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  • U.S. Forces China Out of Port of Long Beach Terminal Ownership

    12/22/2020 8:22:41 AM PST · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    universalcargo.com ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jared Vineyard
    It’s probably not a good idea for a country you’re fighting in a trade war to control one of your biggest ports. That’s a situation that was set to happen because of COSCO Shipping’s deal to buy Orient Overseas International Limited (OOIL) back in 2017 and President Trump starting a battle of escalating tariff hikes with China in 2018.OOIL owns the Long Beach Container Terminal. That’s the company that operates the Long Beach Container Terminal at the Port of Long Beach. Yes, the company shares the same name as the terminal, rather than OOIL using an Orient Overseas moniker.COSCO shipping...
  • Lebanon's army finds 4.35 tonnes more explosive chemicals near Beirut port

    09/05/2020 4:59:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    France 24 ^ | 9/03/20
    Lebanon's army said on Thursday it had found 4.35 tonnes of ammonium nitrate near the entrance to the Beirut port, the site of a huge blast last month caused by a large stockpile of the same highly explosive chemical. Lebanese army engineers were "dealing with it", according to an army statement carried by the state news agency NNA. The statement said the chemicals were found outside entrance nine to the port. Army experts were called in for an inspection and found 4.35 tonnes of the dangerous chemical in four containers stored near the port, according to the military. There were...
  • Drone footage shows two ports side-by-side, but 2,500 years apart [Video]

    08/25/2020 1:14:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 22, 2020 | Rumble
    We bring to light the unknown sunken port of Ancient Eretria, which is only 30 meters from the modern port, but is separated by 2,400 years from it... The ancient construction along its entire length maintains a constant width (8 meters) and is located -86 cm lower than the current sea level. The original construction dates back to the beginning of the second half of the 4th century BC with some reinforcing modifications at the beginning of the 3rd century BC. century... The city owes its great flourishing to the maritime trade during the 9th and 8th BC. century. The...
  • How judges responded to warnings about ammonium nitrate stored at the Beirut port

    08/07/2020 7:38:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cnn ^ | August 7, 2020 | Katie Polglase, Mary Ilyushina, Mia Alberti and Ali Younes
    Baroudi & Associates, who represented the Russian vessel's crew, published a statement on Wednesday saying they sent letters in July 2014 to officials at Beirut Port and the Ministry of Transportation "warning of the dangers of the materials carried on the ship." Customs authorities issued repeated notices to a judge about the dangerous cargo, according to documents seen by CNN. But the judge, who cannot be named for legal reasons, responded multiple times saying that the ship and its cargo might not be within the court's jurisdiction, the documents show. In four handwritten responses written in 2016 and 2017, the...
  • Portland official claimed protesters aren’t “creating crisis,” police sending “saboteurs”

    07/23/2020 9:18:29 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 32 replies
    NT ^ | 07-23-20 | Paul Goldberg
    OregonLive reports Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty said Wednesday she didn’t believe protesters in Portland are setting fires but that police are sending in “saboteurs” to create the strife – an unsubstantiated claim that drew immediate pushback from police and then an apology from her hours later. She also made a not-so-oblique reference to Mayor Ted Wheeler, referencing “ignorance at the highest levels in our city government” as she participated in a national briefing sponsored by a left-leaning think tank based in Portland. Hardesty spoke amid growing frustration in the city for the aggressive tactics of federal officers who...
  • Ostia Antica

    11/05/2019 1:00:03 PM PST · by wildbill · 11 replies
    Ancient Origens ^ | 10/10/2019 | Wu Mingren
    Ostia Antica is an archaeological site located on the outskirts of Rome. Although the Romans referred to the site as Ostia, this article will use the term Ostia Antica, so as to avoid confusion with the modern Roman municipio of Ostia (known officially as Lido di Ostia). Ostia Antica was the harbor city of ancient Rome and was therefore an important commercial center.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Gave Iran, UAE, Saddam’s Bomb-maker Family Lease to US Port

    07/03/2019 9:26:43 AM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    independentsentinel.com ^ | 1/11/2017 | S. Noble
    The left is worried about Trump’s conflict of interests. Maybe they should worry about Barack Hussein Obama’s conflicts of interest. Lease Given to Our Enemies The family of Iraqi nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, “the father of Iraq’s nuclear weapons program,” has been awarded a 35-year lease for cargo container operations at Port Canaveral, Florida. The Center for Security Policy reports that two intrepid researchers produced a paper titled, Secret Deal Allows Company Tied to Saddam’s Nuclear Bombmaker, Iran and U.A.E. to Manage Key Florida Port Facilities. The paper notes that Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew unilaterally approved...
  • $1 billion of cocaine seized in largest American drug bust

    06/18/2019 8:08:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 18, 2019
    PHILADELPHIA — U.S. authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine Tuesday from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history. The U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced the massive bust on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, saying law enforcement agents seized about 33,000 pounds of cocaine from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal. Members of the crew were arrested and face federal charges.
  • Israel said to agree to set up port for Gaza in Cyprus

    06/25/2018 3:36:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    https://www.timesofisrael.com ^ | 6/25/18 | ALEXANDER FULBRIGHT
    Report says plan requires Hamas return soldiers' bodies, missing Israelis in exchange for port's establishment
  • Italy refuses port to NGOs rescuing migrants

    06/16/2018 10:58:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/6/18
    Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday added foreign-funded NGOs to those banned from docking in Italy's ports. "Italy no longer wants to be an accomplice in the business of illegal immigration," ...
  • T-Mobile Port Out Scam Alert

