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Nuclear Risk In Cargo At Nation’s Ports Could Be Reduced By Gamma Ray Scanning

16,000 nuclear weapons exist in the world, and with millions of shipping containers passing through America’s ports, the demand for better screening of shipments has never been higher. New research into nuclear materials detection could help.

04/24/2015

Port of Oakland

Ship Berthed At Port Of Oakland Catches Fire

Oakland fire crews said a two-alarm fire aboard a ship berthed at the Port of Oakland is under control Sunday evening, according to the department’s official Twitter account.

02/15/2015

Anchor Steam Beers (Anchor Brewing Company)

Beer Shortage A Side Effect Of Freighters Waiting On Port Labor Dispute

Getting San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam beer to overseas markets is getting harder, and Europeans who prefer the hoppy Northern California ales may find the West Coast ports labor dispute literally sobering.

02/13/2015

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Japanese McDonald’s Running Out Of French Fries Due To Ongoing Labor Dispute At West Coast Ports

Operations at West Coast ports, including Oakland, are expected to resume Monday morning after a weekend shutdown that was the latest turn in an on-going labor dispute.

02/09/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Productivity ‘Crippled’ As Labor Contract Talks Drag Into 9th Month Over Oakland, Other West Coast Ports

Shipping companies and dockworkers are stepping up their rhetoric as contract talks for workers at 30 West Coast ports, including those in the Bay Area, have dragged into a ninth month.

02/05/2015

Container ship docked at Port of Oakland. (AP)

West Coast Port Shut Down Could Happen Soon, But Union Believes Labor Deal Is Close

Longshoremen and their employers continue to negotiate, but the Pacific Maritime Association said a shut down could occur as soon as next week.

02/04/2015

Road Work

Despite ‘No’ Votes By Local Reps, California Projects Get Big Boost From Congressional Spending Bill

California received funding for a long list of programs and projects from a new $1.1 trillion congressional spending bill passed late Saturday night, despite most California representatives voting against it.

12/15/2014

(GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)

Plan To Have Hungry Manatees Munch Invasive Stockton Port Weeds Won’t Float

The mayor of Stockton’s unusual plan for ridding the city’s waterways of an invasive weed has been shot down.

11/10/2014

(CBS SF)

Disabled Tanker From Deadly Fire To Arrive At San Francisco Port For Repairs

A tanker ship disabled by an engine room fire that killed a crewmember earlier this month is due to arrive at the Port of San Francisco Wednesday afternoon.

08/27/2014

The floating office space Maritol Icebreaker ship. (CBS)

Ship Full Of Start-Ups Sets Sail On San Francisco Bay After Delays

With office space hard to find in San Francisco, creators came up with the idea to move off shore.

05/11/2014

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