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Eric Watkins

Americas Correspondent

San Pedro

Eric Watkins is the Americas Correspondent for Lloyd’s List, covering container traffic in the Western Hemisphere. Based in Los Angeles, California, Eric covers the major container ports along the Pacific Coast and is familiar with the region’s transport system, including maritime, railroad and trucking.

Eric brings a global perspective to his work, having worked as a foreign correspondent in the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, Africa and Europe. Now living on a bluff overlooking San Pedro Bay, Eric is well positioned to report on the global traffic that plies the seas to and from the Pacific gateways of North and South America.

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US says Iranian forces boarded tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

The alleged Iranian action follows a report that the government of Pakistan last week seized an Iranian oil tanker in the port of Qasim at the request of the US

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Walmart in 2018 opened a $135m distribution centre in Mobile — a facility that represents around 50,000 teu of imports per year

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CMA CGM launches relief campaign for Lebanon

CMA CGM has offered the Lebanese and French governments logistics and maritime assistance to respond to the emergency

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Shipowner questioned in Cyprus about Beirut port blast

Lebanon’s state news agency says 16 people have been taken into custody as part of an investigation announced by the government in the wake of the port blast

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Baseball team’s lawsuit aims to ‘dismantle the port of Oakland’

A broad coalition of members of Oakland’s maritime community claim the proposed ballpark and housing development is incompatible with a working waterfront and would adversely affect industry

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