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Northwest rail lines provide routes for coal shipments to Asia

Northwest rail routes by Columbian newspaper

1. CHERRY POINT: The Gateway Pacific Terminal could accommodate 54 million import/export tons of bulk commodities per year, largely coal exports. Status: Whatcom County, the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are preparing a joint environmental impact statement. Pros: Backers say it would […]


Container Ships Miss Boat as Maersk Pushes Punctuality: Freight

Maersk Line (MAERSKB), the world’s biggest container shipper, said last year that punctuality was poised to replace pricing as the industry’s key battleground. Less than 12 months on, delivery delays are worsening.

Only 63.7 percent of boxes were on time in the first 20 weeks, versus 65.9 percent a year earlier, according to INTTRA, a […]


Dutch Dockers Serve up a Protest Against Aegon


The main speaker [was] Niek Stam of the FNV Bondgenoten trade union, and chair of the SBPVH advocacy foundation fighting for the return of pension money, totalling £715 million, which the protesters say has been taken from the intended beneficiaries.

[Stam was] supported by members of the RMT and Unite trade unions, and […]


USAID Reiterates Subversive Plans in Latin American Countries

The United States reiterated its willingness to finance rebel groups seeking to destabilize some countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), a mechanism of political, economic and social integration created in 2004.

According to Mark Feierstein, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington […]


Activity at Portland’s Terminal 6 wanes as port labor talks resume

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