Heightened Assessed Risk and Security Measures Implemented in Strait of Hormuz

Published on May 20, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 20: Following the recent attacks at Fujairah anchorage: (1) Shipowners and ship managers are increasing their security measures while in the Strait of Hormuz. For example, (1a) Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has decided to stop sending tankers for refuelling, maintenance or crew swaps in Fujairah, (1b) Anglo-Eastern, has given its crew extra security guidelines when…

May 20, 2019
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Haldia Port To Resume Operations After 2-Day Strike

Published on May 18, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 17: Haldia port in India is likely to resume operations on Friday, ending a tense, two-day stand-off between the senior management and its workers. Sources said two unions, representing the chargesheeted workers, have jointly written to the chairman of the Calcutta Port Trust (CPT) explaining why some of them were found absent during duty hours. The unions have…

May 18, 2019
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Human Rights Group Attempts to Block Saudi Vessel Loading French Arms at Le Havre Port

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 09: Two French human rights group on Thursday sought to block the loading of weapons onto a Saudi Arabian vessel that was due to dock in Le Havre later in the day, arguing the cargo contravened an international arms treaty. The action comes weeks after an online investigative site published leaked French military intelligence that claimed to show…

May 15, 2019
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British Colombia Port Workers Vote to Strike

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 14: Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada have voted overwhelmingly to strike against the member companies of the B.C. Maritime Employers Association in the union’s bid to secure a new contract. The previous eight-year deal between the two sides expired in March 2018. While contract negotiations continued, Locals 502 and 500 of International Longshore and…

May 15, 2019
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2.2 Tons of Cocaine Seized at Santa Marta Port, Colombia

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 12: Authorities in Colombia reportedly seized 2.2 tonnes of cocaine hidden inside four bags of copper ore in a container at Santa Marta port. According to police, the narcotics, believed to belong to the Clan del Golfo drug gang, were bound for Antwerp port in Belgium.  Source: PVI Ltd. & Vaaju Tags:  Antwerp, Belgium, Cocaine, Colombia, Santa Marta,…

May 15, 2019
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Port Sudan Strikers Block All Roads to Port

Published on May 10, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 10: Workers in Port Sudan continue to strike to demand the acceleration of the procedures for their permanent contracts, which were due to begin at the start of May 2019. The temporary workers of the Sea Ports Corporation have closed all roads leading to the ports in Port Sudan. The sit-in, protesting the reluctance of the corporation in the implementation of…

May 10, 2019
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Drivers Warned of Delays at Port of Dover Due to French Strikes

Published on May 10, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 09: Strike action in Calais is causing delays at the Port of Dover. P&O Ferries is warning passengers leaving Kent this morning to expect disruption, with the next sailing to France not due to depart until 12.35. DFDS Seaways has suspended crossings between Calais and Dover, and is telling UK-bound passengers to head to Dunkirk to be transferred…

May 10, 2019
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Beirut Port Temporarily Blocked By Protesters

Published on May 8, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 30: Amid protests by several unions, worried that their pensions could be cut, retired military personnel briefly blocked access to Beirut’s port, the central bank and the Finance Ministry’s directorate of imports on Tuesday morning. There was no official count of protesters but dozens of demonstrators were seen at the various locations. Retired general Georges Nader put the…

May 8, 2019
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Fuel Tanker Drivers Threaten New Strike in Portugal

Published on May 8, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 04: Portuguese fuel tanker drivers have threatened further action, less than two weeks after a three-day strike over low wages and poor working conditions brought the country to a virtual standstill. Half of the country’s petrol stations ran dry, factories halted production, public transport routes were suspended and flights cancelled. On Monday, following a meeting with the National…

May 8, 2019
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Longshoremen in British Colombia to Vote on Strike Action

Published on May 8, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 6: Members of International Longshore & Warehouse Union locals in British Colombia (B.C.) have been asked to vote this week in favour of strike action. A vote in favour of a strike could mean disruption to B.C. port, cargo and container activities. Port of Vancouver activity could be disrupted as unionized longshore workers in B.C. prepare to vote…

May 8, 2019
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