Longshoreman

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Longshoreman

A person who loads and unloads cargo from ships. Because these jobs are often both temporary and dangerous, longshoremen in the United States are entitled to coverage under the Longshore Act. A longshoreman is also called a docker or a stevedore.
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Since 1998, costs have fallen by 44 per cent in real terms as a result of the stevedores becoming more efficient.
Increased reliability and excellent after sales care, combined with the new truck configuration has benefitted Solent Stevedores and its blue chip client.
Chapters 1 to 3 begin with two petitions, one in 1834 with stevedores and carpenters vying for a mutual aid society, and another for the unionization of longshoremen in 1845.
The 599th Trans Group and the ROKA Port Operations Group worked in a combined environment to execute the efficient use of stevedores, equipment, port facilities, coastal shipping and other assets to ensure throughput of cargo, said Which Wilson, 599th Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations.
It's enough to make you nostalgic for those gnarly union stevedores in ``On the Waterfront,'' the ones who hung up rats on hooks and took away Marlon Brando's chance to be a contend-ah.
Services: Ceres Terminals Incorporated is one of the largest stevedores and marine terminal operators in North America.
When the containers are stacked seven or eight levels high, stevedores don't want to go on top, said Roenbeck.
The 369th was sent to France shortly after Christmas 1917 to serve as stevedores and laborers.
Violence flared in the Caribbean port of Limon when riot police clashed with some 300 former stevedores who were demanding payment of C775 million (US$2.
Run by Patrick stevedores, East Swanston is one of several docks around Australia that have been blockaded by picketing port workers since Patrick announced two weeks ago its entire 1,400-strong unionized workforce was sacked and would be replaced by 400 nonunionized staff.
Operated by Ter Haak Group's United Stevedores Amsterdam (USA) subsidiary, the Amerikahaven terminal is currently utilizing Tideworks' Genoa Breakbulk Management System([R]), which was implemented in 2002.
has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase Honolulu-based Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.