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Judge strikes down Oakland’s ban on shipping coal through port

May 16, 2018 |

A federal judge struck down the city of Oakland’s ban prohibiting companies from transporting coal through a proposed export terminal that U.S. miners see as a key link to overseas markets.

The ban — enacted by the city in 2014 — violates a development agreement, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria…


L.A. Times – Business

All systems are go for SpaceX’s BFR rocket facility at Port of Los Angeles after City Council OKs plan

May 8, 2018 |

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a plan allowing SpaceX to build and operate a facility at the Port of L.A., where the Hawthorne space company will produce its next-generation BFR rockets and spacecraft.

The vote gives formal approval to a plan that got the greenlight last month…


L.A. Times – Business

Port Authority Ethics Chair to Cops: ‘Shut the F— Up’

April 26, 2018 |

A traffic stop in New Jersey over Easter weekend was pretty routine—a car with tinted front windows, obstructed tags, and expired registration was impounded—until the ethics chair of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey turned up. Caren Turner, the mother of one of the car’s…
Newser

U.S. reportedly raises objections to state-run Chinese company taking control of Long Beach port terminal

April 20, 2018 |

U.S. regulators are reportedly raising objections that Cosco Shipping, a state-run Chinese company, could take control of a container terminal at the Port of Long Beach as part of its $ 6.3-billion acquisition of another company.

The concerns have been raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment…


L.A. Times – Business

State senator seeks to crack down on wage theft in port trucking industry

April 12, 2018 |

A California state senator is proposing a bill aimed at holding major retailers accountable for using port truck companies that have a history of engaging in wage theft of drivers who are misclassified as independent contractors.

Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), who represents the Port of Long…


L.A. Times – Business

Cocaine’s New Gateway to Europe: Busy Belgian Port

March 5, 2018 |

Officials are cracking down on smuggling through the port of Antwerp, now a major point of entry for cocaine into Europe, as production of the drug rises in Latin America.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Three port truck companies exploited drivers, L.A. city attorney says in lawsuits

January 8, 2018 |

Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer sued three port trucking companies Monday, alleging the firms exploit their drivers by misclassifying them as independent contractors in order to boost profits.

In lawsuits filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Feuer alleged CMI Transportation, K&R Transportation…


L.A. Times – Business

Port Authority explosion: Suspect ID’d in ‘attempted terrorist attack’

December 11, 2017 |

A Bangladeshi man reportedly inspired by ISIS set off a pipe bomb inside New York’s Port Authority bus terminal during rush hour Monday morning, sowing mass chaos but causing few injuries — likely because the “attempted terrorist” detonated his “low-tech device” prematurely.
FOX News

CNN

This cargo ship is banned from every single port in the world

December 8, 2017 |

The United Nations brought down the hammer and that was it for the Hao Fan 6.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

L.A. and Long Beach port workers begin striking

June 20, 2017 |

Shouts of “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” rang out as picketers congested the Evegreen yard in San Pedro on Monday, temporarily blocking up to 50 trucks from entering the terminal.

Around 60 truck drivers and warehouse workers serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports began…


L.A. Times – Business