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Port of Seattle deals with toppled ship containers

The crew reported to Coast Guard officials that 53 containers were damaged and 18 containers were lost overboard in international waters. The ship itself was not damaged. West Seattle Herald photo.

The Port of Seattle workers had a long night ahead of them Friday after learning about a powerful storm at sea damaged some […]


Port Of Oakland truckers vote to strike

A group of Port of Oakland truck drivers pushing for better pay and other changes voted Friday to stop work at the port on Wednesday, officials said.

The Port of Oakland Truckers Association, a group representing around 350 truckers, said members voted unanimously for the work stoppage Sunday after meetings with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan […]


Military Sealift Command to charter Maersk ship for ‘maritime support’

Military Sealift Command (MSC) has awarded a contract to Maersk Line Ltd. in Norfolk, Va., to charter a ship to function as a “maritime support vessel.”

The $73 million contract, with options for four 12-month options for a potential total value of $143 million, calls for a U.S.-flag, twin-shaft vessel for use into November 2014, […]