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APMT disputes ITF on Aqaba port strike

From the Journal of Commerce:

APM Terminals has disputed the International Transport Workers Federation’s description of last week’s strike at Aqaba Container Terminals in Jordan as a “victory” for the union representing the terminal’s dockworkers.

“We find the ITF’s statements misleading, incorrect and not supported by facts…The strike was premature and illegal, especially when […]


Union solidarity, international support lead to victory in Jordan

Arrested for standing up for their union, now freed: Photo of trade union leaders being held in a police van following last week’s police raid.

Good news from ITF:

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pleased to announce that port workers at the Aqaba Container Terminals (ACT) facility in Jordan run by APM […]


Union aid supplies on way to Gaza

ITF president Paddy Crumlin stated: ”The situation in Gaza is desperate. There is a need for an immediate ceasefire before even more civilians are killed. We strongly echo and support the continuing calls by the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) for action in line with the UN Security Council resolution that called for ‘de-escalation […]


ITF condemns Gaza airstrikes and launches appeal to aid victims

More than 170 civilians have been killed in Gaza in six days of continuous air strikes including many children; more than 1,000 have been injured. Thousands of families have had to flee their homes. Seen here is a woman wearing a mask, holding her son as she stands outside her levelled house in Gaza, […]


CHS Opens Office in Korea

From a CHS news release:

CHS Inc., the nation’s leading cooperative, has announced it has opened an office in Seoul, South Korea, intended to strengthen business with that nation’s growing customer base.

CHS also has international marketing offices in Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Jordan, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and […]


APM plan to develop Jordan’s Aqaba terminal sees progress

APM Terminals is at the helm of the $235 expansion at Aqaba. Jordan’s king is shown launching one of two new cranes at the terminal.

His Majesty King Abdullah on launched two new Ship-To-Shore (STS) cranes introduced by the Aqaba Containers Terminal (ACT) to enable the port to meet market demand in line with […]