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STEVEDORE. A person employed in loading and unloading vessels. Dunl. Adm. Pr. 98. Vide Arrameurs; Sac

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Easton said the coverage of the CAISI Repeater Modules allows stevedores to transmit data from handheld scanners to the Worldwide Port System database from nearly everywhere throughout the 50-plus acres of the port, except from inside the holds of vessels, which is why the handheld scanners can do both batch and real-time downloading of cargo data.
Finnish stevedores and port operators reportedly accepted a settlement proposal late on Tuesday (19 April).
Half of the 11,000 port workers, including 6,000 stevedores, are expected to lose their jobs.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-18 April 2005-UPDATE: Finnish stevedores' strike ends - report(C)1994-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD
Other key players include the port of Beaumont, Military Sealift Command, Department of Agriculture, Port Support Activity and stevedores.
Despite the three duties set forth in Scindia Steam Navigation Co., the vessel owner may nevertheless owe a duty to stevedores if it maintains involvement in cargo operations, participates or exercises control of cargo operations, or undertakes repairs which fail to remedy a dangerous condition.
Industrial action by Finnish stevedores has reportedly shut down the Finnish ports of Kotka, Hamina, Rauma and Helsinki.
Even greater efficiency is gained because stevedores can operate four lanes of traffic simultaneously, said Wright.
The work stoppage started early on Thursday morning (14 April), involving some 1,100 stevedores, reported the Finnish news agency STT.