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Little time left to head off longshoremen's strike

Shipments of products as varied as flat-screen TVs, sneakers and snow shovels could sit idle at sea or get rerouted, at great time and expense, if more than 14,000 longshoremen go on strike as threatened — a wide-ranging work stoppage that would immediately close cargo ports on the East Coast and thFull story

Pingree: $150K grant to help design container ship

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine says $150,000 has been awarded for design work on a new type of container ship to transport cargo between Portland and New York. Full story

Ship Breaks in Two Off Coast of New Zealand

  Aerial views of the container ship that broke in two this weekend off the coast of New Zealand.

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Anchored container ships and with other vessels sit offshore near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach during a strike
Anchored container ships and with other vessels sit offshore near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach during a strike

Anchored container ships and with other vessels sit offshore near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach during a strike by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit in Los Angeles, California December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

Striking union members look towards container ships anchored offshore in Los Angeles
Striking union members look towards container ships anchored offshore in Los Angeles

Striking members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit look towards container ships anchored offshore in Los Angeles, California December 2, 2012. The strike by clerical workers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach idled most of the busiest U.S.

A container ship is anchored in the fog during a strike at the port in Los Angeles
A container ship is anchored in the fog during a strike at the port in Los Angeles

A container ship is anchored in the fog during a strike at the port in Los Angeles, California December 2, 2012. The strike by clerical workers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach idled most of the busiest U.S. cargo shipping complex for a fifth day on Saturday as container-laden vessels