Port Truck Drivers Who Haul Boron From Rio Tinto Mines to Port of Los Angeles Continue Strike

Published on September 16, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments September 12: Port truck drivers employed by NFI Industries’ California Cartage Express (CCX) subsidiary, who claim the company illegally classifies them as “independent contractors,” walked off the job early Monday morning to protest unfair and illegal discrimination for aspiring to form a union at their employer. Picket lines are extended from the CCX port-adjacent yard in Wilmington, CA, and…

September 16, 2019
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Cyprus Port Workers Strike Over Health Insurance Coverage Demands; Further Strike Expected Sept 26

Published on September 16, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments September 16: Cyprus Port Authority workers stopped work for two hours on Monday and announced a 24-hour strike on September 26 to press their demands for continued health insurance coverage. “Before the implementation of the national health scheme, the Cyprus Port Authority had a yearly budget to cover the health insurance of its workers. We want to keep this…

September 16, 2019
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Argentine Oil Workers At Grains Port Begin Strike

Published on September 10, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments September 06: An Argentine union for oil workers has kicked off a national strike over wages, complicating grains crushing and exports in the main agricultural province of the South American country. The strike, which began late Wednesday, will impact the southern area of the main Rosario grains port. However, it will not affect the northern area of Rosario, made…

September 10, 2019
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NFI/California Cartage Express Drivers on Strike; Picket Lines at Port of Los Angeles

Published on September 10, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments September 09: Drivers demanding an end to unfair and illegal discrimination for aspiring to form a union at their company; picket lines to extend from Port of Los Angeles to the Mojave Desert. Early this morning, truck drivers who haul heavy loads of boron – a mineral mined 300 miles east of Los Angeles that is a critical component…

September 10, 2019
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Ship’s Stores Theft Aboard Tanker in Port au Prince in May 2019

Published on September 10, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 15 2019, 07:00 UTC: Two armed robbers boarded a berthed tanker at Martissant Terminal in Port au Prince using a hook attached to a rope. Duty crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers escaping with ship’s stores. Incident reported to PFSO. Source: ICC Tags:  Haiti, Port au Prince, ship stores theft, successful boarding,…

September 10, 2019
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Theft Aboard Bulk Carrier at Sandakan Port, Malaysia

Published on September 9, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 27 12:25 UTC: During routines round at Sandakan Port, a duty AB onboard a berthed bulk carrier noticed two unauthorized persons on the forecastle and raised the alarm. Seeing alerted crew, the unauthorized persons jumped overboard and escaped in a boat alongside the vessel with another person. Upon investigation, ship’s properties reported stolen. Incident reported to local police….

September 9, 2019
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Sudan Declares State of Emergency in Red Sea Over Tribal Clashes

Published on September 3, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments August 26: Sudan activated a state of emergency Sunday in an eastern state and ordered a probe into deadly tribal violence that has rocked the region for days, authorities said. Clashes have raged since Wednesday between the tribes of Bani Amer and Nuba in Port Sudan, the capital of the Red Sea state. Sudanese police said that at least…

September 3, 2019
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Strike Over Murder Case Halts Container Movement at Chattogram Port, Bangladesh

Published on September 3, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments September 03: Container movement at the Chattogram port remained suspended for nine hours yesterday as workers associated with articulated lorries went on strike demanding the arrest of a fellow’s killer. The strike was withdrawn at 2:00pm by the Chattogram Prime Mover-Trailer Sramik Union after police and district administration informed them that the accused had been arrested upon surrendering at…

September 3, 2019
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Port of Long Beach Secures $4.8 Million Security Grant

Published on September 3, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments September 03: The Port of Long Beach, the second-busiest seaport in the US, will receive a grant of $4,777,500 from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, to enhance safeguards and upgrade its infrastructure network. The funding from the FEMA Port Security Grant Program was announced this month and will pay to upgrade cyber security, increase the…

September 3, 2019
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