January 9 – 11
NORTHWEST FOOD & BEVERAGE WORLD 2017
This event incorporates leading-edge educational sessions with the largest regional trade show in the industry, attracting industry decision-makers
INDIAN BANK NOTES
Currency, of course, is the oxygen of any financial ecosystem. And there again India’s rapid development and growth have the country gagging, especially
We’ve written lots of stories about how growth in a particular industry will many times fuel improvements in the methods that industry uses to ship itsSteve Lowery 12:01 PM 12/19/2016
When it comes to software designed to streamline supply chains, there’s old global trade management, and then there’s the new.
The old school global trade management (GTM)
It’s been said that New York City is America’s business capital, but now that President-elect Trump is heading to the White House, look for that monikerDrew Lawler 11:05 AM 12/8/2016
Some people who have worked hard their entire life retreat to the golf course or get themselves a little beach cottage and park themselves on theDrew Lawler 10:11 AM 12/8/2016
With the new year fast approaching and bringing with it the Trump era, global traders have much to consider while preparing for changes in 2017 andPatrick Dooley 3:54 PM 12/7/2016
Are you thinking about operating your own warehouse? If you’re new to exporting that’s probably not the best idea. But keep that thought in mind forPeter Buxbaum 3:41 PM 12/7/2016
When it comes to carriers, the drayage industry tends to run a little differently. The majority of drayage carriers are actually contracted owner/operators rather than employees.Ryan Dromgoole 3:27 PM 12/7/2016
In mid-September, Schneider National announced that it had obtained the green light for streamlined Customs clearance for select commodities moving to Mexico at Kansas City SouthernIan Putzger 3:21 PM 12/7/2016
It was the classic shipper’s nightmare of an overseas shipment gone wrong. Albert Saphir, president of logistics consulting and training firm ABS Consulting, recalls the caseIan Putzger 2:35 PM 12/7/2016
Here’s one way to get your 3PL to provide a service you need: Ask.
Third-party logistics providers will tell you that the development of many of their
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
It’s a great time to be an exporter. The recent American Express Grow Global Survey found that 80 percent of U.S. businesses with $250,000 to $1Elaine Pofeldt 11:20 AM 12/6/2016
To understand what goes into making Combustion Associates Inc. the “poster child” for small companies that export in a big way, how they went from outsiderSteve Lowery 10:34 AM 12/6/2016
When wealthy Dutch burghers sat down to sumptuous feasts, they took great pride in the sophisticated and lavish decorations that appointed their dining rooms. They wereGT Staff 10:37 AM 10/19/2016
APL Logistics Ltd. announced in August the setup of APL Logistics Oman, a new joint venture company with Arab Global Logistics LLC in Oman. The newGT Staff 1:03 PM 10/10/2016
Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit in New York City, had to take currency fluctuations into account when striking a deal with an Australian firm to licenseElaine Pofeldt 12:26 PM 10/10/2016
Air cargo is the obvious transportation option if you need to get something somewhere fast. If you have a shipment that needs to be in EuropeGT Staff 11:40 AM 9/29/2016
Albert Saphir, principal of ABS Consulting, was contacted not long ago to help with an international sourcing effort that could serve as an illustration on howIan Putzger 11:32 AM 9/29/2016
Over the years, we here at Global Trade have gone out of our way to remind small, or smaller, business owners who believe the global marketplaceSteve Lowery 3:51 PM 9/27/2016
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Population: 559,121 | Unemployment: 6.4 percent | Population Growth Since 2000: 448,607 to 559,121
City business officials say they are going to push to turn
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Population: 827,097 | Unemployment: 4.5 percent | Project: Tryon Place, Stonewall Corridor
It’s hard to keep up with what’s going up in Charlotte, both in
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Population: 132,609 | Unemployment: 4.9 percent | Top University: College of Charleston
Little more than two years ago, the Milken Institute ranked the Charleston region
Population: 198,645 | Unemployment: 2.8 percent | Key Infrastructure: BNSF Railway Complex
Besides a busy freight train complex—BNSF alone serves more than 100 trains a day—andSteve Lowery 12:54 PM 9/27/2016
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Population: 88,512 | Unemployment: 4.1 percent | Fortune 500 Companies: 0
From 1960 to well into the ’90s, Asheville’s population hovered around 60,000 but grew
BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Population: 258,071 | Unemployment: 4.5 percent | Closest Port: Port of Buffalo
Though Buffalo shipped a respectable amount of exports last year ($4.8 billion),
Population: 463,878 | Unemployment: 5.3 percent | Median Home Price: $200,900
Atlanta has reasserted itself as a destination for professionals—its population grew 10 percent in
Population: 212,461 | Unemployment: 6.0 percent | Population Growth Since 2010: 0.1 percent
The former steel center of the South was forced to remodel its economic
ALBANY, NEW YORK
Population: 98,469 | Unemployment: 3.9 percent | Leading Industries: Healthcare, Technology
Albany’s Tech Valley has become something of a magnet for top talent. Started in
Population: 931,830 | Unemployment: 2.9 percent | Sales Tax: 8.25 percent
The energy and independent spirit that first brought Austin to national prominence for its music/film/artSteve Lowery 10:42 AM 9/27/2016
Optimizing freight in a domestic supply chain is a science that has been evolving for the past 20 years. Beyond truckload moves or your grandfather’s streamlinedGT Staff 8:00 AM 8/3/2016
The American railroad industry has a storied history, given the important role railroads played in the industrial development of the country. Exporters who ship their productsPeter Buxbaum 8:00 AM 8/3/2016
Every schoolchild knows Columbus was looking for India when he stumbled upon the Americas. But the Portuguese actually reached India by sea in the 1490s. AndKenneth Pomeranz 8:00 AM 8/2/2016
A lot of nerves were frayed in February and March last year, as cargo piled up at West Coast ports owing to the standoff between laborIan Putzger 8:00 AM 8/2/2016
Yusen Logistics says it significantly strengthened its logistics presence in Duisburg, Germany, in June by acquiring a new warehouse and expanding its storage capacity by nearlyGT Staff 8:00 AM 8/1/2016
This election, same as all previous elections, is the “most important in history.” Maybe that’s true this time. The inheritance likely awaiting either Donald Trump orPatrick Dooley 8:00 AM 8/1/2016
Many exporters get so excited about winning new business overseas that they forget about the potential risks. The hazards they overlook may include business perils likeElaine Pofeldt 8:00 AM 8/1/2016
September 13 – 15
FTR TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE 2016
Billed as “The Premier Forecasting Event of the Year,” this conference features two full days of content broken out into
A few years ago, Whirlpool Corp. made a push to get extended payment terms from its vendor base. Instead of the prevailing 60-day terms, the Michigan-basedPeter Buxbaum 11:50 AM 7/29/2016
Everything about The Beast was big—from its more than 70,000-pound heft, to a 60 tooth cutter mill capable of grinding 800 yards of stumps and wholeSteve Lowery 10:29 AM 7/29/2016
For the fourth year, we present you with 105 of America’s Leading 3PLs, a compilation of service providers in needs-based categories that we hope will guideSteve Lowery 2:17 PM 7/26/2016
You know, there are a lot of similarities between beer and ice cream. One’s a delicious treat on a hot day that can nevertheless prove harmfulSteve Lowery 2:28 PM 6/13/2016
As exporters, the readers of Global Trade are stewards of businesses that grow faster than those concerned only with the domestic market. That growth, and theSteve Lowery, Keri Forsythe-Stephens & Peter Buxbaum 10:52 AM 6/13/2016
Quick—what were the largest ships in the pre-industrial world? Not the Spanish galleons that brought New World silver across the Atlantic; and not the British menKenneth Pomeranz 2:48 PM 6/11/2016
What does it mean to be a thought leader? The term has become common corporate-speak for just about anything involving advice on how to do business,Matt Coker 10:03 AM 6/10/2016
As exporters, the readers of Global Trade are stewards of businesses that grow faster than those concerned only with the domestic market. That growth, and theGT Staff 11:25 AM 4/7/2016
The 1960s—considered the “golden age of air travel”—may be long gone, but the 25 carriers below are bringing glamour back to the international skies. Whether you’reGT Staff 4:00 PM 4/6/2016
Picking a port isn’t as simple as going to the closest option. Sure, some ports can do it all, but many specialize in certain types ofGT Staff 3:26 PM 4/6/2016
Industry events may seem to have become a form of collective memento mori for logistics professionals these days, as logistics conferences often contain at least oneIan Putzger 5:49 PM 4/5/2016
Hours after the White House signaled that President Donald Trump was considering an executive order which would withdraw the United States from the North American FreePeter Buxbaum 6:19 AM 4/27/2017
“There is no future for coal in the United States.”
