Competing for space on the increasingly crowded ocean
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the Earth, and it's getting crowded out on the water.
Energy, shipping, fishing and conservation groups all need space to...
2 shipping companies plead guilty to hiding oil pollution
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two shipping companies incorporated in Liberia pleaded guilty in Delaware to presenting falsified documents to the U.S. Coast Guard to hide oil pollution caused by one of...
ACLU files suit on behalf of pregnant LA dockworkers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that a dockworkers' union and a shipping trade group discriminate against pregnant day workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The Latest: Iran says US sanctions ‘more unstable than ever’
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):
The chief executive of the Swedish shipping firm that owns a British-flagged oil tanker held...
Postal union accepts reform, quashes US walkout threat
GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade adviser hailed a "big deal" approved as a compromise Wednesday that will increase the fees the U.S. Postal Service collects from some foreign...
World postal union rejects Trump’s favored reform plan
GENEVA (AP) — In a showdown Tuesday at a Universal Postal Union meeting, countries rejected the Trump administration's favored approach to an international mail problem that is making the U.S....
Swedish owner of oil tanker held by Iran: ship has not moved
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the Swedish shipping firm that owns the British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July said Tuesday the Stena Impero was still in Iranian waters, a day...
Global postal union meets amid Trump threat to pull US out
GENEVA (AP) — The effects of President Donald Trump's standoff with China could soon be coming to a post office near you — and higher shipping rates for some types of mail are the likely...
Greek island ferry crews to launch 24-hour strike Sept. 24
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ferry services to Greek popular island destinations face severe disruptions next week due to a strike called by the country's powerful seamen's union.
House panel investigates Elaine Chao for possible conflicts
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee said Monday it is investigating whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acted improperly to benefit herself or her family's shipping...
Italian shipping firm fined $4M in US waste oil dumping case
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Italian shipping company must pay a $4 million fine for dumping oily waste and other pollutants at sea and then lying about it.
The Latest: Owner of Iran-held ship: Some crew to be freed
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the Persian Gulf tensions (all times local):
The owner of the British-flagged Stena Impero oil tanker held in the Persian Gulf by Iran says...
German shipping firm: 8 crew seized by pirates off Cameroon
BERLIN (AP) — A German shipping company says pirates have abducted eight crew members from one of its vessels off the coast of West Africa.
Shipping company MC-Schiffahrt said on its website...
Power outage follows big pallet fire in Stead
STEAD, Nev. (AP) — More than 200 homes were without power north of Reno after an explosive fire ripped through a storage yard full of wooden pallets at a shipping supply company in Stead.
Gulf tanker incidents may raise shippers’ costs, cut traffic
Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually reduce tanker traffic in the...
Gulf tanker incidents may raise shippers’ costs, cut traffic
Recent seizures and attacks aimed at oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz will raise insurance rates for shipping companies and, if unchecked, reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, according...
The Latest: Gulf incidents rattle shipping industry
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local):
Energy experts say recent seizures and attacks aimed at oil...
2 workers die after being trapped in grain silo
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A shipping business in Ohio says two workers died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain.
The workers became trapped Friday morning inside the silo operated...
US sanctions Cuban firm to weaken Maduro’s hold in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States hit Cuba's state-run oil shipping firm Cubametales with financial sanctions on Wednesday, saying it's a key player propping up Venezuela's President...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — International port operator DP World has acquired a major oil and gas marine logistics provider for nearly $1.1 billion.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Animal rescue workers in Kansas City have named a kitten Cargo after he survived being trapped in a shipping container with two other kittens that died.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has partially opened the Mississippi River to barge traffic, but some farmers in Iowa are still worried about the financial impact of the slow...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Norwegian shipping executives have been indicted on charges that they participated in a sprawling antitrust conspiracy.
Oil shippers boost security after attacks on tankers in Gulf
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the U.S. and Iran — and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia's...
BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — The Ports of Indiana have become the nation's first inland waterway system to secure a national designation that honors the adoption of environmental best...
Ships operating in Gulf region urged to take extreme caution
BERLIN (AP) — Governments and maritime agencies urged an abundance of caution Thursday for ships operating in the Persian Gulf region after two oil tankers were damaged in suspected attacks near...
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Shipping firm: 21 sailors evacuated off targeted Kokuka Courageous, one slightly injured; ship sustained hull damage
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shipping firm: 21 sailors evacuated off targeted Kokuka Courageous, one slightly injured; ship sustained hull damage.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A court is allowing a Taiwanese shipping company to sell 8,000 cases of energy drinks that a client failed to pick up or pay for after the merchandise arrived at the Port...
Salem Amazon shipping warehouse opens in August
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Amazon's packing and shipping center in Salem, Oregon, should open in August, with about 1,000 jobs that are expected to pay at least $15 an hour.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A growing number of shipping companies are slowing down as they approach San Francisco and other California ports so they are less likely to injure or kill...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence man who brought cocaine from Puerto Rico to Rhode Island through the U.S. Postal Service has been sentenced to a year in prison.
