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ILWU Local 21 helps collect 66,000 pounds of food to fight hunger

From The Daily News:

The Food Fight Against Hunger, a month-long food drive spearheaded by eight local organizations, collected a whopping 66,300 pounds of food for the Help Warehouse food bank, organizers reported last week.

The drive, which closed Oct. 31, “was a tremendous effort on the part of all the teams, and great timing, […]


Hapag-Lloyd’s profit falls on ‘very disappointing’ freight rates

Hapag-Lloyd AG said third-quarter profit fell almost 64 percent as Europe’s fourth-largest container-shipping line confronted low peak-season freight rates.

Net income dropped to 16.6 million euros ($22.3 million) from 45.6 million euros a year earlier, the Hamburg-based company said in a statement. The average freight rate declined more than 10 percent to $1,476 per standard […]


Marubeni cuts Gavilon’s profit outlook due to U.S. drought

[Note: Marubeni, owner of Columbia Grain in Portland, purchased Gavilon, part owner of Kalama Export, in July.]

Marubeni Corp. (8002), a Japanese trading company that closed its biggest takeover of Gavilon Group LLC in July, cut its profit estimate for the U.S. grain collector by almost two-thirds this year.

Due to the continuing impact of […]