So said Jim Rogers, former CEO of Duke Power, the largest electric utility in the US, at
Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, announced that Welch’s, Del Monte Foods, Inc. and other leading shippers have successfully completed 2016GT Staff 2:00 AM 4/27/2017
SEKO Logistics is keeping pace with growth in UK retailers’ online sales by investing in a further 152,000 square-foot logistics center to support its omnichannel servicesGT Staff 1:00 AM 4/27/2017
President Donald Trump may sign an executive order setting in motion a process for withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, severalPeter Buxbaum 2:09 PM 4/26/2017
The World Bank is forecasting higher prices for industrial commodities, principally energy and metals, in 2017 and next year.
The World Bank in its April Commodity Markets
President Donald Trump commented yesterday on the countervailing duties imposed on Canadian softwood lumber imports and on the controversy surrounding United States exports of certain dairyPeter Buxbaum 7:06 AM 4/26/2017
The imposition of a border adjustment tax (BAT), as proposed by some in the Trump administration and Congress, would have major impacts on international trade, employment,Peter Buxbaum 2:57 AM 4/26/2017
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted the City of St. Louis’s preliminary application for St. Louis Lambert International Airport to participate in the agency’s AirportPeter Buxbaum 2:03 AM 4/26/2017
Amazon.com has announced plans to open three additional fulfillment centers in New Jersey. The new sites in Cranbury Township, Edison, and Logan Township will create moreGT Staff 1:07 AM 4/26/2017
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced last night the preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of softwood lumber from Canada.
Commerce preliminarily determined that
What are the factors that help or hinder small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to do business internationally?
Asian Development Bank Institute presents Arancha González, Executive Director of
Expanding its refrigerated container capabilities with an eye toward reducing energy consumption, Seatrade Group N.V. has acquired more than 2,400 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE container refrigeration units,GT Staff 3:07 AM 4/25/2017
Winkel GmbH, a specialist in intelligent handling systems, has delivered five of its high-performance Fast Pick stations to a major Swedish electronics retailer.
The stations will enable
The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of grant funding to modernize the nation’s diesel fleet by retrofitting or replacing vehicles with cleaner, moreGT Staff 12:43 AM 4/25/2017
At the end of last week, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross launched an investigation on all foreign steel imports under what is known as a SectionFrank Samolis and Peter Koenig 9:05 AM 4/24/2017
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute presents a video focusing on economic interdependence. Mexico Institute Deputy Director, Chris Wilson provides an overview of the scope andGT Staff 8:38 AM 4/24/2017
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation and preliminary decisions of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations last week, by the Department ofGT Staff 3:09 AM 4/24/2017
THE Alliance made its first call to the Port of Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT) last week as part of its Northern European, AL1 (AtlanticGT Staff 2:09 AM 4/24/2017
The 2017-18 ocean shipping contract season is underway. As you evaluate your budget and ponder the best way to approach negotiations, you will want to keepSri Laxmana 1:07 AM 4/24/2017
In the ocean transportation industry, exceptions can happen and exceptions can hurt.
Whether the exception occurs on land or on the water, tight margins mean that unrecognized
Europe-based emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has announced the opening of a new office in Atlanta. The automotive expert is establishing the new control centerGT Staff 5:35 AM 4/22/2017
While signing an executive order mandating an investigation of dumped steel, President Donald Trump took a detour to bash the United States’ largest trading partner, Canada.
In the last seven years, since the publication of projections suggesting that the middle class in developing countries was about to surge, four relevant developments havePeter Buxbaum 3:04 AM 4/21/2017
Senior managers focus on increasing productivity, reducing costs, developing products, and winning customers. Export control compliance is often considered a burden.
Why is it important? Who’s responsible?
Every year, leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance values the brands of thousands of the world’s biggest companies. Brands are first evaluated to determine theirPeter Buxbaum 12:28 AM 4/21/2017
Maersk and Ericsson are partnering with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play to develop innovative ideas in transport and logistics through the support of startup companies. StartupsGT Staff 6:39 AM 4/20/2017
Western corporations that dominated global industries until quite recently are increasingly facing competition from emerging-market economies, especially China. The last decade witnessed astonishing growth in China,Caroline Freund and Dario Sidhu 3:04 AM 4/20/2017
Global trade credit insurer Coface released its quarterly economic update for country and sector risk. The main surprise of early 2017 is the rise in businessGT Staff 3:01 AM 4/20/2017
You’ve decided you want to expand your business into China. The growth opportunity seems too good to pass up, but the list of challenges can beHenry Ye 2:05 AM 4/20/2017
It’s often said that all it takes to change a person’s life – or the life of a business – is one big idea.
While it’s true
President Donald Trump signed another executive order yesterday, this one dubbed Buy American, Hire American. The policy, as described by the president, was to maximize thePeter Buxbaum 6:41 AM 4/19/2017
Last week was one of reversals for President Donald Trump. Within the space of 24 hours, he pivoted 180 degrees on four different issues.
