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Facebook used to recruit strikebreakers in Finnish harbour strike

Two of the Finnish strikebreakers who organized through Facebook watch cargo being handled by strikebreakers in Vuosaari on Wednesday. Click on the photo to read the Helsingen Sanomat article.

A wary atmosphere prevailed at the office of the harbour operator Multi Link terminals at the Vuosaari harbour in Helsinki on Wednesday evening. About 15 […]


Container shortage strangles agriculture exports

The shortage of cargo containers has become a major impediment for the regional farm industry, said the director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Ocean carriers are looking to cut costs, so they’re not willing to move empty containers from other parts of the U.S. into the Pacific Northwest, one hay exporter said.

Exporters shipping […]