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Expansion will allow port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
JEDDAH PORT: It's pivotal in facilitating the movement of goods between east and west, and in boosting Saudi exports.

DP World’s Vision For Jeddah

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, unveiled plans to develop Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah port in support of the Saudi Vision 2030 recently launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. Bin Sulayem was speaking at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh. He outlined the significance of Jeddah Port as a gateway port for the Saudi … Read More

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Decertification of the Iran Deal

Will the EU Enact Blocking Regulations?

Might the European Union enact regulations to thwart US efforts to re-apply nuclear-related trade sanctions against Iran? That’s the subject explored in a new commentary from Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. There is a history of the EU adopting such policies. In the 1990s, the EU enacted rules that prohibited EU firms from… Read More

Three Ways to Reduce a Trade Deficit

Most Effective Tools Impact How Much US Citizens, Businesses, and Governments Save

President Trump hates the US trade deficit, and he has made eliminating or reducing large bilateral trade deficits the centerpiece of his trade policies. He thinks that deficits mean the United States is “losing” in global markets because it is buying more goods and services from overseas than it is selling to foreign markets. This… Read More

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BOX IN A BOX IN A BOX: Parcels are available for pickup 24/7 from lockers at Bluedistrib relays. (Image: Bolloré Logistics USA)
GT Staff 12:33 AM  11/14/2017

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Going to a box to open a box to retrieve a box holding an Xbox? That’s what played out at one minute past midnight on Nov. 7 in the Greater Paris area, where Cdiscount customers became the first gamers in France to get their hands on Microsoft’s Xbox One X consoles. How? Through the coordinated efforts of the Redmond, Washington-based multinational technology company, the French ecommerce website and Bolloré Logistics’ offices on both continents. Those who preordered the latest Xbox … Read More

JUST DESSERTS: ProSweets Cologne is the world’s largest trade convention for the sweets and snacks industry. (Image: Koelnmesse GmbH)
GT Staff 12:31 AM  11/13/2017

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Jan. 8-9: Precision Farming Dealer Summit Organized by Precision Farming Dealer, “the dealer’s source for precision farming technologies and their applications,” the conference includes topics ranging from “Logistical Evolutions & Operational Expectations for Bringing Autonomy to Agriculture” to “The Straight Truth About Precision Farming Business Growth. Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky; precisionfarmingdealer.com Jan. 10-11: Import Transactions Seminars Emerging and Frontier Markets Association, in partnership with the Association for Trade Compliance, offers Imports 101 and Imports 102 seminars on import regulations. Part one, which is held the … Read More

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Expansion will allow port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
JEDDAH PORT: It's pivotal in facilitating the movement of goods between east and west, and in boosting Saudi exports.

DP World’s Vision For Jeddah

GT Staff 12:05 AM  11/19/2017

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, unveiled plans to develop Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah port in support of the Saudi Vision 2030 recently launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. Bin Sulayem was speaking at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh. He outlined the significance of Jeddah Port as a gateway port for the Saudi … Read More

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Expansion will allow port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
THE CORPUS CHRISTI SHIP CHANNEL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: Allows safe passage of deep draft vessels.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert 12:02 AM  9/27/2017

The Port of Corpus Christi–already the No. 1 exporter of U.S. crude oil in the nation–is about to embark on a channel improvement project that will further boost the resurgence of the American energy sector. The Port of Corpus Christi Authority Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in September executed a project partnership agreement for the deepening and widening … Read More

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Expansion will allow port to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.
THE CORPUS CHRISTI SHIP CHANNEL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: Allows safe passage of deep draft vessels.

TEXAS ELITE CITIES FOR BUSINESS

Katie Kuehner-Hebert 12:02 AM  9/27/2017

The Port of Corpus Christi–already the No. 1 exporter of U.S. crude oil in the nation–is about to embark on a channel improvement project that will further boost the resurgence of the American energy sector. The Port of Corpus Christi Authority Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in September executed a project partnership agreement for the deepening and widening … 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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