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Italy declares its own ports ‘unsafe’ to stop migrants arriving

Boatload of migrants

PortandTerminal.com, April 8, 2020 Italian ports cannot be considered safe because of the coronavirus epidemic and will not let charity refugee boats dock, the government has ruled. ROME, ITALY – The Italian government has declared its own seaports “unsafe” due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will not authorise the landing of migrant rescue boats until the end of the emergency. …

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Port of Long Beach reports impact of coronavirus on March results

Container ships moored underneath container cranes at the Port of Long Beach

PortandTerminal.com, April 7, 2020 Coronavirus Slows Trade in March | Pandemic contributes to cargo reduction and canceled sailings LONG BEACH, CA – The Port of Long Beach continued to feel the economic effects of COVID-19 in March with more canceled sailings and a decline in cargo containers shipped through the nation’s second-busiest seaport. Terminal operators and dockworkers moved 517,663 twenty-foot …

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Somebody at the Port of NY stole 3 million badly needed medical masks from Mass.

The New England Patriots plane delivers masks brought in secretly from China to keep the federal government from snatching them

PortandTerminal.com, April 5, 2020 BOSTON, MA – Someone at the Port of New York stole medical masks from the State of Massachusetts that are desperately needed. Think about the enormity of that crime for a moment. During a news conference on Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker said he was forced to reach out to the New England Patriots when he found himself …

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Port of Seattle gives Sea-Tac Airport and marina tenants COVID19 rent relief

Airport shopping concourse

PortandTerminal.com, April 3, 2020 SEATTLE, WA – Tenants at all of the Port of Seattle’s properties have four months rent relief to help them get through the coronavirus crisis. The Seattle Times is reporting that The Port of Seattle Commission declared an eviction moratorium lasting until July 25, part of a package of relief for businesses affiliated with the Port that …

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Port of Halifax cargo operations remain fluid

The CMA CGM T. Jefferson, 366 metres length, 48 metres beam and 14,414 TEU capacity, arrived at PSA Halifax on March 21st, the largest ever to call on the port.

PortandTerminal.com, April 3, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – The movement of containerized cargo vessels through the Port of Halifax has not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. “Right now, all marine partners in the Port of Halifax are together working very hard to maintain supply chain fluidity and keep cargo moving through our international gateway,” said Captain Allan Gray, …

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Vultures circling. Bodies left to rot in streets in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil.

Body lying in the street being covered with blue tarp

PortandTerminal.com, April 2, 2020 Disturbing new video of vultures circling overhead in the port city of Guayaquil as scores of covid19 victims’ bodies are left to rot in the streets. GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR – Coronavirus is overwhelming Ecuador as bodies are left to rot in the street while the morgues are totally full of corpses. Residents of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, …

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Union refuses to unload ship on COVID19 fears. Medical supplies on board.

Close up photo of the bow of a green container ship

PortandTerminal.com, April 2, 2020 More than 60 longshoremen in Australia have been relieved of duty after refusing to unload a container vessel that docked before the end of the 14-day quarantine period for the coronavirus. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Dockworkers at the Port of Melbourne refused to unload a COSCO cargo ship because their union believed the vessel had not completed …

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RO-RO denied entry to Port of Halifax on COVID19 fears. Cargo & port ops normal

Car carrier at sea

Halifax-bound vessel denied entry to the Port of Halifax by the Public Health Agency of Canada as some crew members displayed symptoms consistent with COVID19. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – A Halifax-bound RO-RO (car carrier) has been denied entry to the Port of Halifax by the Public Health Agency of Canada as some crew members displayed symptoms that are consistent with COVID19. ICYMI: …

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Port of Long Beach employee tests positive for COVID19 forcing office closure

Glass office building Port of Long Beach sign on the front

PortandTerminal.com, April 2, 2020 LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Post is reporting that the 10th floor in the Port of Long Beach’s Downtown office building has been closed for cleaning after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. The Port building sits in the new Long Beach Civic Center across from City Hall. Employees who work on the building’s …

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