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‘Faulty’ top loader kills dockworker in LA
A dockworker died on May 15 morning and another suffered severe injuries in an accident involving a top loader container handler at Pier 300 in the Port of Los Angeles. “My heart goes out to the families of the victims of this tragic accident and to all the brothers and sisters of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union,” said Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka. “It’s particularly tragic that this accident occurred on the day of the ILWU’s annual ‘First Blood’ event, which honours those who have lost their lives working on the waterfront.” Rachel Campbell, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Port Police, said the top loader was “faulty”. Investigations into the accident continue.
OOCL To Sell 100% Of Long Beach Container Terminal For US$ 1.78 Billion
Orient Overseas (International) Limited and Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (“MIP”) announced that OOIL’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, OOCL LLC and Long Beach Container Terminal, Inc., have entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to sell 100% of LBCT LLC to a consortium led by MIP, for US$1.78 billion. LBCT LLC operates the Long Beach Container Terminal (“LBCT”) in the Port of Long Beach, California, United States.
Evergreen terminal evacuated after container explosion
A container exploded in the evening of October 30, 2018, at the Evergreens terminal, located under the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles,. The terminal was evacuated. No person was injured by the explosion. All other terminals remained open. The explosion was thought to be an industrial accident. The container was filled with scrap intended for export from the country. Based on available information from the Coast Guard, the authorities were investigating another 10 containers, which are assumed to have a corresponding content. The US Coast Guard is working with the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department and Customs and Border Protection to investigate the case and prevent more explosions.News schreiben