Trump went from
President Donald J. Trump has signed a number of executive orders intending to cut through or eliminate regulatory processes to get infrastructure projects up and runningPeter Buxbaum 3:33 AM 4/19/2017
UPS has announced the addition of six stations to its Preferred full and less-than-container load (FCL and LCL) multimodal rail service between Europe and China. TheGT Staff 2:00 AM 4/19/2017
Industrial development will soon create hundreds of new jobs at the Port of Oakland. The challenge: finding enough skilled workers to fill them. That was thePeter Buxbaum 1:03 AM 4/19/2017
If your business is engaged with heavy industrial processes, then you’ll be reliant on the right equipment in order to do this successfully. The best equipmentAnna Jones 6:05 AM 4/18/2017
The WTO launched a Trade Dialogues lecture series examining the effects of trade and technology on job markets. At this event, Prof. Marc-Andreas Muendler discussed the
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see double-digit year-over-year increases for the next two months as a growing economy increases the demand forPeter Buxbaum 4:03 AM 4/18/2017
Nor-Shipping has revealed the shortlist for its Young Entrepreneur Award 2017, with the final four nominees championing innovations with the potential to transform key areas withinGT Staff 3:06 AM 4/18/2017
Andrew Mitchell, the former Secretary of State for the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) makes the conservative case for development. During Mitchell’s time as head
In response to growing traffic through the waterway, the Panama Canal announced that it will launch a state-of-the-art vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system toGT Staff 1:09 AM 4/18/2017
President Trump signed an executive order that mandates review of all US trade deals currently in place. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in lateStuart Brotman 5:03 AM 4/17/2017
The Port of Oakland has approved an $8.9 million deal to purchase solar power for the next 20 years. The port said its municipal utility willGT Staff 4:09 AM 4/17/2017
Gary Clyde Hufbauer explains that at times of high growth, a US trade deficit can actually help the economy—but when economic slowdowns occur, trade deficits can
The $2.6 trillion logistics industry is primed for digital disruption. The shift is being driven by numerous factors, including overwhelming complexity in the supply chain, understandingAdam Compain 2:04 AM 4/17/2017
While benefiting from integration between its high-performing EDI and ERP solutions, a forward-looking manufacturer wanted to further increase automation by integrating ERP with an ecommerce platform.
Chad Bown of the Peterson Institute explains why the border tax proposal in Congress could lead to unprecedented retaliation by US trading partners under World Trade
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union was the beginning of the end of an era of unified political and economic purpose among European nations thatGT Staff 2:35 AM 4/15/2017
In a new report highlighting trends in the enforcement of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Bass, Berry & Sims predicts ongoing robust prosecutions, continuedGT Staff 4:23 AM 4/14/2017
The Department of the Interior has halted US efforts to seek validation by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global anti-corruption effort to bring opennessPeter Buxbaum 2:06 AM 4/14/2017
Gary Clyde Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute says the US president’s directives to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and kill US participation in
DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced the expansion of its ecommerce order fulfillment service available for merchants in North America with theGT Staff 5:23 AM 4/13/2017
Why hasn’t Trump slapped China with the currency manipulation label? Probably because they’re not. C. Fred Bergsten of the Peterson Institute says President Trump’s proposal to
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is asking for input from American manufacturers to learn about the unnecessary burdens manufacturers face from federal permitting and regulatory requirements.
The Peterson Institute for International Economics held a conference to discuss border tax adjustment and corporate tax reforms. Jason Furman, former chair of the Council of
With a landmass that covers more than the whole of America and also a population of over a billion, it’s fair to say that China isMarcus Turner Jones 1:06 AM 4/13/2017
Since mid-March, Swiss Post, the Ticino EOC hospital group, and drone manufacturer Matternet have been successfully conducting initial drone flights in Lugano. In the future, modernPeter Buxbaum 5:29 AM 4/12/2017
Gatwick Airport and DHL Supply Chain today formally open a new waste management plant, becoming the first airport in the world to turn airport waste, suchGT Staff 4:06 AM 4/12/2017
Violent political events are up dramatically over the last year with one in four global organizations feeling the impact, as reported in the latest edition ofPeter Buxbaum 3:03 AM 4/12/2017
Brexit will not only affect EU-UK’s trade policies, but it will also have an impact on global trade. This program from the Bruegel Institute analyzes what
The United States Department of Commerce has finalized determinations in an antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of chemical imports, including HEDP, from theGT Staff 1:06 AM 4/12/2017
Caroline Freund of the Peterson Institute for International Economics explains the logic, benefits, costs, and politics of separate proposals advanced by President Trump and Republicans in
Port authorities in Virginia and Georgia will be allowed to engage in discussions about a variety of commercial and operational topics as a result of thePeter Buxbaum 3:05 AM 4/11/2017
China has put forward an ambitious program to develop overland infrastructure links to connect Asia and Europe, as have other Eurasian countries.
The Reconnecting Asia project maps
Arctic sea ice appears reached its annual maximum extent on March 7, 2017, the lowest maximum in the 38-year satellite record. The area extended over 5.57Peter Buxbaum 2:02 AM 4/11/2017
Bans and restrictions can grow into serious trade barriers unless businesses keep track of them and efficiently integrate them into their business processes. This is especiallyGT Staff 1:05 AM 4/11/2017
The user end of the supply chain has a huge effect on the whole thing. It’s for this reason that the current fight between apps andChris Shepherd 8:16 AM 4/10/2017
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), discusses a new study by IMF staff explaining the reasons for the global productivity growth slowdown
Companies that have had some export success selling though distributors often reach a point where their sales growth flattens or stalls, or they are pulled inDoris Nagel 5:04 AM 4/10/2017
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) joined thirteen other manufacturing groups today in launching Engaging America’s Global Leadership (EAGL) – a new coalition to address aLinda Dempsey 2:09 AM 4/10/2017
On April 1, while many Americans were indulging in the levity of practical jokes, a major milestone was taking place in the world of global tradeMike Meierkort 2:00 AM 4/10/2017
For anyone expecting fireworks or drama to emerge from the Trump-Xi meetings, the summit was surely a disappointment. The administration released few details on the tradePeter Buxbaum 8:20 AM 4/9/2017
When non-farm payroll employment rose by 235,000 in February, some speculated it was a Trump Bump. Now that the numbers for March are in, and aren’tPeter Buxbaum 1:40 AM 4/8/2017
Joshua Meltzer, senior fellow for global economy and development at Brookings, discusses how the United States enters into trade agreements with other countries both for economic
We haven’t heard much in the way of details lately about President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plans, one of his main promises while on the campaign trail.Peter Buxbaum 4:08 AM 4/7/2017
2016 marked 50 years of official diplomatic ties between Singapore and the United States, and coincided with the two nations reaffirming their relationship through the renewalHarish Venkatesan 3:00 AM 4/7/2017
Furie Operating Alaska LLC, a natural gas and oil exploration and production company in Cook Inlet, Alaska, has agreed to pay $10 million to satisfy aGT Staff 1:01 AM 4/7/2017
