Marine transportation industry

A ferry arrives at the port of Piraeus near Athens during a 24-hour strike by the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) to oppose the government decision of opening domestic sea transport to non-EU ships, at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
April 18, 2018 - 8:43 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek seamen are extending their strike for a further 24 hours, leaving the country's mainland and islands without ferry services until Friday morning. Ferries have remained tied up in port since 6 a.m. Wednesday for what was to have been a one-day strike. But the union, the...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2017, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near decorations depicting Chinese Admiral Zheng He who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in the 15th century and a modern high speed train in Beijing, China. A new study says the massive Chinese infrastructure program called the "Belt and Road Initiative" that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually intended to expand the country's political influence and military presence. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 17, 2018 - 11:16 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A massive Chinese infrastructure program that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually intended to expand the country's political influence and military presence, according to a report issued Tuesday. The report by the U.S.-based research...
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April 06, 2018 - 2:37 am
MANNS HARBOR, N.C. (AP) — Ferries serving the North Carolina Outer Banks will be flying Blackbeard's flag thanks to an agreement between two state agencies. The N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division has teamed with the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources with the idea, which...
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FILE--In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is set to establish an executive order Wednesday, March 14, 2018, calling for state actions to protect the unique population of endangered orcas that spend time in Puget Sound. The fish-eating whales have struggled due to lack of food, pollution and noise and disturbances from vessels. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 14, 2018 - 9:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — With the number of endangered orcas that frequent the inland waters of Washington state at a 30-year low, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday directed state agencies to take immediate and longer-term steps to protect the struggling killer whales. The fish-eating mammals that spend time in...
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A tent erected at the London Road cemetery in Salisbury, southern England, Friday March 9, 2018 over the memorial stone of Alexandr Skripal, the son of former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal who along with his daughter Yulia, was found slumped on a bench Sunday in Salisbury, critically ill by exposure to a nerve agent. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 6:00 pm
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In this Monday, March 5, 2018 photo, the Pier Village development is seen in Long Branch, N.J. The federal government has been advising a beach town on the Jersey Shore on plans to build a pier and start a ferry service that would speed New Yorkers to the doorstep of a resort co-owned by Jared Kushner. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 09, 2018 - 4:54 pm
LONG BRANCH, New Jersey (AP) — The federal government has been advising a beach town on the Jersey Shore on plans to build a pier and start a ferry service that would speed New Yorkers to the doorstep of a resort co-owned by Jared Kushner. Kushner's resort sits right next to the proposed pier,...
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March 09, 2018 - 1:13 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks climb NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rallying in midday trading on Wall Street after the government reported a big increase in hiring last month. Investors were relieved to see that wage growth slowed down. A jump in wages a month ago raised worries about inflation and spooked...
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March 05, 2018 - 10:36 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waves nearly 30 feet (9 meters) high from a U.S. winter storm slammed into Puerto Rico on Monday, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of families and close roads and schools across the U.S. territory. Huge waves downed palm trees, knocked over cement benches and...
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January 30, 2018 - 12:00 pm
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — It's a good thing Ocracoke Island in North Carolina is small enough to walk or bike around. The island along the Outer Banks has lost its only gas station. Hyde County manager Bill Rich tells The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, that the fuel provider for Ocracoke Station...
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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. There’s plenty that won’t get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 21, 2018 - 12:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown. Many government operations...
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