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  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 30- Striking Southern California port truckers who accuse shipping companies of wage theft took their grievances on Friday to City Hall in Los Angeles, where they gained new political backing for their cause. The strikes, idling just a fraction of the 13,000- plus trucks hauling cargo in and out of the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbor complex,...

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 21- More than 100 cargo vessels have reached Syria in the past few weeks, in the biggest buildup in shipping for over a year as Russia steps up its support for ally President Bashar al-Assad. The ships have arrived directly from Russia, Black Sea ports such as Constantza in Romania as well as from Lebanon and Egypt, according to shipping data,...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 15- Australia's competition regulator said a proposed A $8.9 billion takeover by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management of local port and rail freight firm Asciano Ltd may hurt competition for other coal haulage operators. The statement suggests that, while Brookfield and Asciano may be required to make changes to the deal or give regulatory...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 6- Thousands of cattle owned by beef producer Minerva SA are thought to have died when a boat leaving a port in northern Brazil overturned, the company and Williams Shipping Agents said on Tuesday. Minerva said in a securities filing that a ship transporting its cattle had tipped over after departing from the Vila do Conde port in Barcarena.

  • *Iran offers $2.95/ mmBtu gas, India seeks $1.50/ mmBtu. NEW DELHI, Sept 23- India is ready to invest more than $15.2 billion to build projects in Iran including taking up full-scale development of Chabahar Port if Tehran offers better terms including cheaper gas, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday. India is one of the handful countries that...

  • *Iran offers $2.95/ mmBtu gas, India seeks $1.50/ mmBtu. NEW DELHI, Sept 23- India is ready to invest more than $15.2 billion to build projects in Iran including taking up full-scale development of Chabahar Port if Tehran offers better terms including cheaper gas, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday. India is one of the handful countries that...

  • Asciano CEO: 'Brookfield is a perfect partner' Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 6:22 PM ET
    Asciano CEO: 'Brookfield is a perfect partner'

    John Mullen, CEO of Asciano, explains why the Australian logistics firm accepted the takeover offer from Canada's Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.

  • Tianjin death toll rises; Li orders safety review Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Firefighters walk past a damaged truck at the site of the explosions in Tianjin on August 15, 2015.

    The death toll from massive explosions in China's port of Tianjin has risen to 112 and 95 people are missing,

  • LA ports police chief indicted on corruption charges Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 9:02 PM ET

    The chief of police for the port of Los Angeles was indicted on federal corruption charges involving a citizen reporting program, U.S. authorities said.

  • When West Coast docks will catch up: Port boss Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 9:19 AM ET
    A container ship is docked at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., in this aerial photo taken Feb. 6, 2015.

    Congestion at 29 ports following a months-long labor dispute has reached "epic proportions," the Port of Long Beach CEO tells CNBC.

  • West Coast ports, union reach tentative labor deal Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 1:56 AM ET
    Container ships sit docked in a berth at the Port of Oakland on February 17, 2015 in Oakland, California.

    Shipping companies and terminal operators clinched a tentative deal with the dockworkers union, settling a labor dispute causing months of backups at 29 U.S. ports.

  • Cyclone slams into northeast Australia Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Surfers head out Snapper Rocks as Cyclone Marcia approaches the coast of Queensland on February 19, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia.

    A powerful cyclone hits northeast Australia, causing massive damage and causing flash flooding, while a second storm made landfall to the west.

  • Here's what US port dispute could cost the economy Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 9:32 AM ET
    A container ship is docked at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., in this aerial photo taken Feb. 6, 2015.

    A total shutdown of West Coast ports could cost the U.S. economy about $2 billion a day, Jay Timmons tells CNBC.

  • Import of port dispute Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015.

    Discussing the impact the port delay on the West Coast is having on the industry, with Jon Slangerup, Long Beach Port CEO.

  • Why this CEO isn't sweating the port fight Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 9:56 AM ET
    A container ship is docked at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., in this aerial photo taken Feb. 6, 2015.

    West Coast port shutdowns have pinched automakers, but the dispute has only minimally impacted vehicle tool maker Snap-On, the CEO told CNBC.

  • US labor secretary to meet over ports dispute Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:12 PM ET
    Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to San Francisco on Tuesday to meet with both sides in a dispute between shipping companies and dock workers.

  • US labor secretary jumps into West Coast port fray Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 4:48 PM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015.

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker a deal between shipping companies and dockworkers in the West Coast port fight.

  • California ports congestion 'worst-ever on record' Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    A Maersk Line container ship is unloaded and refueled at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.

    Everyone agrees that the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports slowdown is bad, but it's hard to tell who's to blame.

  • US port employers seek mediation in dockworker talks Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:20 PM ET
    A longshoreman walks on bags of rice in a cargo ship at the Port of West Sacramento in California

    Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports requested federal mediation on Monday in their contract talks with the union for 20,000 dockworkers.

  • Employers decry 'break' in West Coast port talks Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:23 AM ET
    A Crowley Maritime Corp. tugboat prepares to guide the MOL Endurance Container ship out of its berth at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    Negotiations over a new contract for dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports took an unexpected turn, as employers decried the "extended break" in talks.