global trade daily

CRUSHED:  The agreement  ending the West Coast ports slowdown came too late for a lot of citrus and the people who grow them.

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What We Learned This Week

That just because the beer-battered, Lucky Charms-encrusted shrimp is All-You-Can-Eat, doesn’t mean you should, and … SOMETIMES SOLVING A PROBLEM, DOESN’T … While there was much joy at the news of a resolution of the  disastrous conflict between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association which slowed West Coast ports to… Read More

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UNDER CONTROL
Africa’s Ebola outbreak has been mostly contained with no overwhelming impact for businesses there, such as JustNeem.
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global logistics

AT LONG LAST: The Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore and Warehouse Union have agreed to terms for a renewed contract, after more than six months of negotiations, slowdowns and a shutdown over last weekend’s extended President’s Day weekend.

After nine months of heated labor-contract negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)

site selection

HEAVY METAL To help grow its exports, B&G Machine, Inc. has been helped
by Washington’s Small Business Administration State Trade &
Export Promotion program to attend international trade shows.

LOOKING FOR A WEST-COAST BASE OF OPERATIONS? THESE STATES HAVE MUCH TO OFFER!
Western U.S. states offer assorted successful programs to aid exporters,

BOUND FOR EXPORT
A specialized railcar loads product at Thiele Kaolin Co.’s headquarters plant in Middle Georgia for transport to the Port of Savannah for export.
SEE FOR YOURSHELF
Experts say to look for great logistics infrastructure and tax environments when shopping for the location of your distribution center.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: In June, Mercedes Benz's New Jersey-based employees will begin relocating to Georgia, where the automaker's new headquarters is expected to create as many as 800 new jobs.
SWEET! Krispy Kreme will open 15 new franchise locations in the greater St. Petersburg area over the next five years.
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banking

Executive Commentary 
Jon Richman

EXPLORING THE GROWING POPULARITY OF FINANCIAL SUPPLY CHAIN PROGRAMS
Since their introduction a mere 15 years ago, Financial Supply Chain (FSC) programs have matured from being a

ARE YOUR EXPORTS READY TO TAKE OFF? 
Half of Air Tractor’s exports are insured by the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which has helped the company increase its overseas sales.

HOW AIR TRACTOR AND OTHER COMPANIES ARE WORKING WITH THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
When Trilithic, Inc., an Indianapolis manufacturer of test and measurement equipment,

BREAKING OUT! China overtook the U.S. in 2014 as the largest recipient of global foreign direct investment.

For almost too many years to count, the U.S. has been the world’s leading magnet for foreign direct investment (FDI), serving as its primary hive of

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education

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OVER THE HILL Milan’s Duomo Cathedral is more than 600 years old and marks the center of the city.
FIND YOUR CAREER PEAK Students of the University of Denver’s Intermodal Transportation Institute can bring immediate value to their employers—who often sponsor their schooling—through integrated student projects.
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software

HIT THE RIGHT CORD
Cloud-based ERP systems allow companies to add functionality to meet specific needs.

ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SOFTWARE IS GETTING MORE EFFICIENT AS IT MOVES TO THE CLOUD
If you have postponed implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, waiting for costs

STAY CONNECTED: Advances in cloud technology can connect all the steps in exporting, including trade regulation.

THE LATEST ADVANCES IN LOGISTICS SOFTWARE PLATFORMS
Logistics software platforms, used widely for domestic shipments, are now catching on in the export market and are including other

software dev

Austin, TX – Global software application developer SoftServe Inc. has acquired UGE UkrGermanEnterprise GmbH, a German company specializing in high quality individual software development, business software



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