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Foreign ships move 3.2 mln barrels of fuel to US Northeast

Shippers loaded 12 foreign-flagged tankers with gasoline, diesel and other fuels to help relieve the storm-struck U.S. Northeast under a rare waiver of U.S. marine law, the government said on Thursday.

The cargoes, which must be delivered by Nov. 20 under the waiver of the 1920 Jones Act, were slated to be discharged at ports […]


More Labor Woes for Port of Portland

Contract talks between the Port of Portland and security guards at its container terminal that began this summer will reenter mediation on Nov. 16, but a breakdown in talks could cripple the container yard, as well as two other terminals at the port, The Oregonian reported.

ICTSI Oregon has already been involved in a dispute […]


Politico: ‘Farm bill still has a shot’

Published Friday at Politico:

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said Thursday that he had been assured by Speaker John Boehner that the farm bill remains part of the year-end “big picture” for Republicans and the promise of $35 billion in 10-year savings “has gotten somebody’s attention.”

The Oklahoma Republican underscored that the fate of […]