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EU court limits national checks for migrant rescue ships

Aug. 01, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court ruled Monday that national maritime authorities cannot impound ships involved in search-and-rescue work on suspicion that they might be overloaded due to the number of migrants they plucked from the sea. The European Court of Justice...

Savannah port breaks cargo records amid import surge

Jul. 26, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Port of Savannah saw record-breaking cargo volumes this past fiscal year amid a surge in imports and West Coast backlogs that prompted shippers to reroute goods to the East Coast. The Georgia Ports Authority said Tuesday that docks in Savannah handled...

Trucker protest shuts down operations at California port

Jul. 20, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Truckers protesting a state labor law have effectively shut down cargo operations at the Port of Oakland, it was announced Wednesday. “The shutdown will further exacerbate the congestion of containers" and port officials are urging operations at shipping...

Operator of Delaware port settles Norfolk Southern lawsuit

Jul. 12, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The private company that operates Delaware’s state-owned marine port has settled a lawsuit filed by Norfolk Southern Railway Co. over unpaid rail car storage bills. Attorneys notified a federal judge in a court filing Monday that they have resolved the dispute,...

West Coast dockworkers still talking after contract expires

Jul. 05, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A contract between shipping companies and 22,000 West Coast dockworkers expired over the weekend. But both sides continued to talk and said they want to avoid a strike that could savage an economy already stressed by soaring inflation and supply chain woes. The...

NY firm pays $10K state ethics penalty to settle CT case

Jul. 05, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A New York-based maritime company has agreed to pay a $10,000 civil penalty to Connecticut regulators who say the firm violated the state's ethics rules by providing gifts to employees and a board member of the quasi-public Connecticut Port Authority, including NHL tickets,...

Romanian port struggles to handle flow of Ukrainian grain

Jun. 24, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — With Ukraine's seaports blockaded or captured by Russian forces, neighboring Romania's Black Sea port of Constanta has emerged as a main conduit for the war-torn country’s grain exports amid a growing world food crisis. It's Romania's biggest port, home...

Biden vows to battle inflation as prices keep climbing

Jun. 10, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In President Joe Biden's estimation, the U.S. is in a strong position to overcome the worst inflation in more than 40 years. But so far, inflation just keeps getting the better of the U.S. economy and of the Biden administration. The president's policies, his...

Canada fund invests $5 billion in DP World's Dubai home base

Jun. 06, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — International port operator DP World said on Monday it sold a stake in its home base, the Jebel Ali Port, and other flagship assets to one of Canada’s largest pension funds for $5 billion, expanding the Canadian group's reach into the crown jewel of the...

Biden plots inflation fight with Fed chair as nation worries

May. 31, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Focused on relentlessly rising prices, President Joe Biden plotted inflation-fighting strategy Tuesday with the chairman of the Federal Reserve, with the fate of the economy and his own political prospects increasingly dependent on the actions of the government’s central bank....