate the River Thames – Photos and Video

The 15,500 TEU containership Edith Maersk became the largest ship to navigate up the River Thames this weekend during a call at DP World’s new London

October 20, 2014
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Cargill’s Black Sea Stop Is Booming 2,600-Year-Old Port

Constanta, whose natural harbor on the Black Sea has welcomed ships since at least the sixth century B.C., is emerging as Europe’s biggest grain transport

October 17, 2014
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Maritime News

Powerful Storm Sets Ships Adrift at Sydney’s Port Botany

It was a wild and dangerous night Tuesday in Sydney, Australia as a powerful storm caused two large containerships to break free, among other

October 15, 2014
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Maritime News

Ports Tighten Ship Entry Procedures As Ebola Fears Spread

By Jonathan Saul, Gustavo Bonato and Ros Krasny Oct 8 (Reuters) – Brazil, Argentina and the United States have tightened port entry procedures for ships

October 8, 2014
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Maritime News

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Team Up to Compete With Canadian Gateways

By Peter Robison and Christopher Donville Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) — The ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, said they will unify management of marine

October 7, 2014
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Friday, October 3, 2014
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Maritime News

Kalmar to Improve Efficiency at the Port of Felixstowe with Four Reachstackers

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver four reachstackers for laden handling to the Port of Felixstowe in the UK. The reachstackers have a capacity of 45 tons

October 3, 2014
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Maritime News

Elbe River Dredging Decision Delayed Until 2015

A German court delayed a long-awaited ruling on Thursday on the proposed dredging of the river Elbe for large container ships in Hamburg, Germany's largest

October 2, 2014
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Maritime News

Russian Ports Given International Status

The Russian government has confirmed the international status of all Russian seaports including the Republic of Crimea according to a report by Russian news

September 30, 2014
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Port Operator Fined in UK Over Fatal 2007 ‘Flying Phantom’ Capsizing

A port operator in UK has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches and has been sentenced to pay £650,000 (just over $1 million USD) relating to the fatal

September 29, 2014
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

‘Stubborn’ Wharf Fire Closes Container Terminals at Port of Los Angeles -UPDATE 2

Update 2: The wharf fire at the Port of Los Angeles has been extinguished after more than 32 hours of active firefighting, the port said Wednesday. All

September 23, 2014
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