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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

BREAKING: Container ship hits pier, topples gantry crane. Horrifying video.

PortandTerminal.com, July 14, 2019 SEMINYAK, INDONESIA – The container ship SOUL OF LUCK hit the pier at the TPKS Container Terminal Semarang Port, northern Central Java, Indonesia, today, on arrival from Port Klang, Malaysia. MAP: Semarang, Indonesia A gantry crane was knocked down in the incident. Fatalities unclear at time of publishing. SOUL OF LUCK continued moving and allided with …

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Labor Day Special – Harry Bridges: Founder of the ILWU

May 9th, 2019 will mark the 85th anniversary of the start of the “Bloody Thursday” Strikes of 1934 in San Francisco which resulted in two strikers being killed and scores more shot and injured by police. The strike peaked with the death of two workers on “Bloody Thursday” and the San Francisco General Strike which stopped all work in the major port city for four days …

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3,200 lbs of cocaine seized at Port of Newark in 2nd largest bust of all time

PortandTerminal.com, March 12, 2019 Newark, NJ – Authorities at the Port of New York and New Jersey have seized about 3,200 pounds of cocaine in what authorities are calling the largest cocaine seizure at the port in nearly 25 years, and the second largest of all time. The drugs were found aboard a shipping container that entered the US from Buenaventura, …

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Who owns the container terminals at the Port of Long Beach?

Peter Stewart, PortandTerminal.com, January 20, 2019 Long Beach, California – China’s influence at the Port of Long Beach has increased dramatically since its state-owned shipping line COSCO’s acquisition of rival shipping line OOCL. To get the deal approved COSCO has promised to sell off part of their container terminal stake at the port to quell the fears of regulators. Background …

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Twitter roars on news that Oklahoma trying to return $2m stockpile of hydroxychloroquine

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PortandTerminal.com, January 27, 2021 OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma attorney general’s office is trying to return $2 million worth of a malaria drug once touted by former President Trump as an effective treatment for COVID-19, a spokesman said Wednesday. Alex Gerszewski, a spokesman for Attorney General Mike Hunter, said Hunter is attempting to negotiate a return of the 1.2 million hydroxychloroquine pills …

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Explainer: The Global Container Shortage

Stern view of container ship being pulled by tug boat

BLOOMBERG, JANUARY 27, 2021 By Brendan Murray for Bloomberg Sixty-five years ago, a North Carolina trucker named Malcom McLean pioneered the standardized shipping container, launching a global trading system that lifted millions of people out of poverty and created a generation of discount-minded American shoppers. Those boxes are now at the center of a worldwide transport puzzle as a shortage of containers in …

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Port of Savannah logs a record December: +24% vs 2019

A vessel departs the Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal.

PortandTerminal.com, January 26, 2021 Port of Savannah finished 2020 with a strong fall and a record December, making up for the dramatic drop in trade triggered by the pandemic in the spring SAVANNAH – The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 4.68 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in 2020, up 1.8 percent over its 2019 total of 4.59 million. Total …

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Corpus Christi Gears Up for More Oil Exports to China Despite Virus

Oil tanker

BLOOMBERG, JANUARY 26, 2021 Corpus Christi customers adding storage to prepare for rebound | Port eyes potential futures contract based in Corpus Christi By Sheela Tobben for Bloomberg – America’s main oil-export hub sees demand picking up from China this year even as a resurgence in the coronavirus clouds the outlook for consumption in the world’s biggest importer. Texas’s Port of …

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U.S. Tries to Seize Oil Shipment It Says Came From Iran

Oil tanker

BLOOMBERG, JANUARY 26, 2021 Ship carrying more than 2 million barrels is heading to U.S. | Iran’s oil exports are creeping higher following Trump’s exit By Verity Ratcliffe for Bloomberg – The U.S. is trying to seize around 2 million barrels of what it thinks is Iranian oil, according to people familiar with the matter, in Washington’s latest attempt to block …

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Pirates used munitions in latest attack on container ship: “Game changer”

Container ship at port. Cranes.

REUTERS, JANUARY 24, 2021 ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Pirates off Nigeria’s coast kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday in a brazen and violent attack that was farther from shore than usual. One sailor was killed in the raid, an Azerbaijani citizen, while those kidnapped are from Turkey, according to the respective governments …

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Some Of The Amazing Discoveries Being Made As Our Climate Changes

Stone head of a Buddha emerges from below the water

PortandTerminal.com, January 19, 2021 There are countless negative impacts of the world’s changing climate, but the recovery of long-hidden artifacts could be an unexpected positive.  HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – They say that it’s an “ill wind that blows no good”. Perhaps the discovery of long-hidden artifacts from our past is the good to come out of the ills brought on …

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Alberta doesn’t have any promising avenues for exporting more oil. Time to trace a post-oil future.

Oil sands. Aerial view. Digger.

BLOOMBERG, JANUARY 24, 2021 With the Keystone XL pipeline cancelled, Alberta doesn’t have any promising avenues for exporting more oil. Time to trace a post-oil future. By Julian Lee for Bloomberg – If Canadians were hoping for better times with a new man in charge to their south, they were quickly disappointed in at least one respect. One of President Joe …

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Dead whale found at Italian port probably ‘one of the largest’ ever found

Whale carcass floating by boat

PortandTerminal.com, January 23, 2021 SORRENTO, ITALY – Live Science is reporting that the carcass of an enormous finback whale (Balaenoptera physalus) was discovered near the Italian port of Sorrento earlier this week, the Italian Coast Guard said in a Facebook post. Officials discovered the carcass on Sunday (Jan. 17), before towing it to the nearby port at Naples. The whale measured …

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