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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.

Veteran pilot believes terminal operator at fault in crane collapse

The pilot claims DP World is hiring pilots who are inexperienced, giving them too little training, and putting them in charge of ships they’re not fully equipped to handle.

From Cruise Arabia & Africa:

A pilot with extensive knowledge of berthing operations at DP World’s Jebel Ali Port has told Cruise Arabia & Africa […]

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Dubai’s DP World confirms 10 injured when ship hits cranes at Jebel Ali port

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Dubai ports operator DP World has confirmed that 10 people were injured in an accident involving a container vessel at the Jebel Ali port last week.

The incident occurred when the vessel collided with the harbour wall at the port’s […]

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Iran seizure of Maersk container ship tied to old cargo dispute

Maersk Tigris seized in Iran. BBC graphic.

Iran’s seizure of a container ship this week stems from a decade-long dispute over 10 shipping containers, officials at Maersk, the Danish shipping giant, said on Thursday.

The United States sent a destroyer to the Persian Gulf on Tuesday in response to the seizure. On Thursday, Col. […]

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Hyundai Heavy obtains US$1.4 billion order for 10 container ships in the Middle East

On August 30, Hyundai signed a US$1.4 billion contract (including construction of 5 Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries ships) for a total of 10 container ships – five 18,000 TEU container ships and five 14,000 TEU container ships – with the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In this contract, an option […]

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ICTSI to spend $150 million developing Honduras port

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) plans to spend about $150 million in the next five years to develop the port in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, a senior company official said recently.

Last February, the Razon-led port operator was awarded a 30-year contract for design, financing, construction, maintenance, and operation of the Puerto Cortes facility, which […]

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Tax tribunal exposes £14m avoidance trick by DP World

Judge describes attempts by the Dubai business to reduce its tax bill as ‘a scripted game of charades’

A complex and aggressive attempt to avoid UK tax on an international ports business controlled by the billionaire ruler of Dubai has been thrown out by a tax tribunal, which branded the scheme “an elaborate trick”. The […]

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