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Is there nothing China won’t stoop to? CBP seizes 13-tons of prisoner’s hair at port

PortandTerminal.com, July 2, 2020 The US govt seized hair weaves suspected to be made in Chinese prison camps out of human hair NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of New York/Newark detained a shipment of products/accessories suspected to be made with human hair on Wednesday. This is the second time this year that …

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Port of Montreal longshoremen to go on strike Thursday

Aerial view of port

PortandTerminal.com, July 1, 2020 MONTREAL – The union representing longshoremen working at the Port of Montreal confirmed Tuesday that some of its members will strike for 40 hours this week starting Thursday. The strike will last from Thursday at 3 p.m. to Saturday at 6:59 a.m. It will affect only two of the 19 terminals at the Port of Montreal, Racine …

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New Mega Crane arrives at PSA Halifax. Largest in Eastern Canada

Cranes. Ship. Pier.

PortandTerminal.com, June 30, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Continuing with the development of the South End Container Terminal, PSA Halifax, operator of the south-end facility, welcomes another major piece of superstructure with the arrival of a new Super-Post Panamax (SPPX) ship-to-shore container gantrycrane. Able to lift cargo more than 51 metres (170 feet) from the ground and with outreach of …

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US Army conducts “Elite” cargo move through JAXPORT

Army helicopter. Cargo ship

PortandTerminal.com, June 29, 2020 Elite moves are the Army’s largest and most important cargo moves of the year. JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is facilitating an “Elite” U.S. Army deployment operation this week at the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. Elite moves are the Army’s largest and most important cargo moves of the year. The move of …

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VIDEO: New World Record for Most Cargo Moves During Single Ship Call Set At Port of Los Angeles

PortandTerminal.com, June 22, 2020 LOS ANGELES, CA – History was made this week when the Port of Los Angeles, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, APM Terminals Los Angeles and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Locals 13, 63 and 94 successfully moved 18,465 containers from the MSC Isabella during a single ship call at APM Terminals’ Pier 400. This new all-time …

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Dubai’s DP World “prepares for worst” as COVID-19 impact looms

Container Terminal. Trucks. DP world sign

PortandTerminal.com, June 21, 2020 DUBAI – The giant Dubai-based ports operator DP World is “preparing for the worst” in the months ahead, as coronavirus inflicts the heaviest blow on global trade since World War II. However, the firm which runs port and logistics operations in 54 countries is still hungry for revenue-generating acquisitions, its chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem told …

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Pandemic doesn’t stop Chinese from smuggling tons of illegal meat into the U.S.

Customs official unpacking boxes looking for smuggled meat products

PortandTerminal.com, June 20, 2020 Cargo shipments at California’s ports may be down in 2020, but that hasn’t stopped Chinese smugglers from bringing in illegal meat products into the United States. LONG BEACH, CA – In the first five months of fiscal year 2020, the interception of prohibited meats from China at the LA/Long Beach Seaport has increased 70% compared with …

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MSC Crew Member Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking in One of Largest Busts in U.S. History

MSC Container Ship docked. Containers on board

PortandTerminal.com, June 16, 2020 PHILADELPHIA, PA – One of the crew members charged in connection with a historic drug bust at the Port of Philadelphia last June has pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking. Federal agents discovered nearly 20 tons of cocaine on board the MSC Gayane last June at the Packer Marine Terminal. During the ship’s voyage, Vladimir Penda, along with …

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Port of Virginia cargo volume drops almost 23% in May. Sees declines to August

Aerial view of port

PortandTerminal.com, June 16, 2020 NORFOLK, VA – The Port of Virginia said on Monday that its cargo volume in May fell 22.7% to its biggest year-over-year drop since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. It also said that the trend could continue throughout August as shipping lines continue to blank sailings. The amount of cargo moving across the port’s terminals in …

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