As Presidents Trump and Xi meet at Mar-a-Lago, trade is one of the two big issues on the agenda, along with North Korea. The smart strategyDavid Dollar 12:01 AM 4/7/2017
President Donald Trump has promised tough trade negotiations beginning today with Chinese President Xi Jinping to stop American job losses. What’s at stake in Mar-a-Lago? TheGT Staff 4:38 AM 4/6/2017
After building up a strong roster of hundreds of on-demand and ecommerce customers in the US, Onfleet today announces that its logistics and route optimization platformGT Staff 4:00 AM 4/6/2017
From the campaign trail to President Trump’s first address to a joint meeting of Congress to ongoing commentary from major retail executives, there is no questionAndrew Billings 3:00 AM 4/6/2017
Executive Next Practices Institute, Orange County Chapter, has announced that Disney’s Richard Ramsay and others will speak at its 2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent ForumGT Staff 1:39 AM 4/6/2017
The first-ever summit between President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping will be getting underway today at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Security concerns, in
In February 2017, the US trade deficit stood at $43.6 billion compared to $45.6 billion in February 2016. In February 2017, exports of goods and servicesGT Staff 6:26 AM 4/5/2017
The Sri Lanka Navy, with assists from the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, fought a fire on board the 13,798 TEU MSC Daniela which took placeGT Staff 6:13 AM 4/5/2017
Arviem announced today its strategic partnership with SICPA, a global provider of secured identification, traceability, and authentication solutions and services. Thanks to SICPA’s integrated security solutions,GT Staff 2:02 AM 4/5/2017
International e-commerce is thriving now more than ever. Over the past few years, this industry has only seen growth — global B2C e-commerce sales reached moreJesse Kaufman 1:29 AM 4/5/2017
Port of Oakland officials said that they expect to take on changes to container shipping alliances with little disruption. The news should be welcomed by importersPeter Buxbaum 12:17 AM 4/5/2017
DB Cargo UK has transported the luxury Belmond British Pullman parlor car Phoenix through the Channel Tunnel – the first time that such an historic carriageGT Staff 6:55 AM 4/4/2017
The jobs report for February from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, considerably lower than the historical average of 5.8Peter Buxbaum 2:36 AM 4/4/2017
Damco, global provider of freight forwarding and supply chain management services, has announced the launch of the startup Twill, a digital freight forwarder designed to simplifyGT Staff 2:00 AM 4/4/2017
President Trump is right that China is flouting global trade rules to the detriment of the United States, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).GT Staff 1:36 AM 4/4/2017
Fresh off the heels of the third straight month of manufacturing job growth, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released the first Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey sinceGT Staff 12:32 AM 4/4/2017
I voted last week to allow the agreement styled the Maersk/MSC/HMM Strategic Cooperation Agreement to go forward. The parties to the agreement are Maersk Line, MediterraneanWilliam Doyle 7:30 AM 4/3/2017
“Thousands of factories have been stolen from our country,” said President Donald Trump, upon signing two executive orders pertaining to international trade. “But these voiceless AmericansGT Staff 3:49 AM 4/3/2017
On March 7, 2017, Chinese telecommunications company, Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corp. (ZTE), signed on to three separate settlement agreements with the United States, agreeing to payThad McBride and Cheryl Palmeri 2:46 AM 4/3/2017
ZIM’s ECO Data calculator, available free on ZIM’s website, provides customers and partners with estimated carbon dioxide and sulfur oxide gas emissions from ZIM vessels.
XPO Logistics has secured a multi-million, long-term agreement with Gower Furniture, a manufacturing unit of Nobia AB. Gower is a leading supplier of kitchens to theGT Staff 1:38 AM 4/3/2017
Transportation labor leaders have laid out a strategy focused on shaping President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion transportation infrastructure package and tackling challenges faced by transportation workers.
The merger of Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has been halted. The German shipping line and some banks involved in the deal are seekingPeter Buxbaum 1:38 AM 4/1/2017
President Donald Trump appears to be advising United States companies to avoid doing business with China. His reason: the trade deficits the US runs up withPeter Buxbaum 8:10 AM 3/31/2017
The NH Office of International Commerce, in partnership with The Provident Bank, offers timely and informative training seminars that help you find, and grow in, internationalGT Staff 7:40 AM 3/31/2017
It’s not a bad idea to challenge the assumptions underlying United States policies. It helps ensure that policymakers continue to promote US interests.
But on the question
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) HAS announced the launch of a campaign that will advocate for transportation infrastructure investment on behalf of the nation’sGT Staff 1:30 AM 3/31/2017
Over the last couple of years the global container port industry has generally become used to modest growth rates being the new norm and the thirdDrewry 1:05 AM 3/31/2017
Economists usually find nothing but good from FTAs. But free trade agreements are coming under increasing fire in political circles. Are the economists right or theGT Staff 8:00 AM 3/30/2017
Alaska Governor Bill Walker has asked President Donald Trump to support a $45 billion gas pipeline as part of a proposed $1 trillion plan to rebuildPeter Buxbaum 6:54 AM 3/30/2017
Rolls-Royce announced three developments in its autonomous and smart shipping efforts this week.
Rolls-Royce and MacGregor signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the impact of developments
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced that the world’s largest containership, MOL Triumph, was delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. on March 27.
MOL’s newest vessel,
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will celebrate Western Hemisphere Ports Day on Tuesday, April 4. The association will recognize the industry’s role in supportingGT Staff 1:05 AM 3/30/2017
President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency that purported to roll back much of former President Obama’sPeter Buxbaum 5:36 AM 3/29/2017
Federal Maritime Commission Acting Chairman Michael Khouri and three of his fellow commissioners hosted a delegation of Washington-based foreign diplomats who specialize in maritime matters wherePeter Buxbaum 5:14 AM 3/29/2017
Mexico delivered a trade surplus of $684 million in February, according to official figures, compared to A $350 million deficit expected by economists surveyed by Bloomberg.GT Staff 2:27 AM 3/29/2017
International anti-corruption enforcement has never been more coordinated, aggressive or costly. Last year was a record-breaking year for global enforcement, and – simply based on theWallace Dietz and Lindsey Brown Fetzer 2:15 AM 3/29/2017
The Trump administration released the first document of its proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year last week. The document only covers discretionary programs (those withJoe Kennedy 1:01 AM 3/29/2017
I may be wrong, but 90 percent of President Trump’s trade rhetoric may just be pre-negotiating posturing. Keep in mind that developers are master negotiators. ForDrew Lawler 2:45 PM 3/28/2017
Much more than the Rio Grande now separates the policies of the US and Mexican governments. Mexico will have a major presidential election next year, inGT Staff 6:53 AM 3/28/2017
We’ve heard it all before: “Africa in Free-Fall” or “Failure to Launch.”
Indeed over the past few years, economic growth in Africa has stalled, falling to approximately
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s largest supply chain management companies has opened a state-of-the-art shared-user warehouse at the new iPort intermodal logistics park on theGT Staff 2:15 AM 3/28/2017
ZIM has introduced the final phase of its new network, to begin April 2017.
