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with Maine IBRA (International Barrel Racing Association). Picture is of Myra running “Builts Miss Patriot”, aka “Slushee” at a recent race in Maine, USA.  

Myra had a great weekend finishing 3rd in Youth Div 2 on Saturday and 1st in Youth Div2 on Sunday on her other horse Molly

Myra Evans & Slushee

Embassy Sponsored Myra Evans

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Patience tested: 62 ships at anchor in San Pedro Bay

Sixty-two vessels, including 20 container ships destined for the Port of Los Angeles, were at anchor in San Pedro Bay early Wednesday afternoon.

“If we do nothing, we will still have vessels at anchor come midsummer,” Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka said during a press conference Wednesday. 

“Under normal conditions, we usually don’t have any container ships at anchor. Before the import surge, we would see 10 to 12 container vessels at berth on a typical day here at the Port of LA. Today we are averaging north of 15 container ships being worked every day,” Seroka said. “About 15% of vessels that currently are on their way to Los Angeles are going direct to berth. Of the 85% of ships going to anchor, the average wait time has been climbing. When ships first started backing up in November, anchorage time was about two and a half days. In February thus far, anchorage time is now tracking at eight days.” 

February 17, 2021

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FMCSA approves ‘performance-based’ chassis inspection training

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) this week approved an industry association’s application that will allow container chassis mechanics to qualify more efficiently to become equipment or brake inspectors.

August 20, 2020

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United Airlines surpasses 5,000 cargo-only flights since March

United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) has operated more than 5,000 cargo-only flights since March 19, a significant milestone for an airline where passenger service dominated before the pandemic.

The passenger freighters have transported more than 170 million pounds of cargo, including medical supplies for the COVID-19 response, food aid and commodities for U.S. military bases, United said Wednesday on its blog.

August 20, 2020

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Death toll climbing after Port of Beirut explosion

An estimated 4,000 people have been injured and more than 100 killed in a massive explosion at the Port of Beirut. 

The Port of Beirut has 12 warehouses, including one dedicated to hazardous goods, and the capacity to handle 745,000 twenty-foot equivalent units. 

August 20, 2020

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Cathay to park 40% of fleet in long-term storage overseas

In its monthly traffic results for August, Cathay confirmed that it is parking a significant number of aircraft overseas, given that it “will be operating just a fraction of our services in the foreseeable future”.

This is an upward adjustment of earlier figures of about a third of the Cathay fleet, which was disclosed during its earnings briefing in August.

The carrier said then that a first batch of aircraft was being moved to Alice Springs, and that it was in discussions with other locations at the same time.

September 14, 2020

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CBP seizes $15.9M worth of meth in South Texas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized almost 800 pounds of methamphetamine in two incidents last week.

The first bust occurred Aug. 10 when officers at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, were checking a tractor-trailer carrying a load of acrylic polymers from Mexico.

August 20, 2020

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US border officers find pot, not furniture, in Canadian truck

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered more than a half-ton of marijuana during an inspection of a Canadian truck at the U.S. border at the Blue Water Bridge in Michigan on Monday. The pot — manifested as office furniture — was destined for locations in Michigan, CBP said.

The drugs were packed into cardboard boxes loaded onto wooden pallets. Officials did not estimate the value of the marijuana, but estimates from recent border seizures and open-source drug price indexes suggest it likely exceeded $1 million.

August 20, 2020

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Largest Cargo Ship Ever to Dock in Eastern US Headed to NJ

The container ship is longer than four New York City blocks.

The largest container ship ever to call on a U.S. east coast port was headed to New Jersey on Saturday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced.

The 1,200-foot (366-meter) CMA CGM Brazil will dock at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal carrying cargo that includes clothing, pharmaceuticals, furniture, toys, holiday decorations and food, the authority said in a news release.

September 12, 2020

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Freight consolidator Shipco sweeps away LCL ‘touch points’

Paper documents still dominate much of the labor-intensive less-than-containerload (LCL) pickup and delivery process at U.S. container freight stations (CFSes), but the coronavirus pandemic and state government social distancing measures to prevent its spread are hastening the drive to create a totally paperless and contactless environment.

August 20, 2020

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US, China reciprocate on more airline access

Shippers will have eight additional flights per week with coveted cargo space on the busy China-U.S. route after the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday permitted four Chinese carriers to double the number of round-trip flights they operate. 

August 20, 2020