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  • The seaport of Mariupol is operational again after three months of fighting, opening corridors for the passage of foreign ships that had been stranded since the beginning of the war

    05/25/2022 10:38:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | 5/25/2022
    Moscow announced today that the port of Mariupol is operational again, after three months of fighting to take control. The Russian Ministry of Defense claims that the army has removed all mines in the port and that it can now operate at full capacity again... Recall that last night, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it will open four humanitarian corridors at sea, in order to be able to pass foreign ships that had been stranded for months in the port of Mariupol.
  • “Ripple Effect” – Chinese Port Congestion Soars To Five-Month High

    03/24/2022 7:20:07 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 3-24-2022
    Top Chinese ports in Shenzhen and Hong Kong record some of the largest congestion in nearly half a year due to China’s zero-tolerance approach, locking down more than 50 million people and shuttering factories to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Bloomberg reports 174 vessels anchored or loaded off the country’s top ports, the largest number since Oct. 21, when a massive typhoon battered the area. “Shenzhen is the second-busiest port next to Shanghai, so we will expect to see significant volume shift to the other ports within China,” said Ryan Closser, a director at FourKites, a supply-chain information provider. “A...
  • Ningbo port clogged by lockdown measures (china)

    01/05/2022 4:25:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    Lloyd's list ^ | 1-4-21 | Cichen Shen
    CORONAVIRUS disruptions have continued in China’s Ningbo, where the world’s third-largest container port is striving to maintain operation levels. Truck entry into the port area remains restricted while some container freight stations have halted operations due to roadblocks and other lockdown measures in the city’s Beilun District, home to a string of large box terminals. The latest infection wave, which emerged on January 1, have so far been contained within the district, where 26 local cases were confirmed as of 2000 hrs local time on January 4, the Ningbo government told a press conference today. Most of them are from...
  • Port of Los Angeles Announces Dwell Fees for Empty Export Containers

    12/31/2021 5:49:09 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 20 replies
    G Captain ^ | 12/31/21 | Mike Schuler
    The Port of Los Angeles has announced plans to begin charging ocean carriers a dwell fee for empty containers lingering in marine terminals to combat congestion, adding pressure for carriers to pick up empties for transport back to Asia. The fee will be similar to the import container dwell fee announced in late October, which has yet to be implemented. The new empty fee is still subject to approval by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission and would take effect on January 30, 2022, at the discretion of the Executive Director.
  • Fires erupt in Syria's Latakia Port following Israeli attack- Syrian state media

    12/27/2021 7:28:10 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-27-21 | reuters via msn
    Fires erupted in Syria's Latakia Port's container storage area following an Israeli missile attack, Syrian state media reported on Tuesday. The attack, the second in December, damaged facades of a hospital, some residential buildings and shops "The Israeli "aggression" caused big materialistic damages and assessing its results is still a work in progress", the Syrian defence ministry said in a statement. Israel has mounted frequent attacks against what it has described as Iranian targets in Syria, where Tehran-backed forces including Lebanon's Hezbollah have deployed over the last decade to support President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's war. Live footage aired by...
  • The Build Back Better Act Offers Media Billions To Go After Republicans: Give the media $1.9 billion and they promise to stop Republicans from winning elections.

    11/21/2021 8:39:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/21/2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    Biden claims that the Build Back Better Act will help ordinary Americans, but the legislation, like so much in Washington D.C., is a collection of pork for corrupt special interests. One of those special interests is the media which suppressed negative stories about Biden and the Democrats, like the FBI investigation of Hunter Biden, while promoting disinformation, like the Steele Dossier, targeting President Trump: Biden’s opponent in the presidential election. The media operates like a Democrat messaging operation and its partisanship has undermined its business model, especially for local news outlets which, unlike major national outlets, cannot simply ignore their...
  • A project in El Salvador shows how China is exerting its growing power in America's backyard

    09/04/2021 1:25:11 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies nbc ^ | September 4, 2021 | Ken Dilanian and Joel Seidman and Gabriel Sanchez
    Two years ago, the U.S. government began loudly questioning a Chinese push to purchase an island off El Salvador's coast, where a Chinese company was proposing to build a deep water port and manufacturing zone. The American objections seemed to have had an impact, as a political backlash in El Salvadorstalled the project. But the Chinese were not deterred. After what U.S. officials publicly asserted was a successful Chinese effort to bribe El Salvadoran politicians, the project is now moving forward. NBC News has obtained a power point presentation by a state-owned Chinese firm called "Shared Opportunities, Shared Future," that...
  • China’s Port Shutdown Raises Fears of Closures Worldwide

    08/13/2021 8:56:33 PM PDT · by lasereye · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 13, 2021 | Joe Deaux, Yvonne Yue Li and Ann Koh
    A Covid outbreak that has partially shut one of the world’s busiest container ports is heightening concerns that the rapid spread of the delta variant will lead to a repeat of last year’s shipping nightmares. The Port of Los Angeles, which saw its volumes dip because of a June Covid outbreak at the Yantian port in China, is bracing for another potential decline because of the latest shutdown at the Ningbo-Zhoushan port in China, a spokesman said. Anton Posner, chief executive officer of supply-chain management company Mercury Resources, said that many companies chartering ships are already adding Covid contract clauses...
  • U.S. Forces China Out of Port of Long Beach Terminal Ownership

    12/22/2020 8:22:41 AM PST · by ransomnote · 26 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...