Australian Police Seize $144m Worth of Cocaine in Port Botany, After It Shipped Hidden in Excavator via Port Kembla

Published on July 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments July 15: A shipment of $144 million worth of cocaine arrived at Port Kembla before it was seized by police at Port Botany. The narcotics arrived in Australia in a second-hand excavator, shipped out of South Africa into Port Kembla before being driven to Port Botany in June. Border Force officers were suspicious about the origin of the heavy…

July 16, 2019
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Proposed July 15 Strike at Port Silos in Constanta, Romania Averted

Published on July 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments July 15: The union representing workers at ADM’s North Star Shipping grain silos in Romania’s Black sea port of Constanta said on Monday an indefinite strike scheduled to start on July 15 had been averted after reaching an deal on wages. An indefinite strike at the Constanta port silos could have severely impacted grain supplies to Egypt, the world’s…

July 16, 2019
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UPDATE: Transnet Suspends Workers for Ngqura Port Strike in South Africa

Published on July 12, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments July 12: Transnet says it has suspended a number of employees at the Ngqura Container Terminal near Port Elizabeth for participating in an illegal strike which is now in its second week. According to the company, the strike at the port has had a negative impact on operations. It said the citrus and automotive industry, which relies on the…

July 12, 2019
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Work-Slow Protest Causing Serious Delays at Port of Ngqura, South Africa

Published on July 12, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments July 11: A labor dispute at the Port of Ngqura, South Africa is creating serious difficulties for some of the country’s largest exporters. Port workers allege that they have not been paid promised bonuses by state-owned ports operator Transnet, and they have launched a multi-day work slowdown that has led to berthing delays, 18-hour drayage waits and at least…

July 12, 2019
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Chinese Customs Seize 1,500 Tonnes of Contraband Frozen Food at Tangshan Port

Published on July 11, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 28: Customs in Shijiazhuang, the capital city of northern China’s Hebei Province, seized over 1,500 tonnes of frozen food worth 50 million yuan (7.27 million U.S. dollars), local customs said Thursday. The customs arrested eight suspects and confiscated 52 containers at the port of Tangshan in the province on June 28. The food, including frozen beef and beef…

July 11, 2019
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National Strikes at Australian Port Likely to Cause Disruptions

Published on July 9, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments July 09: Stevedores started national strikes at DP World terminals across Australia on Monday, July 8, 2019. Around 1,800 stevedores walked off the job for 48 hours at the Brisbane terminal and workers at Fremantle, Melbourne, and Sydney will begin strikes later this week for safety, dignity, and job security in the workplace. Vessels that are scheduled to arrive…

July 9, 2019
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Two-Day Port Strike Cost Nigeria N100BN; NPA Apologizes

Published on July 9, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments July 09: The Nigerian Ports Authority NPA has apologized to importers, exporters and other port users for their losses, following a two-day strike embarked upon on the 3rd of July, by dockworkers with the backing of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) over the inability of International Oil Companies (IOCs) to pay the wages owed to dockworkers. According to…

July 9, 2019
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Mauritius Ports Authority and Abu Dhabi Ports to Boost Indian Ocean Maritime Sector

Published on July 8, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments July 02: Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) and Abu Dhabi Ports have signed an agreement to enhance the maritime sector across the Indian Ocean, from port infrastructure and security to protecting the environment and driving the cruise industry Under the MoU, MPA and Abu Dhabi Ports will explore areas of collaboration between the public and private sectors, as well as…

July 8, 2019
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£30m Worth of Cocaine Seized at Harwich International Port, England

Published on July 3, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 26: More than 300kg of cocaine found hidden in the back of a trailer has been seized by Border Force officers at Harwich International Port. The narcotics were discovered when a lorry (truck) with a trailer was stopped as it disembarked from a ferry which had arrived from the Netherlands on June 26. Officers examined the contents of…

July 3, 2019
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523 kg of Cocaine Seized at Santos Port, Brazil

Published on July 2, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments July 02: Initial social media reports indicate that the Port Control Unit at the Port of Santos today seized 523 kg of cocaine in a container destined for an unspecified location in Europe. Source: UNODC CCP/Global Tags:  Brazil, Cocaine, cocaine seizure, narcotics, narcotics seizure

July 2, 2019
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