“Operation Dead Port”: 72-Hour Strike Begins at French Ports

Published on January 14, 2020 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments Strikes in France continue to cause major disruptions at ports. Local social media refers tol’opération port mort (operation dead port), a 72-hour port strike at French ports. The following are likely effected: Dunkirk Nantes Saint Nazaire La Rochelle Bordeaux Marseille Rouen Le Havre Source: Twitter / Various Tags:  Bordeaux, Dunkirk, France, La Rochelle, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes, Rouen, Saint…

January 14, 2020
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Strike Action Set to Continue at Felixstowe Port

Published on January 14, 2020 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments January 14: Following strikes last month, fresh talks are due to be held at Felixstowe docks on Thursday (January 16) after union members voted decisively in favour of strike action. Felixstowe is the UK’s busiest container port. Source: Ipswich Star / Sarah Chambers Tags:  England, Felixstowe, UK, United Kingdom, port strike, strike

January 14, 2020
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24-hr Strike at DP World Terminal in Fremantle, Australia; Further Actions Planned

Published on January 14, 2020 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments January 14: No fewer than 200 dockworkers at DP World’s container terminal in Fremantle, Australia, have stopped work for 24 hours, accusing the company of failing to bargain in good faith as negotiations for a new workplace agreement drag on for more than 15 months. The strike, which commenced on late January 12, will be followed by a range…

January 14, 2020
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SSAS Accidentally Triggered, Causing Major Security Operation at Kwai Chung Container Terminal in Hong Kong

Published on January 10, 2020 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments January 10: Early this morning the Ship Security Alarm System (SSAS) was accidentally triggered on the container vessel OOCL HAMBURG (IMO #9252008), berthed at Kwai Chung Container Terminal in Hong Kong. The alarm immediately triggered a major security operation, with local police and counter terrorism teams responding. As a precaution to ensure that crew are not being forced to…

January 10, 2020
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Nationwide Strike Impacts Indian Ports of Tuticorin, Cochin and Pradip

Published on January 9, 2020 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments January 08: Nationwide strikes significantly impacted multiple ports around India on Wednesday. Ports impacted included Tuticorin Port (also called V.O. Chidambaranar Port) in Tamil Nadu, Cochin Port in Kerala, and Pradip Port in Odisha. The strike was organized to protest the government’s alleged “anti-labour policies”. Operations at Chennai Port reportedly did not get disrupted, as workers there did not…

January 9, 2020
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French Ports Continue To Be Blocked Amid Protests

Published on December 31, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 31: According to local social media, the following ports in France were blocked today, December 31, amid ongoing strikes and protests: Bassens (Bordeaux) Bayonne Fos et Lavera Le Havre Lorient Marseille Rouen In addition, a “hard strike” has been called from January 6. Sources: Multiple including, @cnd_global, and AFP Tags:  Bassens, Bayonne, Borseaux, Fos et Lavera, France, Le…

December 31, 2019
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855kg Cocaine Seized From Behind Concealed Panel in Container at Paramaribo, Suriname

Published on December 31, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 27: A total of 855km of cocaine has been seized by port authorities in Paramaribo, Suriname, leading to the arrest of at least one person. The cocaine was hidden behind a concealed panel in the roof of a container destined for Zeebrugge, Belgium, and the container otherwise was filled with bananas. Customs and authorities in Bruges have stated…

December 31, 2019
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Uruguay Seizes Record 6 Tonnes of Cocaine at Montevideo Port and Ranch; En Route to Lome, Togo

Published on December 30, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 28: Uruguay says it has seized a record haul of 6 tonnes of cocaine, calling it the biggest setback for traffickers in the country’s history. Naval and customs officers seized 4.4 tonnes of the drug in Montevideo port. It had been hidden in four soy flour containers destined for Lome, the capital of Togo. Another 1.5 tonnes was…

December 31, 2019
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Three Persons Attempt to Board Tanker Berthed at Port of Algiers

Published on December 30, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 13, 04:30 UTC: Duty crew onboard a tanker berthed at the Port of Algiers noticed three unauthorised persons attempting to board via the forward mooring ropes. Alarm raised resulting in the persons escaping. Incident reported to PFSO. A search was carried out. Nothing reported stolen. Source: ICC Tags:  Algeria, Algiers, Port, Tanker, attempted boarding

December 31, 2019
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47kg Cocaine Seized at Port of Vado Ligure, Italy

Published on December 27, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 24: Authorities have seized approximately 47 kg of cocaine (pictured) from a container at the port of Vado Ligure in Italy [exact date unconfirmed]. The container had been transported by a vessel coming from Colombia and destined to Spain via Italy. Source: La Stampa Tags:  Cocaine, Italy, Vado Ligure, cocaine seizure, narcotics, narcotics seizure

December 28, 2019
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