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Expansion will allow port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MAKING IT OFFICIAL: Gulftainer and Delaware sign Port of Wilmington concession agreement.

Gulftainer agreement to operate and expand Port of Wilmington, Delaware

Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned independent port operator and logistics company based in the United Arab Emirates, finalized a 50-year concession agreement with the state of Delaware to operate and develop the Port of Wilmington, significantly expanding the company’s global footprint and reach. The agreement, signed by Gulftainer’s subsidiary GT USA, will see an expected investment of up to $600 million … Read More

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Advantages to businesses on both sides of the border go beyond trade agreement’s cost savings

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States promote shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
INTERNATIONAL AUTOMAKERS: Alabama has seen a continued influx of manufacturing investment from that sector.
GT Staff 12:02 AM  8/10/2018

Best states for manufacturing

What makes a great state for manufacturing? It takes a combination of factors, like an existing industrial base, the availability of talent, investment incentives, and favorable tax and regulatory environments. Here are Global Trade’s choices for the states that have the best combinations of all of these. Alabama. The state has seen a continued influx of manufacturing investment—much of it from the international auto industry—and it’s not hard to understand why. Alabama ranks fifth in the nation in auto production, with … Read More

Trade finance facilitate shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
BLOCKCHAIN: The technology may allow banks to approach financing and risk management more flexibly.
Peter Buxbaum 12:16 AM  8/3/2018

Banking: Seven questions to ask a prospective banker about their global capabilities

The global trade landscape is riskier now than it was a few years ago. Gone are the days before the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 when liquidity flooded the market and everyone thought we were headed to a low-risk, seamless global framework. Subsequent developments—from the Brexit vote to the inauguration of Donald Trump—have increased risks for international traders, including US exporters and the financial institutions that serve them. Enhanced regulatory scrutiny has also increased the cost of capital, making trade … Read More

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Expansion will allow port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MAKING IT OFFICIAL: Gulftainer and Delaware sign Port of Wilmington concession agreement.

Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned independent port operator and logistics company based in the United Arab Emirates, finalized a 50-year concession agreement with the state of Delaware to operate and develop the Port of Wilmington, significantly expanding the company’s global footprint and reach. The agreement, signed by Gulftainer’s subsidiary GT USA, will see an expected investment of up to $600 million … Read More

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States promote shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
INTERNATIONAL AUTOMAKERS: Alabama has seen a continued influx of manufacturing investment from that sector.

Best states for manufacturing

GT Staff 12:02 AM  8/10/2018

What makes a great state for manufacturing? It takes a combination of factors, like an existing industrial base, the availability of talent, investment incentives, and favorable tax and regulatory environments. Here are Global Trade’s choices for the states that have the best combinations of all of these. Alabama. The state has seen a continued influx of manufacturing investment—much of it from … Read More

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A successful heavy-goods e-commerce program is wholly dependent on successful logistics execution.

E-commerce retail disruption seems to come in waves. In the last decade, we’ve seen the transformation of the retail industry for books, electronics, apparel, music, tickets, and travel. E-commerce disrupts more than just retail, though. It’s a logistics story, too. Savvy third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are eyeing the horizon, poised to catch the next wave. It’s one with enormous implications for … Read More

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MBA programs offer concentrations in managing shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MBA GRADUATES: Those in logistics management are well-positioned to secure supply-chain jobs.
GT Staff 12:29 AM  6/11/2018

Logistics and Supply Chain MBA Programs

A growing number of universities in the United States are offering Masters in Business Administration programs—many of them online—with concentrations in logistics management and other related fields—such as supply-chain management, process reengineering, information technology, strategic planning, and shipping. And for good reason: market demand for supply chain and logistics professionals is growing and so are salaries in the field. Logistics in the U.S. is a $1.3 trillion industry and growing. MBAs in logistics management are well-positioned to secure jobs as … Read More

Academic programs enhance skills in the management of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
WRITING ON THE WALL: It’s proven that advanced degrees enrich logistics professionals in multiple ways.
Peter Buxbaum 12:31 AM  3/26/2018

SUCCESS SECRETS

Market demand for supply chain and logistics professionals is growing and so are salaries in the field. Studies show that businesses are filling 270,000 logistics jobs a year and that employment in the field will have increased 22 percent between 2012 and 2022. If you’ve got an undergraduate degree, earning a master’s may be the best bet to a higher salary. The Institute for Supply Management says a supply chain professional with a master’s degree earns 25 percent more than one … Read More

Education programs for executives in companies with shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
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Todd Mathews 12:04 AM  9/28/2017

USD OFFERS M.B.A. WITH OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION

The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business now offers an online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with Operations and Supply Chain Management specialization. Enrollees “benefit from in-depth study of supply chain management, lean management, quality control and other topics relevant in today’s rapidly evolving global market,” according to Beacom School of Business officials. In addition to the core M.B.A. courses that prepare students for leadership in any business role, those on the Operations and Supply Chain Management tract can … Read More

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