MEXICO CITY, March 3- Mexico seized more than 119,000 tonnes of minerals suspected of being part of illegal export operations in a port where a powerful drug gang allegedly has been shipping iron to China, the government said on Monday.» Read More
MARIEL, Cuba, Jan 27- Cuba on Monday inaugurated a $957 million port billed as the most modern in Latin America and crucial to the economic future of the communist-ruled island in a project financed by Brazil and equipped for ships passing through an expanded Panama Canal.
TROMSOE, Norway, Jan 21- New shipping rules are soon to be agreed for the Arctic, where summer sea ice has shrunk by about two-thirds over three decades, opening a new ocean with vast natural resources. The Northern Sea Route along Russia's edge can reduce the sailing distance between Asian ports and Northern Europe by 40 percent.
MILAN/ BRUSSELS, Jan 20- The Panama Canal Authority has turned down an offer by the European Commission to mediate in a multi-billion dollar dispute with a Spanish-led construction consortium which threatens to halt work on widen the century-old waterway.
PANAMA CITY/ MADRID, Jan 19- A consortium of construction companies, led by Spain's Sacyr, backed down on Sunday from a threat to immediately halt work expanding the Panama Canal in a dispute over cost overruns, but said it could still do so at a later date.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan 16- Canada's record canola and wheat harvests have clogged its rail arteries and overwhelmed its ports, sticking Glencore and other grain handlers with millions of dollars in shipping penalties and leaving farmers' bins flush with crops worth less by the day.
*Codelco, Antofagasta copper exports affected. Much of Chile's copper, which accounts for roughly a third of the world's supply, leaves from its ports on the Pacific Ocean, often destined for consumption in top client China.
TRIPOLI, Jan 7- Output at Libya's El-Sharara oilfield rose more on Tuesday to over two thirds of full capacity and a pipeline shipping condensate- very light crude- to a western port reopened, marking progress in government efforts to rebuild vital exports.
SYDNEY, Dec 30- A tropical cyclone intensifying off northwestern Australia was on course to sweep across some of the world's largest iron ore mines after causing giant shipping ports to close. The most-traded iron ore futures May contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange rose to a session high of 920 yuan, a level last seen on Dec. 17.
LONDON, Dec 23- The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad has received substantial imports of Iraqi crude oil from an Egyptian port in the last nine months, shipping and payments documents show, part of an under-the-radar trade that has kept his military running despite Western sanctions.
KISMAYU, Somalia, Dec 4- Al Qaeda- linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government's hopes of hiring a foreign firm to manage the lucrative but run-down southern port of Kismayu.
Jonathan Windham, Head of Asia Ex-Japan Transport and Infrastructure Research at Barclays thinks investors should steer clear of shipping stocks, saying they aren't cheap enough to justify the risk.
*Syria seen as risk area for many shipping companies. LONDON, Oct 9- War and sanctions are taking an increasing toll on Syria's vital sea-borne trade, with fewer vessels calling at its cargo ports as ship-owners shy away from the risks associated with a conflict now in its third year.
Lee Cheuk-Yan, Hong Kong Legislator and Chairman of the Labour Party, calls the agreed wage increase for Hong Kong port workers a "half win", saying the union will continue to work for a collective bargaining agreement.
Australia's Port Hedland, which handles about a fifth of the world's seaborne-traded iron ore, will reopen on Wednesday after being spared the brunt of a cyclone that has also shut other major ports in Western Australia.
The threat of imminent labor unrest at four U.S. Pacific Northwest ports was averted on Wednesday as the dockworkers union said its members would stay on the job despite "substandard" contract terms being imposed unilaterally by grain shippers.
A U.S. port workers union has accused APM Terminals, a port operator of A.P. Moller-Maersk, of spying on union representatives in Los Angeles by tapping their phones.
As the Greek government contemplates shedding state-owned assets to help pay down staggering debts, it could consider leasing or even selling the rest of the port to China, the New York Times reports.
Insight on Port of Miami preparing for shipments via the Panama Canal in 2014, with Bill Johnson, Port of Miami, who shares the port's plans to generate 30,000 new permanent jobs; with Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL).
Kurt Nagle, president & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities, discusses the need for Federal investment in ports as well as the ways in which a lack of investment damages American competitiveness.
Key Spillway opened to channel water away from Mississippi River, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan.