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Infrastructure spending can speed shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Mayors See Infrastructure Investment as Key to Future

While United States metropolitan areas are economically strong with more than 300 metros experiencing job growth in 2016 and accounting for 95 percent of all the US job gains last year, growth continues to remain uneven, with nearly one-third of metro cities (121) still not having recovered their lost jobs from the Great Recession, according to a report released today … Read More

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NAFTA 2.0 and the Art of the Deal

Should We Stay or Should We Leave International Trade Pact?

During the‭ ‬2016‭ ‬campaign,‭ ‬Donald Trump repeatedly and harshly criticized the‭ ‬23-year old North American Free Trade Agreement‭ (‬NAFTA‭)‬.‭ ‬Last month,‭ ‬the Washington Post reported that President Trump was set to announce withdrawal from the agreement.‭ ‬Members of Congress,‭ ‬his own cabinet officers,‭ ‬and leaders from agriculture and business urged him not to do so.‭… Read More

Trump Administration Announces Intent to Renegotiate NAFTA

Negotiations on International Trade Pact to Begin No Earlier Than August 16

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress yesterday that President Donald Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In the letter to Congress, Lighthizer expresses the Trump administration’s commitment to concluding the negotiations with timely and substantive results for US consumers, businesses, farmers, ranchers, and workers. He said the US… Read More

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Neil Cotiaux 10:26 AM  5/4/2017

HOT OVERSEAS POTATO

By successfully introducing Brits to an “exotic” product and assuring the quality and reliability of its supply chain, Scott Farms’ sweet potatoes are now on firm ground in Europe. A staple in the diet of Native Americans even before Columbus arrived, the sweet potato had long been viewed as a quirky vegetable served mostly during the holidays. And across the pond in Europe, anything other than a white potato was unheard of. But things have changed for the lowly spud, which is … Read More

Craig Guillot 2:18 PM  4/28/2017

AMERICA’S MANUFACTURING RENAISSANCE

American manufacturing is in the midst of a renaissance. While the sector has been riding a wave of automation, increased efficiencies and changing macroeconomic forces, manufactures say the Trump administration could help fuel further growth with a reduction in regulations and new tax incentives. Economic development commissions (EDCs) across the country say manufacturing is thriving with new expansions and investments being driven by local tax incentives, access to quality talent, and a value proposition making it increasingly cost-effective to produce products … Read More

Global Logistics

Improvements allow Haifa port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

WATCH: Haifa Port Ocean Carrier Record Broken

GT Staff 4:00 AM  5/24/2017

A new record for the biggest container ship ever to dock in Israel was set after the MSC Cristina sailed into Haifa Port earlier this month. Haifa Port, Israel’s largest, saw the 13,259-TEU vessel dock at its recently-upgraded Carmel Terminal. The ship serves Maersk and MSC’s 2M Alliance weekly service that links the ports of South Korea, China, and Singapore to … Read More

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Expansion will allow Americold to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Site Selection: Americold Purchases Additional San Antonio Facility

GT Staff 2:02 AM  5/17/2017

Americold has announced that it has purchased a temperature-controlled storage facility in San Antonio, Texas, adding another state-of-the-art food distribution center to its growing network. The building is operated as a food distribution center and currently is under a long-term lease to a retail client. Americold is a global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry. “Americold is very … Read More

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Ways to reduce duties on shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Apparel and textile importers ought to expect a thank-you card from the United States government. That’s because they pay 42 percent of all import customs duties collected by Customs and Border Protection. Twenty-one percent of all US importers trade in textiles and apparel, not necessarily exclusively, and pay the highest average rate of duty, at 16 percent, versus an average of … Read More

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Game teaches students about shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
GT Staff 2:31 AM  3/15/2017

WATCH: Gaming International Trade

When teaching the course International Economics at the NYU Florence campus, Professor Giampiero Gallo organizes a modified version of the International Trade Game. Students are divided into teams – functioning as individual countries – and compete to manufacture and sell products to a trader at posted prices, which can vary with supply and demand. Students soon understand that they need to make decisions on the group’s strategies and to negotiate with other groups regarding the use of technology, buying raw materials, … Read More

Bob Andelman 3:13 PM  2/14/2017

PLUGGED INTO LOGISTICS

In so many ways, Miki Minagawa is the poster child for an online supply chain management degree. That’s because, for starters, she is the Direct-to-Consumer director at Nike Japan. In Tokyo. And with what global, accredited school is she enrolled to earn a master’s in supply-chain management? Portland State University in Oregon, USA. Minagawa had already worked in supply chain for two decades—split between the United States and Japan—when she decided to expand and formalize her knowledge. In her role, she is … Read More

Bob Andelman 11:45 AM  12/6/2016

12 REASONS TO MASTER SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT

What are the reasons to continue your education in supply-chain management? If you’re the chief executive, what reasons might you have to support employees interested in returning to school? Employees need to know how squeezing night and weekend classes into an already busy work/life schedule will be advantageous to the bottom line upon the completion of a degree in supply-chain management (SCM). We talked to executives, educators and recent graduates to learn these 12 reasons to master supply-chain management. KEY DIFFERENTIATOR Supply chain “is … Read More

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