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9 people are still missing after Beirut port explosion

Smoke rises from the scene of the explosion in the seaport of Beirut

PortandTerminal.com, September 20, 2020 BEIRUT – The Lebanese army announced Saturday that nine people are still missing more than six weeks after last month’s explosion at the Port of Beirut. A military statement said that two Syrian nationals were among those still missing after the blast. Wounded people evacuate after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020. …

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Video: Explosions and Fire at Italian Port of Ancona

Screen grab. Fire. Smoke. Nightime

PortandTerminal.com, September 16, 2020 Explosions and fire rips through Italian port of Ancona overnight ANCONA, ITALY – Firefighters have been battling a major fire overnight at the historic port of Ancona on Italy’s Adriatic coast. The Port of Ancona is located on Italy’s Adriatic coast. The fire has caused significant damage to the port, but no injuries have been reported …

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Historic: Dubai’s DP World to partner with Israeli firm in bid for Haifa Port

A container is unloaded from a cargo ship at the port of the northern city of Haifa

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 JERUSALEM/DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai’s DP World is partnering with an Israeli group to bid for one of Israel’s two main ports and to examine opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states, it said on Wednesday. The announcement came a day after Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an historic agreement to …

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Port of Charleston nails its second-highest monthly volume in August

Large container ship

PortandTerminal.com, September 15, 2020 CHARLESTON, NC – South Carolina Ports Authority saw some positive cargo trends in August, pointing to a slow but emerging recovery during the ongoing global pandemic. SC Ports handled 208,837 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in August, down about 10% year-over-year. When compared to recent months however, volumes are trending positively, with …

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Port of Long Beach has a record August

Port container yard

PortandTerminal.com, September 10, 2020 Trade boosted by start of peak season, extra vessel visits LONG BEACH, CA – The Port of Long Beach had the best August in its 109-year history, marking a strong start to the peak shipping season, although COVID-19 continues to create long-term economic uncertainty. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 725,610 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container …

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Port Of Halifax Welcomes Largest Box Ship In History To Call A Canadian Port

CMA CGM Brazil at PSA Halifax - Photo credit Steve Farmer.

PortandTerminal.com, September 10, 2020 At 1,200 feet in length, the CMA CGM Brazil would be the tallest structure east of Toronto if standing stern to bow HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – This morning, the largest containerized cargo vessel to call at a Canadian port arrived at the Port of Halifax. The CMA CGM Brazil, 366 metres (1,200 feet) length, 51 metres …

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BREAKING: Huge fire erupts in Beirut’s port (VIDEO)

Fire. Smoke. Rubble

PortandTerminal.com, September 10, 2020 BEIRUT – A large fire has broken out in Beirut’s port near the site of last month’s explosion, which devastated entire neighborhoods in Lebanon’s capital. The cause of the fire is unknown. Videos posted to social media taken at the scene show flames engulfing an already damaged warehouse in the port and a thick plume of …

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Fact check: 62 girls were NOT found in Delaware shipping container headed for Europe

Girls in a shipping container

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 Posts shared thousands of times on Facebook claim 62 girls were found locked in a shipping container in Delaware headed for Europe. The claim is false. Flagged multiple times as part of Facebook’s efforts to curb misinformation, this claim speaks to the prevalence of conspiracy theories spread by the group QAnon. Examples of such posts can be found here , here , and here . 62 girls …

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