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Egypt ports face backlog and no grain shortage

Port of Alexandria, Egypt

Shipping sources said cargo operations at the Mediterranean ports of Alexandria, Damietta and Port Said, which especially handle bulk and container shipments including grains, had yet to return to full strength.

Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, has said wheat shipments had been arriving with no delays at ports. The […]


Finaliza huelga de estibadores en Callao

Peruvian dockworkers workers celebrate their victory after their 3-week strike to secure their right to negotiate.

[ENGLISH SUMMARY: After nearly three weeks of striking in Peru’s largest port, the SUTRAMPORPC union has won its demand that the employer negotiate with them, and will return to work today with a financial bonus for each worker. […]


Los Angeles councilwoman targets Harman seat

A Los Angeles city councilwoman says she’ll seek a U.S. House seat expected to be vacated by Democratic Rep. Jane Harman.

Councilwoman Janice Hahn says in a statement she’ll run for the seat in the coastal 36th Congressional District, which includes Venice Beach and the Port of Los Angeles.

From the Associated Press