ZIM’s new service ZIM MED PACIFIC (ZMP), will serve both the Asia-Pacific Northwest
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross tried to put on a brave face when explaining the 16-percent cutback that President Trump’s proposed budget makes to his department.Peter Buxbaum 1:03 AM 3/28/2017
Conducting international trade within China can be difficult and complex. Adidas China needed an automated solution to help reduce manual-based operations, minimize clearance delays and complianceGT Staff 8:02 AM 3/27/2017
Companies that have had some export success selling though distributors often reach a point where their sales growth flattens or stalls. This series outlines the keyDoris Nagel 2:12 AM 3/27/2017
Dentons, the global law firm, recently released its Global Regulatory Trends to Watch in 2017. In this five-part series, we are publishing excerpts from the reportDentons 2:08 AM 3/27/2017
Contrary to the reporting in some media outlets earlier this month, which speculated that the United States Coast Guard’s budget would be cut by 14 percentPeter Buxbaum 1:06 AM 3/27/2017
Zambia has called for increased international cooperation to achieve sustainable transportation at the national and regional levels.
Speaking at the World Bank’s briefing on the Sustainable Mobility
Makita USA, a manufacturer of industrial power tools, has purchased a 227,230 square-foot warehouse on 14.3 acres in Sunridge Business Park in Wilmer, Texas. Scannell PropertiesGT Staff 2:17 AM 3/25/2017
The South Carolina Ports Authority broke ground on the site of Inland Port Dillon earlier this month, a facility slated to open in early 2018 toGT Staff 11:52 AM 3/24/2017
Difficulties arose in April 2014 after complaints from American sugar stakeholders and the Department of Commerce initiated anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations against Mexican sugar exports.Peter Buxbaum 8:02 AM 3/24/2017
Not many people expect that President Donald Trump will raise the minimum wage. In fact, during the primaries, he famously declared that American wages were alreadyGT Staff 1:34 AM 3/24/2017
Shipping on the Northern Sea Route has far to go before achieving its potential, but Russia’s fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers have been busy in the regionPeter Buxbaum 1:07 AM 3/24/2017
The duty of the government to collect census data is actually mentioned in the United States Constitution. The Census Bureau, and other components of the DepartmentPeter Buxbaum 6:52 AM 3/23/2017
Extending the profitable market reach of high-value perishables, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) launches an extension of its established controlled atmosphere system. Effectively controlling the ripening process,GT Staff 6:29 AM 3/23/2017
On the eve of the inauguration of two new mega-alliances, a report reveals that the alliances and their carrier members are subjects of a United StatesPeter Buxbaum 2:31 AM 3/23/2017
As soon as 2019, new technologies could be revolutionizing and improving efficiency in warehouses. Technologies including artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and self-driving vehicles could be moreVero Solutions 1:27 AM 3/23/2017
Less than nine months after the historic inauguration of the expanded canal, the Panama Canal announced that it has welcomed its 1,000th neopanamax vessel through theGT Staff 1:05 AM 3/23/2017
At a rally in Kentucky on Monday, President Donald Trump reiterated his support for the American System, a program first expounded in the 19th century byPeter Buxbaum 7:15 AM 3/22/2017
An overview from the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute relating to the complexities of global trade, its impact on logistics, and key areas ofGT Staff 6:10 AM 3/22/2017
Doing business across national borders involves many complexities but the peculiarities of each market differ. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains one of the most exciting emerging marketsKemi Arosanyin 2:32 AM 3/22/2017
Among the many changes Donald Trump is bringing to American trade policy, the new president has made clear that he believes bilateral trade deals are betterGeoffrey Gertz 1:32 AM 3/22/2017
Speaking at a recent cold-chain logistics summit, Alan Kennedy from TEAM-UP stressed the need for the pharma sector to embrace some of the supply chain conceptsGT Staff 1:04 AM 3/22/2017
To build a sustainable competitive advantage, leading companies are now using an advanced form of outsourcing dubbed global collaboration. For many companies, traditional outsourcing has ledSandesh Joshi 6:35 AM 3/21/2017
The Trump administration has been neglectful in nominating professionals to sub-cabinet positions, with many cabinet secretaries, including those at State and Defense, lacking permanent deputies andPeter Buxbaum 6:05 AM 3/21/2017
China’s activities in the South China Sea, which includes building up artificial islands and developing military facilities on them, has national security implications as well asGT Staff 2:27 AM 3/21/2017
Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Express ( KTZE), a provider of transportation and logistics for China’s New Silk Road, and global supply chain visibility specialist Globe Tracker InternationalGT Staff 1:31 AM 3/21/2017
Recently, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and its members agreed to implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Will this simplify crossborder trade?
The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is an
While the political press has been lamenting President Donald Trump’s doubling down on his allegations of being surveilled by his predecessor, in the presence of thePeter Buxbaum 10:17 AM 3/20/2017
What is logistics? What is logistics management? What is logistics in supply chain management?
Logistics in supply chain management is defined as “the art and science of
In her speech at the Bruegel Institute, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström set out the EU’s trade agenda for 2017 and beyond. In light of theGT Staff 2:02 AM 3/20/2017
Dentons, the global law firm, recently released its Global Regulatory Trends to Watch in 2017. In this five-part series, we are publishing excerpts from the reportDentons 1:33 AM 3/20/2017
Companies in competitive industries like logistics and transportation must strike a balance between protecting sensitive information and promoting integrity, a trusting culture, and opportunity for youngDan Broderick 1:02 AM 3/20/2017
Norsepower Oy Ltd., in partnership with Maersk Tankers, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), and Shell Shipping & Maritime, will install and test Flettner rotor sails onPeter Buxbaum 1:16 AM 3/19/2017
Although trade agreements and regulations have often been a source of domestic controversy, they have seldom been as hotly debated as they were during the 2016GT Staff 1:39 AM 3/18/2017
The fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint released by the White House yesterday is peculiar for a president who has promised massive infrastructure investments. When it comesPeter Buxbaum 9:55 AM 3/17/2017
With the advent of Trump administration, the long standing rhetoric surrounding US-China trade disputes has not only become more ominous but also, threateningly, real. Especially theDharmendra Choudhary 2:07 AM 3/17/2017
Kevin Sneader and Joe Ngai, senior partners at McKinsey & Company, discuss the complex vision of One Belt, One Road and its potential impact. One Belt,GT Staff 1:29 AM 3/17/2017
With the launch of KN Eurasia Express, Kuehne + Nagel offers less than container load (LCL) shipments between China and Europe. The new service complements theGT Staff 1:09 AM 3/17/2017
Speaking at the American Center for Mobility in Detroit yesterday, President Donald Trump reiterated his protectionist economic philosophy. After his usual bashing of NAFTA, China, andPeter Buxbaum 6:55 AM 3/16/2017
With the Trump administration sending its budget blueprint to Congress that would slash trillions of dollars in non-military federal spending, the Information Technology and Innovation FoundationPeter Buxbaum 3:04 AM 3/16/2017
Samsung Heavy Industries, Ltd. broke the record for building the largest continership surpassing 20,000 TEU.
