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  • TRIPOLI, June 22- Libya's eastern Hariga oil port has reopened and received a first tanker loading oil, a spokesman for state-owned National Oil Corp said on Sunday after the government paid salaries of protesting state security guards at the terminal.

  • MOSCOW, June 9- Russia will not privatise telecoms company Rostelecom, shipping company Sovkomflot and the Novorossiisk sea port this year, RIA news agency quoted Deputy Finance Minister Tatyana Nesterenko as saying on Monday. "We expect a significant decline in revenues from privatisation, to 170.8 billion roubles.

  • RUSSIA WILL NOT PRIVATIZE TELECOMS COMPANY ROSTELECOM, SHIPPING COMPANY SOVKOMFLOT, NOVOROSSIISK SEA PORT THIS YEAR- RIA CITES DEPUTY FINANCE MINISTER NESTERENKO.

  • HONG KONG, June 6- Shares in China's Qingdao Port International Co Ltd weakened in their Hong Kong trading debut on Friday amid concern that the company could be hurt by a probe into metal financing at the world's seventh busiest port.

  • HONG KONG, June 6- Shares in China's Qingdao Port International Co Ltd are set open flat in their Hong Kong trading debut on Friday amid concern that the company could be hurt by a probe into metal financing at the world's seventh busiest port.

  • CHICAGO, April 22- Two Brazilian soybean cargoes initially sold to China have been switched to the United States, according to port and shipping data updated on Tuesday, the first clear evidence that the U.S. is absorbing some of China's excess Brazilian purchases that were at risk of default.

  • KITIMAT, British Columbia, April 21- Just a few miles from the spot where Enbridge Inc plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos checks crab traps and explains why no concession from the company could win his support for the project.

  • ABU DHABI, April 13- State-owned Abu Dhabi Ports Co expects a surge in shipping traffic towards the end of this year as work on major infrastructure projects in the United Arab Emirates capital gathers pace, the company's chief executive said.

  • VANCOUVER, March 19- The British Columbia government is preparing legislation to force striking container truck drivers to return to work at Port Metro Vancouver, in an effort to end a three-week strike that has crippled operations at Canada's largest port.

  • Truckers' strike at Vancouver port to continue Monday Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, March 16- A two-and-a-half week container truck driver strike at Port Metro Vancouver was set to continue on Monday after a government and port authority plan to end the job action at Canada's largest port failed to make headway on the weekend.

  • VANCOUVER, March 14- Representatives of unionized and nonunionized container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver were set to meet with government and port officials on Friday to discuss a plan designed to end a 14- day strike at Canada's largest port.

  • VANCOUVER, March 14- The Canadian and British Columbia governments and Port Metro Vancouver announced late on Thursday a 14- point action plan to end a labor dispute that has severely impacted operations at Canada's largest port.

  • Truck driver strike at Vancouver port picks up steam Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, March 10- Unionized container truck drivers set up picket lines at Canada's largest port on Monday, joining hundreds of non-unionized workers who walked off the job last month in a dispute over pay and services.

  • 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.

  • PANAMA CITY/ MADRID, Feb 18- The Panama Canal and a Spanish-led construction consortium expanding the major global waterway discussed options on Tuesday to keep the multibillion-dollar project afloat amid a dispute over costs, but any deal seemed unlikely ahead of a looming deadline.

  • By Vladimir Soldatkin and Gleb Stolyarov. MOSCOW, Feb 12- Russian investment group Summa has bought out the world's largest oil trader as a partner in a firm building a terminal at the Dutch port of Rotterdam, which could damage its plan to establish Urals crude as a market benchmark.

  • Australia coal ports shut as cyclone intensifies Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 1:48 AM ET

    *Coal ports close as cyclone zeroes in on Queensland state. SYDNEY, Jan 30- Industrial ports have closed along Australia's Queensland coast as a cyclone strengthens offshore, bringing some of the world's largest coal shipping operations to a halt, port officials said on Thursday.

  • Cuba opens new port built with Brazilian aid Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    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.

  • Shipping stocks still not cheap enough: Pro     Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 11:23 PM ET

    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.

  • Hong Kong Dockworkers Deal a 'Half Victory'     Monday, 6 May 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    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.