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  • OSHA fines Port of Portland terminal operator ICTSI for ‘serious’ safety violations

    ”The union, meanwhile, has repeatedly said the company skimps on safety at the site known as Terminal 6,” reported the Associated Press.The company that operates the Port of Portland’s container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Documents show the federal agency levied the penalty [...]

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  • Viterra increasing capacity at grain terminal at Port Metro Vancouver

    From a Viterra news release: Viterra, part of Canada’s Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore, has announced that it is executing a series of operational improvements and upgrades at its Pacific Terminal at Port Metro Vancouver. Some of these projects include the installation of new bulk weighers, upgrades to shipping conveyors and rotary cleaners, and [...]

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  • Deadlock continues on Baltimore ILA pact

    Excerpts from the JOC: ”We are committed to assist you to achieve a fair and equitable local contract and to remove any financial burdens or obstacles that are an attempt by employers and a misguided arbitrator to weaken your efforts for union representation.” — Dennis Daggett, president of the ILA’s Atlantic Coast District, in [...]

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  • Port of Prince Rupert sees tonnage drop in first quarter of 2014

    While most Prince Rupert terminals saw year-over-year increases in March, overall tonnage has dropped by more than 17 per cent in 2014. In March, 28,145 tonnes were handled at Westview Terminal, which brings the year to date total to 81,277 tonnes. Combined, port of Prince Rupert tonnage dropped 26 per cent this March, with 1,681,316 [...]

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  • USAID’s ‘cockamamie’ secret campaign to undermine Cuba via social media

    Cuban activists poked fun at ‘Tio Sam’ (Uncle Sam) after learning that the U.S. was behind their social networking tool and planning to use it to instigate a ‘Cuban uprising.’When is humanitarian aid from the U.S. a cover for espionage? And should the U.S. agency in charge of humanitarian aid ever be a conduit [...]

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