electricityPort of LA/LB to Power Ships with Electricity – The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be powering ships with electricity to cut down on air pollution by the end of the year. Shore power, also known as alternative marine power (AMP), will cut air pollution from ships at berth by 95%.

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EU Funds Anti-Piracy Program – The European Union (EU) has allocated €37 million for a program to strengthen the fight against piracy in African countries. The Regional Maritime Security program will help develop the legal and judicial systems of countries in the region to aid in the arrest and transportation of pirates.

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Truckers Strike in Kenya – Kenyan truckers have gone on strike and blocked the only highway from Mombasa to Nairobi, the main trade artery to east Africa. Truckers are protesting the new method of weighing trucks per axle and will not open the road until the government agrees to revert to the old system of weighing by gross weight.

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India Signs MoU with China – India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China in order to address the trade imbalance between the two countries. The MoU addresses buffalo meat, fisheries and pharmaceuticals, as well as feed and feed ingredients.

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