October 29, 2012 |
The nation's third-busiest cargo container seaport has been evacuated and closed because of Hurricane Sandy, port officials said. The Port Authority of New York-New Jersey made the announcement in a statement, adding that the evacuation had been completed by noon Eastern time Monday. "As part of the evacuation, Port Authority police and civilian officials confirmed that no tenants remained on port properties," the statement said. "Port Authority police will remain on the property.
May 15, 1987 |
An Atlas rocket thundered into orbit this morning carrying a classified cargo which space policy specialists say probably is a cluster of Navy ocean surveillance satellites. The Air Force confirmed the launch at 8:45 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 3 of the Western Space and Missile Center here but declined to identify the cargo.
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November 20, 2009 |
Talk about holiday cheer. Hundreds of boxes that were shipped from China and labeled as Christmas ornaments were seized by suspicious customs officials at Los Angeles Harbor recently. Inside the boxes were 316,000 glass bongs and other drug pipes. "They're very colorful and big," said Cristina Gamez, a spokeswoman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. "Some of them are like 2 feet tall." Gamez said the bongs and pipes, which were found in nearly 860 boxes of cargo, are worth about $2.6 million.
August 15, 2012 |
Cargo numbers for the nation's busiest seaport complex were down by 1% in July, compared to a year earlier. The numbers reflect continued weakness in the U.S. economic recovery during a month in which retailers were moving back-to-school products and had begun to stock their inventories for the November and December holiday retail season. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which share San Pedro Bay, are No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation, respectively, in the amount of imports and exports transported in steel cargo containers.
July 16, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- The military equipment shown in images tweeted by Panama's president after his government stopped a ship en route to North Korea are radar parts for the SA-2 family of surface-to-air missiles, according to IHS Jane's Intelligence, the defense consulting firm. In an emailed statement Tuesday, Jane's identified the parts as an RSN-75 "Fan Song" fire control radar for the missiles. The Panamanian government said it discovered the equipment hidden in the hull of a North Korean container ship that had set sail from Cuba, and was en route home via the Panama Canal, President Ricardo Martinelli said.
December 15, 2002 |
A cargo ship carrying nearly 2,900 luxury cars capsized and sank after colliding with another cargo ship in the English Channel. There were no injuries. In heavy fog, the Norwegian-registered Tricolor collided with the Bahamas-registered container ship Kariba about 30 miles east of Ramsgate, southeastern England, said Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The Tricolor was carrying 2,862 cars -- high-end BMWs, Volvos and Saabs -- all believed lost.