#BDS_Fail: BDS'ers cause Port of Oakland to lose business to LA
For the second time
in recent weeks, a ship owned by an Israeli company was prevented from unloading at the Port of Oakland (California). But this time, instead of circling around until it could sneak in
, the ship sailed for the Port of Los Angeles, arriving on Tuesday morning
. If this works out, Zim may use Los Angeles, rather than Oakland as a port of call, which could result in a loss of jobs in a very hard-hit port.
The Zim Shanghai docked in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, according to
tracking by the website marinetraffic.com. It was still carrying its
The ship, which is owned by Zim Integrated
Shipping Services, Israel’s largest shipping company, was unable to
unload Saturday after some 200 activists prevented workers at the
Oakland Port from getting near the ship. Approximately 50 police
officers were on hand but did not intervene.
Longshore and Warehouse Union released a statement saying, “The ILWU is
not among the groups organizing the protests, and the leadership and
membership of the ILWU have taken no position on the Israel/Gaza
Labels: BDS, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco