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New NAFTA would govern North American shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
POLICY BY TWEET: President Trump struck his usual statesmanlike pose on Twitter last week.

NAFTA Negotiations Restart Today

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States are gathering in Montreal beginning today to try to negotiate a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The negotiations are proceeding on a tighter timetable, with a goal to complete them before Mexico’s presidential election this summer. According to The New York Times, Mexico and Canada are expected to offer counterproposals to the … Read More

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NAFTA Negotiations Restart Today

Mexico, Canada Expected to Offer Counterproposals US Demands

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States are gathering in Montreal beginning today to try to negotiate a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The negotiations are proceeding on a tighter timetable, with a goal to complete them before Mexico’s presidential election this summer. According to The New York Times, Mexico and Canada are… Read More

US: Evidence That China Colluded With North Korea to Evade Sanctions

WSJ Identified Ships Involved in Illegal Coal Exports

Satellite photographs show six Chinese cargo ships engaging in trade with North Korea that is banned under UN sanctions, The Wall Street Journal has reported. United States officials claim the ships would turn off their tracking devices before entering North Korean ports to load cargo and turn them back on when en route to destinations… Read More

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Managing ocean ports that handle shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
CARGO CO-OP: Manuel Marcial, an APM Terminals supervisor in Callao, is rolling with ongoing modernization. (Image: APM Terminals)
Paul Gonzalez-Morgan 12:19 AM  1/18/2018

PUTTING THE “T” IN TEAMWORK

Javier Lancha began his career in the port sector as the finance director with the APM Terminal in Algeciras in the south of Spain. “As this was my first position in the port sector, joining Algeciras represented a very important professional challenge, the starting point of my training in the business,” Lancha recalled. “And what better start than working in the hub of the Mediterranean region, the most important terminal in Spain, and a strategic point in a complex and challenging environment.” He … Read More

Haley Garner 12:32 AM  1/17/2018

2017 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS RECAP

INNOVATION Innovation has gone from something reserved for start-ups to a must-have for supply chains looking to adjust to digitalization and disruption. A perfect storm of huge technological advancement coupled with changing consumer habits means that all organizations within the industry will need to adapt in 2018. The following is based on data from 2017 research and reports by eft (eye for transport), a global leader in business intelligence, and the 2018 Third Party Logistics Study. Are supply chains succeeding at innovation? We asked … Read More

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The South China Sea is an important route for shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
USS HOPPER: The US Navy’s guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, according to China. (Image: US Navy)

China: US Violated Sovereignty in South China Sea

Peter Buxbaum 12:34 AM  1/23/2018

China has accused the United States of violating its sovereignty after a US missile destroyer sailed near Huangyan Island, also known as Scarborough Shoal, on January 17, in the South China Sea. The USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical miles of the shoal, according to a report on Voice of America. A statement from China’s Defense Ministry said in a Chinese frigate … Read More

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Mexico's excellent transportation infrastructure expedites shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
MADE IN MEXICO: A worker in Chignahuapan, Puebla, Mexico, prepares a hand-made glass Christmas ornament.

Global Logistics Planning Guide: POLITICAL FUTBOL

Ambrose Conroy 12:02 AM  12/7/2017

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect in 1994, Mexico’s low labor costs have made it a prime location for U.S. companies to base their manufacturing. Initially, there was a correlation between low quality and the low costs of goods made in Mexico. However, over time costs have remained only a fraction of the costs of manufacturing in … Read More

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Conveyor system makes more efficient plant that produces cement shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
PIPE CONVEYOR TECHNOLOGY: BEUMER Group supplied and installed single-source solution.

Saving Energy Across The Board

Peter Buxbaum 12:22 AM  1/23/2018

The manufacture of cement is energy-intensive and to cement manufacturers energy efficiency is very important. In order to ensure an economical and sustainable operation, the Denizli Çimento Sanayii plant of the Turkish cement manufacturer OYAK Group opted for alternative fuels and raw materials to ignite the preheater, the calciner and the main burner. Denizli Çimento, located in West Anatolia on the … Read More

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Education programs for executives in companies with shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
THE FIRST COHORT OF STUDENTS SURROUNDS SIR JAMES DYSON (Image: Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology)
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

Technology is important to managing shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
EDUCATION IS CRITICAL TO MANAGING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS: Supply-chain managers must be encouraged to stay current with the latest global disruptions.
Michael Womack 1:40 AM  8/21/2017

The Modern Supply Chain: Education & Training

The modern supply chain is a complex weave of new technology and legacy systems all working toward the same goal, to keep products moving. New technology and the rapid rate of adoption is leaving many in the supply-chain industry wondering how they can keep up. Furthermore, as the industry continues to struggle with finding new talent to bolster its workforce, businesses are often left understaffed while managing a more complex supply network. With all these disruptions the industry faces today, an … Read More

Game teaches students about shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
STUDENTS ARE DIVIDED INTO TEAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE GAME: Each team functions as individual countries to compete in manufacturing and selling products to a trader.
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

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