    02/08/2018 12:05:59 PM PST · by vespa300 · 15 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | February 8, 2018 | Linzi Sheldon
    The Better Business Bureau has issued a nationwide alert as a scam stealing thousands of dollars from T-Mobile customers expands.
  • Driver of Stolen SUV Leads Police on Pursuit at Port of L.A. Before Climbing Crane

    08/16/2017 8:10:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    ktla ^ | Cindy Von Quednow,
    Officials were in pursuit of the vehicle earlier, but lost it on the freeway. Torrance police officials later picked it up, but called off the pursuit and the SUV was then chased by Long Beach police, Im said. After driving erratically through lanes at the port, the man got out of the SUV and began climbing a crane at the West Basin Container Terminal, sometimes backwards. The man then broke a window and climbed into a hole in the crane then continued walking around, in an effort to avoid police. At times the man was sat on the crane and...
  • Now It’s Getting Serious: 2017 Could See a Bacon Shortage

    02/03/2017 4:44:05 PM PST · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01 February 2017 | Lucy Bayly
    Call it the first sign of the aporkalypse: The nation could be facing a bacon shortage, with stocks of the salty strips at their lowest since 1957 due to a surge in demand (bacon ice cream, anyone?). Recent data from the USDA shows that 2016 inventory for frozen pork belly, which puts the B in your BLT, is down 35.6 million pounds from 2015 levels.
  • [California] Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning state funds for coal projects

    08/26/2016 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 43 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2016 | David DeBolt
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against coal on Friday, approving an East Bay lawmaker's bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects. In signing state Sen. Loni Hancock's bill, the governor also praised the Oakland City Council for voting to ban transportation of the ore through its city and encouraged other cities to do the same. "Other localities should follow suit -- and the state should, too -- to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports, Brown wrote in a signing message.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton’s Top Aides Cash in on Her State Dept. Deal-Making

    11/01/2015 10:06:09 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 1, 2015 | By Patrick Howley
    WASHINGTON D.C.—Former top Hillary Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Jean-Louis Warnholz are quietly cashing in on State Department intelligence that Clinton received from her adviser Sidney Blumenthal about an energy crisis in Africa. Breitbart News has learned that Mills and Warnholz are racing toward a big payday, shipping cargo in Tanzania after Clinton “discreetly” helped her American friends’ companies move in on the area’s untapped energy market during her time as Secretary of State. It’s a prime example of the legal but dubious ways that Clinton and her associates used the power of the State Department to pad their own...
  • Has Yemen war handed Aden to jihadists?

    09/03/2015 3:11:06 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Frank Gardner
    Unseen by most of the world, the once tranquil port of Aden is being steadily infiltrated by jihadists from both al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular (AQAP) and the so-called Islamic State (IS). They are not in charge of the city, the military forces of the UAE are. But in the last few days disturbing reports have emerged of the summary executions of prisoners by the jihadists, along with their black flags hoisted onto public buildings.
  • Iran offers India control of strategic Chabahar Port

    08/15/2015 4:11:45 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Deccan Herald ^ | Saturday, August 15, 2015 | Anirban Bhaumik
    NEW DELHI (DHNS) - As Tehran wants New Delhi to raise its stake in Chabahar Port in Iran, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Friday offered India a deal that not only involves developing the second phase of the port but also for operating it. New Delhi already pledged to build a container terminal and a multi-purpose cargo terminal on two berths at the Chabahar Port in south-eastern coast of Iran. Tehran's new offer appeared to be lucrative to India, as the strategically important port could give it a sea-land access to Afghanistan and Central Asia,...
  • Canada Delays Opening of Crucial Arctic Naval Port Until 2018

    03/02/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 2, 2015 | Mike De Souza
    Canada’s military has again delayed the opening of a major new Arctic port, a sign the government is struggling to assert sovereignty over a remote resource-rich region. The planned deep water naval facility at Nanisivik – some 3,100 km (1,900 miles) north of Ottawa – is one of the key components of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “use it or lose it” approach to the Arctic. The port, initially due to open in 2012, will now not be operational until 2018.
  • Russia and Iran Sign Military Cooperation Deal (Russian Navy at Bandar Abbas)

    01/20/2015 12:20:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1-20-2015 | Nassar Karimi
    Iran and Russia signed an agreement Tuesday to expand military ties in a visit to Tehran by the Russian defense minister. Sergei Shoigu, in remarks carried by Russian news agencies, said Moscow wants to develop a "long-term and multifaceted" military relationship with Iran. He said that the new agreement includes expanded counter-terrorism cooperation, exchanges of military personnel for training purposes and an understanding for each country's navy to more frequently use the other's ports. Iran's Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan urged greater cooperation as a means of opposing American ambitions in the region. Moscow and Tehran have staunchly supported Syrian President...
  • With contract deadline expired, ILWU and PMA are expected to keep talking (West Coast port strike?)

    07/01/2014 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman
    Logistics Management ^ | 1 July 2014 | Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
    As the calendar turns to July today, summer is fully intact, but the West Coast ports labor situation is still apparently chilly. With the deadline for labor contract negotiations between ILWU (the International Longshore Warehouse Union) and the Pacific Maritime Association arriving aft midnight last night, the current status remains in flux as neither party is publicly commenting on their talks, which have been ongoing since May 12. The ILWU represents nearly 14,000 port workers in California, Oregon, and Washington, with more than 40 percent of U.S. incoming container traffic moving through West Coast ports at the Ports of Los...