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West Coast negotiations between ILWU – PMA at a standstill

Stas Margaronis | November 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

ILWU spokesman says he expects talks will resume In December. Read More »

US Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. lawmakers should look into options for punishing cyber-spying and the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies, a congressional advisory committee on China said. Read More »

US top trade official optimistic on fast-track power

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he still hopes for bipartisan support in Congress on granting the White House the authority to fast track trade deals but added the timing was up to lawmakers. Read More »

Starbucks scoops up coffee beans from China for blends, Asia sales

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | International Trade

Starbucks Corp has this year bought coffee beans from China at its highest volume ever, shipping data show, reflecting the country's burgeoning role as bean supplier amid supply concerns among traditional exporters. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler deepen China joint venture to push Jeep brand

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | International Trade

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and China's Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group Co said they would deepen their alliance through a joint sales, marketing and product organization to push Jeep, Fiat and Chrysler brands in China. Read More »

Electrolux sees resurgent US driving demand in 2015

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | International Trade

Sweden's Electrolux said it expected a resurgent U.S. economy to underpin a slight rise in global demand for home appliances next year and falling costs for raw materials would also help it. Read More »

US court overturns bid by India’s Ranbaxy to block launch of rival generic drugs

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | International Trade

A U.S. court has denied a request by Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd to stop competitors from launching copies of AstraZeneca Plc's heartburn pill Nexium and Roche's antiviral Valcyte, a court filing showed. Read More »

Taiwan set for record 2014 export orders on smartphone demand

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | International Trade

Taiwan's export orders are set to reach new heights this year, after October orders doubled market expectations as global retailers rushed to meet year-end sales for smartphones. Read More »

China Premier says Qualcomm’s “opportunities greater than challenges”

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | International