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Strike could close biggest U.S. ports in ten days

The negotiations about a new wage agreement for thousands of port workers along the entire American East Coast have collapsed. Now a strike threatens to shut down the United States' biggest ports, handling more than half of the United States' container volume, starting December 29th. 

The long term negotiations about a new six-year wage agreement for port workers in the 14 biggest ports on the American East Coast have collapsed, according to a statement by the shipowners and terminal operators in the International Maritime Alliance, released Tuesday night, Danish time.

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