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Damaged crane at APM is stabilized, port officials say

The new crane that was damaged at APM Terminals in Portsmouth has been stabilized, port officials said Tuesday.

The crane, one of two that arrived at APM last week after a 41-day journey aboard the Zhen Hua 24 from China, was clipped Monday by another crane aboard the vessel as it pulled away from the […]


In Northwest, a Clash Over a Coal Operation

Millennium Bulk Terminals hopes to export coal through the troubled former Chinook Ventures/Alcoa site in Longview, WA.

A plan to build the United States’ first West Coast facility for exporting coal to Asia has come under increased scrutiny after the disclosure of documents suggesting that the company proposing the project did not convey […]


Louis Dreyfus, Olam abandon merger plans

Merger talks between top flight commodity group Louis Dreyfus and smaller Singaporean rival Olam have failed, reviving speculation about the strategy of Dreyfus, a top flight commodities firm.

Louis Dreyfus has been in a state of flux since chief executive Robert Louis-Dreyfus died in 2009. Talks with Olam were announced in September last year and […]