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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

#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 original cargo.

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.

The International 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 conflict.”

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At 5:01 PM, Blogger Findalis said...

How did they get onto the dock? That is suppose to be a secure area, only authorized personal allowed.

And when I was a child if you did that to longshoremen they would bash your brains in before throwing you into the sea.


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