Pirate FlagSomali Pirate Kingpin Announces Retirement – The notorious Somali pirate kingpin, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, has announced his retirement from piracy. Throughout his career, Hassan and his gang amassed millions of dollars in ransoms paid by ship owners for the release of their ships. Apparently, Hassan is encouraging his comrades to give up their lives of piracy as well.

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Peru, Colombia and EU Trade Agreement Takes Effect in March – Peru, Colombia and the European Union (EU) have signed a Multi-Party Trade Agreement that will come into effect in March. The pact is expected to be especially important for economic growth in Peru.

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Port of LA/LB Launch Initiative to Speed up Trucking – PierPass Inc. has announced an initiative to avoid trouble tickets and reduce truck “turn time” at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Trouble tickets are issued for a range of reasons including incomplete or inaccurate information for an import container. When issued a trouble ticket, truckers must resolve the issue before picking up containers.

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Port of LA’s Clean Truck Program Taken to Supreme Court – The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the trucking industry’s case against the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program. The case pertains to whether cities and states have the right to limit truck pollution emitted while hauling cargo. The justices will hear the case in the spring.

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