The following post is the first in a series of oceanic dispatches from Charmaine Chua. She recently completed a 36-day journey on board a 100,000 ton Evergreen container ship starting […]
by Yvonne Yen Liu and Darwin Bond-Graham About 30 truckers and 150 supporters rallied in front of SSA’s terminals at the Port of Oakland yesterday. The truckers formed a […]
Truckers at the Port of Oakland began striking today at 5 a.m. to protest unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices, according to the Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA)–a group they have organized to represent their interests.
The port oversees almost four million tons of cargo a year and thousands of ships use the port to on and off load cargo, or for refueling and repairs. Over and above the motor vehicle parts that move through the Port Elizabeth port, commodities such as timber, wool, citrus, steel and other perishables can be accommodated as a direct train service is able to transport goods immediately.
The Port of Saldanha Bay was purpose built for iron ore exports in the early 1970s, however the port has significantly diversified its commodity base over the last three decades.
The Port of Richards Bay, the largest coal export terminal in the world, is located approximately 160km north-east of Durban and 465km south of Maputo, on the eastern seaboard of South Africa.
Cargo handled amounted to 42,668,119 tonnes, which included oil and petroleum products. This tonnage however excludes containers, of which 1.956 million TEUs were handled in Durban last year, and may be calculated as the equivalent of 26,406,000 tonnes which, included with the gross figure above, gives the port a total tonnage of 69,074 million tonnes of cargo handled.
Cape Town has been a strategically important port since the 17th century when, in 1652, Jan van Riebeeck set up a replenishment station in South Africa for the Dutch East India Company.
A strike by more than 20,000 truck drivers in South Africa is costing the freight industry 1.2 billion rand ($141 million) in lost revenue each week, an industry body said on Friday.
The Adelanto Detention Center opened in August of 2011. The facility is owned and operated by the GEO Group, which operates numerous immigration detention facilities across the United States.