SHI held a naming ceremony for the first of four 20,150 TEU
Americans like to play to win. When it comes to international trade, however, we shouldn’t use the size and trend of the national trade deficit asScott Miller 1:37 AM 3/16/2017
If one thing became clear in the weeks following the presidential election, it was that President Trump is serious about growing US manufacturing. But what shouldGT Staff 12:01 AM 3/16/2017
At his first cabinet meeting on Monday,. President Donald Trump noted the four empty seats around the conference table, signifying the four of his nominees whoPeter Buxbaum 2:57 AM 3/15/2017
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 dividedGT Staff 2:31 AM 3/15/2017
INTTRA announced yesterday that it has acquired Avantida, a European market leader in empty container management for ocean carriers. Avantida is headquartered in Belgium and currentlyGT Staff 2:06 AM 3/15/2017
While some US commentators are pushing for regulators to consider companies’ data holdings in antitrust analysis, a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation FoundationGT Staff 1:30 AM 3/15/2017
The CSIS Energy & National Security Program hosted Keisuke Sadamori, Director of Energy Markets and Security at the International Energy Agency, to present the IEA’s OilGT Staff 2:24 AM 3/14/2017
In North America, regional production is the norm in our most advanced manufacturing industries.
On the average day, approximately $2.4 billion worth—two million tons—of goods move between
The 2016 US presidential election was a vote to initiate change. Central to the campaign rhetoric on both sides was dissatisfaction with US trade policy.
Dentons, the global law firm, recently released its Global Regulatory Trends to Watch in 2017. In this five-part series, we are publishing excerpts from the reportDentons 12:39 AM 3/14/2017
A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, unpacks the security, economic and environmental impacts of President Trump’s proposed border wall. Vanda Felbab-Brown explains that the wallGT Staff 12:08 AM 3/14/2017
A data breach will cost a business $4 million on average, according to a 2016 study from IBM. Large organizations have more to lose; Yahoo’s saleAlex Bennett 2:37 AM 3/13/2017
International trading involves many participants all around the globe. These participants may not necessarily have the needed trust of all parties, especially at the initial stages,GT Staff 1:53 AM 3/13/2017
Russia is making a big move in the Arctic, building new infrastructure and promoting northern shipping routes as an alternative to the Suez Canal.
Shipping through the
Striving to further reduce the environmental impact of its global shipping operations, Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping line, has ordered the first 100 ofGT Staff 12:01 AM 3/13/2017
The February jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was a good one for the United States economy, and, as the first full-month report ofPeter Buxbaum 12:06 AM 3/12/2017
Officials broke ground on the site of Inland Port Dillon yesterday, a South Carolina Ports Authority facility slated to open in early 2018 to support growingGT Staff 12:26 AM 3/11/2017
If it’s one thing President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats agree on, is the need for investment in US infrastructure.
Yesterday’s quadrennial report from the American Society
David J. Firestein, a senior vice president at the EastWest Institute, a New York-based think tank, says “China can become a part of the solution toGT Staff 2:33 AM 3/10/2017
The World Customs Organization (WCO) Harmonized System (HS) of Classification provides the customs tariff base for all member countries. The first six digits of the ten-digitPaul Diamond 1:39 AM 3/10/2017
Rolls-Royce has announced the latest stage in its research and development plans to make remote and autonomous shipping a reality and reap the benefits of increasingGT Staff 1:08 AM 3/10/2017
Experts at a Council on Foreign Relations forum discuss the economic and political challenges facing US trade policy, how to proceed in the current political climate,GT Staff 6:40 AM 3/9/2017
Figure 1: US-NAFTA Merchandise Trade by Mode: 2012-2016 Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Four out of five major transportation modes – truck, pipeline, vessel, and air –
Freight forwarders and shipping executives have plenty on their minds these days. Years of extraordinary central bank intervention and cheap finance have fueled a massive increaseChristian Spaltenstein 2:00 AM 3/9/2017
Global container shipping consortium THE Alliance has announced that all of its mainline UK calls will be handled by DP World, the Dubai-based global ports andGT Staff 1:34 AM 3/9/2017
Despite opposition from Republicans in the United States Senate, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, a Republican of Texas, says House Republicans areGT Staff 1:02 AM 3/9/2017
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. announced yesterday that ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications concern, has agreed to a record-high combined civil and criminal penalty ofGT Staff 5:52 AM 3/8/2017
The Border Adjustment Tax has been the subject of some confusion among the media, politicians, and the public.
Despite President Donald Trump’s seeming endorsement of the measure
AFEX, one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payment and risk management solutions, today announced the results of its third annual Currency Risk OutlookGT Staff 1:01 AM 3/8/2017
The South Korean ocean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine will be selling part of its fleet to receive fresh funding. The carrier signed a memorandum of understandingPeter Buxbaum 12:39 AM 3/8/2017
Maher Terminals, the largest container handler in the New York-New Jersey port complex, received the green light from a United States bankruptcy judge in New JerseyPeter Buxbaum 12:06 AM 3/8/2017
The Federal Maritime Commission today voted unanimously yesterday to amend its rules involving service contracts and NVOCC service arrangements (NSAs) in order to ease regulatory burdensPeter Buxbaum 6:25 AM 3/7/2017
On March 8, “decision-makers” in the shipping industry will gather in Montréal for the 10th Arctic Shipping Summit. Despite this being only early March, there haveKevin McGwin 5:54 AM 3/7/2017
CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has announced a new alliance with TransOcean Shipping (TOS) a neutral NVO headquarteredGT Staff 2:08 AM 3/7/2017
For the first time since 2009, the value of global imports of information and communications technology (ICT) goods declined in 2015 by 3.6 percent in currentGT Staff 1:01 AM 3/7/2017
The United States Coast Guard set in motion a detention of the Panama-flagged bulk carriers Atlantic Ruby and Amber L after discovering substandard safety issues whileGT Staff 12:37 AM 3/7/2017
If you import into the United States, now is the time to re-evaluate your procedures on anti-dumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD). US Customs and Border ProtectionWallace Gable 12:02 AM 3/7/2017
IBM and Maersk announced today a new collaboration to use blockchain technology to help transform the global, crossborder supply chain.
The blockchain solution based on the Hyperledger
Companies that have had some export success selling though distributors often reach a point where their sales growth flattens or stalls. They wish their exports wereDoris Nagel 2:36 AM 3/6/2017
The Trump administration submitted a budget outline to Congress last week, one which beefed up military spending–although not by enough to match the president’s campaign promises,Peter Buxbaum 2:00 AM 3/6/2017
Delta Cargo has introduced DASH Critical & Medical, the first fully GPS-enabled, same-day product offered by a US freight carrier. The new service provides real-time trackingGT Staff 1:36 AM 3/6/2017
From Ross Perot’s 1992 claim that the North American Free Trade Agreement would generate a “great sucking sound” as jobs moved from the US to MexicoJoshua Meltzer and Dany Bahar 1:21 AM 3/6/2017
Top executives in Asia’s transportation industry see digital vulnerability as their primary business risk, reflecting the changing causes and nature of risk in their business, andGT Staff 12:39 AM 3/6/2017
Created by former Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform engineers, Locus, a Californian start-up with a global presence, promises an intelligent logistics automation platform that optimizes logisticsPeter Buxbaum 12:01 AM 3/6/2017
Preliminary traffic figures for the month of January released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed a good start to the year, with furtherGT Staff 12:52 AM 3/5/2017
Maersk Line expects its net earnings to rebound by over $1 billion from a loss of $384 million in 2016 to a net profit in 2017.GT Staff 12:32 AM 3/4/2017
It costs freight forwarders no less than $500 million a year to find and manage ever-changing ocean carrier rates.
