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The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Japan freezes assets of N. Korea entity over weapons development

Japan said Friday it will freeze the assets, effective the same day, of a North Korean entity in line with a U.N.-mandated sanction against Pyongyang for its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile development.

Japan took the measure after Ocean Maritime Management Co. was included in late July in a list of companies and individuals subject […]

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Sign of the Times: Holding greedy corporations harmless

David Groves at The Stand writes:

On Thursday, rather than congratulating all parties involved [for reaching a tentative agreement] — perhaps even the governor for his role in helping prompt the apparent resolution of a long, contentious dispute — The Seattle Times editorialized that it was a “close call” and chastised Inslee for the fourth […]

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Crane collapse in Quebec leaves driver injured

gCaptain has posted several pictures of this incident in which a crane broke from a bulk carrier and fell into the cargo hold, leaving the crane driver with a broken ankle.

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Unions accuse Panama Canal of unsafe working conditions

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The International Transport Workers’ Federation and four Panamanian unions have accused the Panama Canal Authority of ongoing failure to provide decent pay and safe working conditions for more than 9,000 affiliated maritime workers in the canal zone.

Representatives from four Panamanian unions, accompanied by […]

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