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Melting ice allows more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade to transit Arctic routes.
ICEBREAKERS: A 2010 study identified the US need for three heavy and three medium vessels.

Trump Budget Includes Funding Request for New Heavy Polar Icebreaker

The Department of Homeland Security’s fiscal year 2019 proposed budget requests that Congress appropriate $750 million to continue efforts to award a contract for detail design and construction to maintain scheduled delivery of a new heavy polar icebreaker in 2023. That part of an overall $11.6 billion request for the US Coast Guard. The funding request for the icebreaker provides design, … Read More

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BREAKING NEWS—Ross to President: Hit All Steel and Aluminum Imports With Tariffs, Quotas

Commerce Reports Offer Alternative Remedies, But All Would Cover Imports From All Countries

United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today released reports on the department’s investigations into the impact on US national security from imports of steel and aluminum products from around the world. The reports recommended that President Donald Trump impose new tariffs on all steel and aluminum imports. The president is now considering these recommendations… Read More

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AMAZON LETS IT BE KNOWN WHAT IT IS LOOKING FOR

Speaking of e-commerce, a little outfit called Amazon has been known to dabble in that. They’ve also been known to drive city officials and economic development folk near-out of their minds when they announce they’re looking for a new location for a second headquarters. Of course, that’s what Amazon revealed a while ago and in… Read More

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Amazon is looking for a second HQ to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
DESPERATELY SEEKING AMAZON: Cities are clamoring for that logo on a large building.
Steve Lowery 12:01 AM  2/16/2018

WANTED: COOL CITIES, SMART PEOPLE

Speaking of e-commerce, a little outfit called Amazon has been known to dabble in that. They’ve also been known to drive city officials and economic development folk near-out of their minds when they announce they’re looking for a new location for a second headquarters. Of course, that’s what Amazon revealed a while ago and in the interim all manner of civic boosters has attempted to lure the giant whose current headquarters in Seattle is 8.1 million square feet, constituting nearly 20 … Read More

Using UAVs to deliver shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
NORTHERN EXPOSURE: AeroVironment Puma AE unmanned aircraft is used at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (Credit: AeroVironment)
Steve Lowery 12:49 AM  2/15/2018

EV MONEY

Now, clearly, no one at Global Trade magazine would ever suggest that Paul MacCready was anything but awesome; equal parts John Wayne and Wright Brothers with a dollop of Jules Verne thrown in for innovative flavor. We can get into the exact nature of his brilliance later, but the point we need to make right now is that if a company created by Paul MacCready, a company that, among other things, makes flying machines that seem as much sci-fi as … Read More

Global Logistics

Melting ice allows more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade to transit Arctic routes.
ICEBREAKERS: A 2010 study identified the US need for three heavy and three medium vessels.

The Department of Homeland Security’s fiscal year 2019 proposed budget requests that Congress appropriate $750 million to continue efforts to award a contract for detail design and construction to maintain scheduled delivery of a new heavy polar icebreaker in 2023. That part of an overall $11.6 billion request for the US Coast Guard. The funding request for the icebreaker provides design, … Read More

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State provides incentives to generate more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
GLOBAL ALABAMA: Its seven most highly subsidized companies have headquarters outside the US.

Toyota/Mazda $1.6-Billion Investment in Alabama: Four Takeaways

Joseph Parilla and Sifan Liu 12:27 AM  2/9/2018

Amazon is not the only global company making major investment decisions. In January, Toyota and Mazda announced a joint $1.6-billion investment in a new automotive production facility in Huntsville, Alabama. In exchange for the investment, which could create up to 4,000 jobs, the two Japanese auto giants will receive what is expected to be between $800 million and $900 million … Read More

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Texas ports are handling more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
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Texports

GT Staff 12:12 AM  2/14/2018

As the Nation’s top-exporting state for the past 14 consecutive years, it’s impossible to deny the importance of Texas logistics to the global economy. In fact, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in 2015 alone Texas ports facilitated almost $650 billion dollars in trade, both directly and indirectly supported almost 1.6 million jobs, and contributed $224.3 billion dollars to the … Read More

Education

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

Software

Using UAVs to deliver shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
NORTHERN EXPOSURE: AeroVironment Puma AE unmanned aircraft is used at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (Credit: AeroVironment)

EV MONEY

Steve Lowery 12:49 AM  2/15/2018

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