That was the key finding of research undertaken
DHL Express is piloting a new City Hub concept that will enable increased use of cargo bicycles for inner-city deliveries.
The City Hub is a customized trailer
In a ground-breaking analysis Drewry has examined the correlation between carrier terminal ownership and the choice of port calls by the 2M and upcoming Ocean andDrewry 1:39 AM 3/3/2017
A group of South Korean researchers has developed technology for three-dimensional inspection of container cargo that could reduce processing time and costs.
The Research Institute of Ships
Americold, a provider of temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, has broken ground in Clearfield, Utah, to expand its site.
The project will add 6.5
Twelve countries originally participated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. TheseAngela Parkin 12:07 AM 3/3/2017
President Donald Trump is claiming authority under the Trade Act of 1974 to unilaterally impose restrictions on imports.
That was one of the key points of the
APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas received its first official vessel call with the arrival of the 9,600-TEU Maersk Salalah on the AC2 Transpacific service from Asia.
Work got underway last week at the Virginia International Gateway (VIG) on a $320 million expansion project that will nearly double the terminal’s annual cargo handlingGT Staff 2:03 AM 3/2/2017
President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have received recognition from the Chinese government for something they had been looking for over a decade: trademark protectionPeter Buxbaum 1:36 AM 3/2/2017
Although Donald Trump claims that his forthcoming tax plan will be “phenomenal,” he is in truth not likely to propose something really new.
Before the election, Trump
Local reactions to President Donald Trump’s executive orders have grabbed headlines. Mayors are standing by their sanctuary cities status. Protesters have gathered in airports to decryAmy Liu 12:31 AM 3/2/2017
The United States Coast Guard and Navy last Friday completed a 18-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security InitiativeGT Staff 12:09 AM 3/2/2017
In a speech to a joint meeting of Congress that was virtually absent of details, President Donald Trump invoked a pronouncement by one of his predecessorsPeter Buxbaum 7:22 AM 3/1/2017
ZEABORN Group, established in 2013, sets a further milestone in the company’s development with the takeover of the business operations and the international organization of Rickmers-Linie,GT Staff 7:14 AM 3/1/2017
The Georgia Ports Authority and the Virginia Port Authority filed on Friday, February 24, 2017, with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to create the East CoastGT Staff 2:07 AM 3/1/2017
Prior to the US presidential election, growth forecasts for the EU economy were tempered by recurring problems within the European economic zone, namely negative interest rates,Marcus Turner Jones 1:35 AM 3/1/2017
A federal jury in Charleston, South Carolina convicted two chief engineers of the vessel T/V Green Sky of falsifying documents in order to conceal illegal dischargesGT Staff 1:13 AM 3/1/2017
Global business experts are aware of China’s historical impact on trade, especially its comeback over the past thirty years. In the coming decades, China will continuePhilip Sutter 12:39 AM 3/1/2017
President Donald Trump spoke about infrastructure investment at a meeting of the National Association of Governors on Monday, promising more spending on the nation’s roads, bridges,Peter Buxbaum 12:07 AM 3/1/2017
President Donald Trump spoke a to a meeting of the National Governors Association last night, where he touched on issues of free trade, fair trade, andPeter Buxbaum 7:07 AM 2/28/2017
The United States Senate confirmed the billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce last night. He is to be sworn in today.
As commerce secretary, Ross
Ships of the future will have to be lighter, smarter, cleaner, safer, more reliable, and more efficient.
Sounds like a tall order, but that’s where the industry
RUSCON, a leading container transport company in Russia, has expanded its range of operations through the acquisition of SLG-Operating (Smart Logistics Group-Operating).
SLG-Operating is one of Russia’s
The young Swiss startup Avancon SA has set itself the goal to revolutionize the unit handling systems in distribution and logistics centers.
The company offers an innovative
President Trump and his economic team have an opportunity to fix something that none of their predecessors have been able to get right: price discrimination.
Panalpina has reached a new milestone in the roll-out of its single warehouse management system (WMS) JDA across all of its logistics facilities around the world.
An unusual and sad sight greeted the people of Sotra in Norway this month, as a rare goose-beaked whale repeatedly beached on the island shoreline. TheGT Staff 3:53 AM 2/27/2017
APM Terminals has significantly increased its previously announced $70 million investment plans for the APM Terminals Port Elizabeth facility in New Jersey, and now plans aGT Staff 3:17 AM 2/27/2017
The traditional method of manufacturing products in Asia and shipping them across the globe is no longer sustainable – neither from a competitive nor an environmentalMike Wilson 2:00 AM 2/27/2017
Earthjustice, representing community groups San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit from Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC,Peter Buxbaum 1:30 AM 2/27/2017
Supply chain solutions provider NFI has launched its new global integrated technology suite. The new technology provides customers the tools needed to improve performance, visibility, andPeter Buxbaum 1:00 AM 2/27/2017
President Donald Trump took to the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on Friday, electrifying a crowd of enthusiastic supporters.Peter Buxbaum 12:35 AM 2/27/2017
Companies that have had some export success selling though distributors often reach a point where their sales growth flattens or stalls. They wish their exports hadDoris Nagel 12:02 AM 2/27/2017
A court in Vietnam has sentenced to death two executives from its local shipping industry for embezzling money through shipping deals made between 2006 and 2008.
President Donald Trump met with some high-powered manufacturing CEOs in the White House this week, and made some claims about jobs creation, the state of USPeter Buxbaum 1:35 AM 2/25/2017
Despite all the talk in the United States and around the world of a retreat from the global trading system, a major milestone was reached earlierPeter Buxbaum 4:36 AM 2/24/2017
The United States Coast Guard awarded five firm fixed-price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis this week.
The contracts were awarded to the following
The prevailing narrative says automation was the main culprit behind US manufacturing job losses in the early 2000s, and that automation is now powering an unprecedentedGT Staff 2:08 AM 2/24/2017
Foreign companies want to invest or set up shop in the United States more than anywhere else in the world. They are attracted to our largeAndrea Durkin 1:37 AM 2/24/2017
The US and Canadian governments have established a partnership that will enable the US Coast Guard heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program to test and validate potentialGT Staff 12:25 AM 2/24/2017
For many of Canada’s small businesses, the recent meeting between US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was a nail biter. For months,Stephan Galarneau 12:09 AM 2/24/2017
The Philippines-based Islamist extremist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has been responsible for a surge in offshore abductions in the southern Sulu and northern Celebes Seas overGT Staff 7:56 AM 2/23/2017
Leaders of the United States Coast Guard recently gathered in Washington to press the strategic need for icebreakers.
Coast Guard Vice Commandant Admiral Charles Michel briefed the
The logistical chaos caused by Hanjin’s bankruptcy helped boost airfreight rates, but there is limited statistical evidence of cargo switching modes.