Italian shipping firm fined $4M in US waste oil dumping case
An Italian shipping company admitted in the U.S. to dumping oily waste and other pollutants at sea rather than paying to dispose of them properly, and will pay a $4 million fine.
Man who rerouted UPS mail to Chicago apartment sentenced
CHICAGO (AP) — A former UPS worker who pleaded guilty to mail fraud for rerouting mail meant for the shipping company's headquarters to his Chicago apartment was sentenced to a year in...
The Latest: Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States sanctions on North Korea (all times local):
President Donald Trump says he is reversing his administration's decision to...
FedEx profit falls, CEO calls the results disappointing
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx Corp. reported lower profit Tuesday as its ground-shipping unit struggled with higher costs, and the company cut its forecast of full-year earnings.
Alliance to save blue whales from ships stalled by Sri Lanka
When the feeding grounds of blue whales overlap with busy shipping lanes, business interests often supersede those of the endangered marine mammals.
Shares in world’s top shipping firm sink on US tariffs risk
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Shares in the world's biggest shipping company, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, plunged Thursday after it warned of the commercial damage it would suffer from a U.S....
Siblings sue after urn containing father’s ashes disappears
CHICAGO (AP) — The survivors of a man who last year died of pancreatic cancer have filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago contending a shipping company lost some the man's cremated remains.
Shipping company fined $2M for oily waste dumped into Gulf
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A federal judge ordered a shipping company to pay $2 million in fines after one of its tankers illegally dumped oily waste into the Gulf of Mexico.
FedEx Logistics establishing new HQ in downtown Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx Logistics is establishing a new headquarters in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, and bringing nearly 700 jobs along with it.
FedEx Logistics President and CEO Richard W. Smith and Gov. Bill Lee told news reporters Tuesday that the branch of package shipping giant FedEx Corp. is moving into a building formerly occupied by the Gibson Guitar factory.
Man who rerouted UPS mail to Chicago apartment pleads guilty
CHICAGO (AP) — A former UPS Inc. worker accused of rerouting mail meant for the shipping company's Atlanta headquarters to his small Chicago apartment has pleaded guilty to mail fraud.
Dushaun Henderson-Spruce entered into a plea agreement Tuesday in federal court. The agreement calls for the repayment of the nearly $59,000 he admitted stealing from mail intended for the company.
Man who received pot shipments gets prison time
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who had more than 100 pounds of marijuana sent from California to a Massachusetts shipping company has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison.
Michael Chen, of Providence, was sentenced after a Plymouth Superior Court jury found him guilty Wednesday of drug trafficking.
The 41-year-old Chen was arrested in December 2017 after he picked up two large crates from a Cape Cod Express facility in Wareham that were listed as containing "plastics."
Port: Largest shipping cranes to operate in US have arrived
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — What are said to be the largest cranes to operate at a U.S. commercial port arrived Monday in Virginia, marking the latest effort to accommodate the increasingly mammoth container ships that underpin international trade.
Standing 170 feet (52 meters) tall, the Chinese-made gantry cranes towered over the ship that carried them through the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Officials from the Virginia Port Authority said they will be the nation's largest.
Firm pledges to find shipping containers lost in North Sea
BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland-based shipping company MSC is pledging to pay the cost of cleaning up hundreds of containers one of its cargo vessels lost in a North Sea storm.
The company said Saturday that it was committed to finding and retrieving the containers that went overboard on Jan. 2 "until the last one is found." Authorities say two contained potentially hazardous materials.
Police: 75-year-old trucker had 150 pounds of illegal pot
STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say they pulled over a 75-year-old man driving a box truck containing 150 pounds of black market marijuana worth as much as $500,000.
Irvin Ulshen, of Ashburnham, was arraigned Thursday on a marijuana trafficking charge.
Police stopped Ulshen in Canton on Wednesday after he picked up a large shipment from a shipping company. Investigators executing a search warrant say they found 100 vacuum sealed bags of pot in the vehicle.
US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries
GEOJEDO, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea's largest shipyard, thousands of workers in yellow hard hats move ceaselessly between towering cranes lifting hulks of steel. They look like a hive of bees scurrying over a massive circuit board as they weld together the latest additions to the rapidly growing fleet of tankers carrying super-chilled liquefied natural gas across the world's oceans.
Port of Astoria moves toward charging a fee on passing ships
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The cash-strapped Port of Astoria is considering charging fees to passing ships to raise money to maintain its aging infrastructure despite objections from the shipping industry.
Shipping company Hapag-Lloyd creating 350 jobs near Atlanta
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a shipping company will expand its operations near Atlanta with $5.5 million and more than 350 new jobs.
News outlets report Hapag-Lloyd is consolidating at its offices in Peachtree Corners, and plans to invest the money over the next two years and create 363 positions.