Saturday, March 3, 2007

American Stevedoring Gets a Reprieve

The city's plan to close down the docks in Red Hook - where hundreds of workers unload cargo from international ships - by the end of the month were halted last Thursday, says the Daily News. "This is a great victory for the Red Hook Port. The clock has stopped," said Matt Yates, spokesman for shipping company American Stevedoring International.

The Brooklyn Eagle reported that Congressman Jerrold Nadler called the Bloomberg Administration “myopic and shortsighted” at the City Council hearing that discussed the future of South Brooklyn’s waterfront. Nadler cited the growth of the region’s container shipping traffic, which has increased 60 percent since 2000. Go to story.

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