A recent analysis from Drewry looked
Want to reach customers worldwide? It starts with crafting a solid international online marketing plan – one that is strategic in nature and executed in aLaurel Delaney 12:53 AM 2/23/2017
DHL Express has announced the launch of On Demand Delivery for the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. The new service allows shippers and receivers globally to selectGT Staff 12:30 AM 2/23/2017
UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returnsGT Staff 12:03 AM 2/23/2017
What’s the United States’ policy toward NATO, the European Union, and sanctions on Russia over aggression in Ukraine?
President Donald Trump is on record saying one thing
Recent years have seen the meteoric rise of the “conscientious consumer”. Instead of simply buying the cheapest or most popular product, this new class of consumer wantsKishore Atreya 7:03 AM 2/22/2017
Ti recently released the latest edition of its report, Global E-commerce Logistics 2017. The report provides industry analysis of the logistics behind ecommerce on a globalPeter Buxbaum 2:05 AM 2/22/2017
Retailing is entering a new, digital world that has redefined the process of delivering goods to customers. For supply chain executives, notes a recent white paperPeter Buxbaum 1:39 AM 2/22/2017
The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism has been around since November 2001, having been organized in the wake of the 9/11 attacks with initial membership of sevenPeter Buxbaum 1:02 AM 2/22/2017
President Donald Trump has been busy during his first weeks in office, making proclamations and signing executive orders that dramatically alter U.S. policies on trade, manufacturing,Grant Thornton 12:32 AM 2/22/2017
There’s a quiet revolution happening in Canada’s business community. Businesses across the country that have traditionally limited their market to North America are beginning to lookRobert Smith 12:07 AM 2/22/2017
Sending executives to work in foreign countries, particularly emerging markets or in “hot spot” areas, can be challenging, sometimes dicey. There are a myriad of insuranceKatie Kuehner-Hebert 9:31 AM 2/21/2017
On February 19, the Giang Hai, a Vietnam-registered bulk carrier was underway from Indonesia to IIoilo Port, Philippines, when an unidentified number of pirates boarded thePeter Buxbaum 8:53 AM 2/21/2017
The new Bayonne Bridge, linking New York’s Staten Island to New Jersey, recently opened to traffic.
It’s one step toward allowing the major terminals of the port
Global trade growth continued to be slow for the fifth consecutive year, with 2016 showing the weakest trade performance since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. AccordingGT Staff 7:23 AM 2/21/2017
Global Trade recently spoke to Dharmendra N. Choudhary, a well-known anti-dumping lawyer in Washington DC, and a surrogate value expert.
Please explain the concept of surrogate valueGT Staff 1:26 AM 2/21/2017
Measured in tonnage, Brazil moved up a spot last year to become the second biggest exporter of goods transported by container vessel into the United States.Drewry 1:03 AM 2/21/2017
Retailers who are slow to adopt new online channels have suffered in slowing brick-and-mortar sales leading to store closures or bankruptcy. Innovative retailers and importers experiencedGT Staff 12:34 AM 2/21/2017
History will probably record that 2016 was a tough year for trade.
Old trade deals and new trade deals came under withering criticism during the 2016 US
The era of President Trump has begun and early returns are … mixed. One thing is for sure: Trade is more prevalent as a household topicPatrick Dooley 3:20 PM 2/20/2017
We all know business can be as competitive as any full contact sport, but the most vigorous battles likely take place during the location process. That’sMatt Coker 2:18 PM 2/20/2017
Perhaps Tess Winningham’s rush to get her company’s Quick Trick alignment tool out of the family kitchen and into every other part of the world hadSteve Lowery 10:15 AM 2/20/2017
CMA CGM and ALIBABA OneTouch signed a memorandum of understanding last week in Hangzhou, China to seek cooperation between the two leading companies in the digitalPeter Buxbaum 9:42 AM 2/20/2017
The shipper and carrier communities have been waiting with baited breath for the inauguration of the new container shipping mega-alliances on April 1. But if theyGT Staff 9:13 AM 2/20/2017
CEVA Logistics, a supply chain management company, is consolidating its partnership with Mercedes-Benz in Brazil by renewing its existing business partnership and the awarding of additionalGT Staff 2:08 AM 2/20/2017
Since the formation of NAFTA in 1994 Mexico has blossomed into one of the world’s leading producers of motor vehicles and parts. Manufacturers from all overPeter Buxbaum 1:30 AM 2/20/2017
Newly-built Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Vessels, the MT Africa Gas and the MT Sahara Gas, are set to commence operations that will see them berth inGT Staff 1:01 AM 2/20/2017
As we talk to shippers across North America on the merits of intermodal, we continue to hear “you are just another broker” that does not haveRick LaGore 12:32 AM 2/20/2017
President Donald Trump has raised fears of protectionism and reduced trade. But is it possible to forecast the effect of Trump’s policies on trade?
A recent report
The world’s largest freight forwarders and carriers are making the online transition, research from Freightos has found. But forwarders sticking to manual process are at riskPeter Buxbaum 12:17 AM 2/19/2017
Chemical shipping vessel supply on major routes has been in surplus with many newbuilding deliveries and swing tankers flooding the market. As a result, freight ratesGT Staff 12:55 AM 2/18/2017
With contraction in vessel supply and healthy demand growth, the dry bulk shipping market is expected to recover from 2017 onwards, according to the latest editionGT Staff 8:54 AM 2/17/2017
“If a country is taking advantage of us, we’re not going to let that happen anymore,” said President Donald Trump in yesterday’s impromptu press conference. “EveryPeter Buxbaum 4:47 AM 2/17/2017
M&A activity in the manufacturing and distribution (M&D) sector was down approximately 15 percent in 2016, according to a recent report from BDO Capital Advisors.
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has opened the first temperature-controlled life sciences storage and handling facility in the Hyderabad Airport Zone in India.
Agility’s 6,000-square-foot Life
The South Carolina Ports Authority reported an eight-percent increase in container volume since its fiscal year began in July.
As previously reported, SCPA handled an all-time record
Huawei Technologies, a global information and communications technology provider, and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a range of supply-chainGT Staff 12:07 AM 2/17/2017
With the new administration in place, anti-trade rhetoric has reached an alarming crescendo with imported Chinese goods squarely positioned in the bullseye. There appears to beDharmendra Choudhary 7:00 AM 2/16/2017
North Korea’s growing use of offensive cyber capabilities to target the international financial system, China’s assertive efforts to undercut US interests in East Asia using itsGT Staff 3:03 AM 2/16/2017
If the Trump administration is serious about applying a 20 percent tariff on goods from Mexico to pay for new construction on a wall along theJoseph Francois and Laura Baughman 1:52 AM 2/16/2017
A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute outlines the best practices for leveraging transparency in supply chains for financial profit.
President Donald Trump met yesterday with retail industry leaders yesterday. The press was ushered out after an initial and non-substantive introductory statement by the president.
Depending on who you ask, it’s either the best of times or the worst of times for global trade. Protectionists villainize trade as damaging to USAdams Nager 12:34 AM 2/16/2017
Since American Airlines Cargo launched a new service between Los Angeles (LAX) and the New Zealand city of Auckland (AKL) in mid-2016, the carrier has seenPeter Buxbaum 12:05 AM 2/16/2017
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