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Spanish Police Make Record Cocaine Bust in Ecuadorean Banana Shipment

Aug 25, 2023

Spanish police have made a record cocaine seizure, finding 9.5 tonnes of the drug hidden among boxes of bananas in a shipping container from Ecuador in the southern port of Algeciras.The stash was the largest ever found in a single container in Spain, the police said in a statement.'This operation was an unprecedented blow to one of the world's most important criminal organizations in cocaine distribution…

Europe’s Ports See First Signs of Business Leakage

Sep 20, 2023

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has reiterated its support for an emissions trading scheme (ETS) as instrument for greening the shipping sector, but expresses its serious concern about first signs of carbon and business leakage due to the limited scope of the current legislation…

Ukrainian, Turkish Foreign Ministers Say Black Sea Deal Must be Renewed

Aug 25, 2023

The Turkish and Ukrainian foreign ministers said on Friday that other solutions to the export of Ukrainian grain than the Black Sea grain deal, which ended after Russia quit last month, were less optimal.The deal brokered by Turkey and the United…

German Government to Examine Finances of Private LNG Operator

Aug 17, 2023

The German government will examine the finances of Deutsche ReGas, the operator of a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the Baltic coast opposed by local authorities, it said in a response to a lawmaker seen by Reuters on Thursday…

Western Canada Dock Workers Vote to Accept Contract Offer

Aug 07, 2023

Dock workers in western Canada voted to accept an improved labor contract after a month-long dispute that affected trade and disrupted operations at the country's busiest ports, their union said on Friday.The vote was 74.66% in favor of the terms of the settlement…

Lebanon Marchers Mourn Port Blast Victims Three Years On, Angry at Stalled Probe

Aug 04, 2023

Thousands of mourners and protesters marched in the Lebanese capital on Friday to remember those killed in a huge port blast three years ago, as religious leaders and rights groups decried the lack of accountability amid a stalled investigation…

It’s Time for an Industrial Inquiry Commission into Ports and Automation

Aug 03, 2023

A new tentative agreement was reached on July 30 between the two groups involved in a labor dispute affecting British Columbia ports with the help of the Industrial Relations Board.At the beginning of July, about 7,400 port workers went on strike for 13 days over issues including automation…

South Africa: Feedlot Manager Arrested for Dehorning Rams Bound for Sea Transport

Jul 28, 2023

The Feedlot Manager of the live export company Al Mawashi has been arrested in South Africa after animal welfare inspectors found over 126 rams with their horns cut off - in an attempt to make them eligible for export by sea to Kuwait.The dehorning…

Marine Assekuranz, Fram Insurance Brokers Form JV "Marine Alliance"

Jul 12, 2023

Marine insurance brokers Marine Assekuranz from Hamburg and Fram from Norway are joining forces. With the core expertise in insuring ships and transports worldwide for decades – now they are joining forces under the umbrella of the 'Marine Alliance'…

Canada Clamps Down on Cruise Liners Dumping Sewage

Jun 26, 2023

Canada on Friday banned cruise ships from dumping sewage and dirty water close to shore, and said it would impose fines of up to C$250,000 ($190,000) for offending vessels.A range of anti-pollution measures introduced on a voluntary basis in April 2022 will become obligatory with immediate effect…

White House Says West Coast Port Negotiations Show Some Progress

Jun 13, 2023

West Coast port employers and the union representing 22,000 workers have 'overcome some sticking points' in tense labor talks that have entered their 13th month, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Tuesday.Acting U…

Biden Encourages Continued Collective Bargaining in US Ports Dispute

Jun 07, 2023

U.S. President Joe Biden has urged both sides in the West Coast ports labor dispute to continue collective bargaining, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday, adding acting Labor Secretary Julie Su was actively engaging with the parties…

Retailers, Manufacturers Urge White House to Mediate in West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Jun 05, 2023

Groups representing major retailers and manufacturers urged the White House on Monday to intervene in contentious West Coast port labor negotiations, citing worries about shipping disruptions during critical holiday shopping seasons.The call…

US West Coast Port Labor Unrest Continues Amid Pay Quarrel

Jun 05, 2023

The largest terminal at Southern California's Port of Long Beach closed on Monday as dockworkers who have been working without a contract since July rally for better pay.The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest U.S. container terminal and a key trade gateway…

Ukraine Says Russia Prevents Black Sea Grain Deal Port Operating

May 23, 2023

The Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi has halted operations because Russia is not allowing ships to enter it, in effect cutting it out of a deal allowing safe Black Sea grain exports, a Ukrainian official said on Tuesday.The Black Sea Grain Initiative signed by Russia and Ukraine last July…

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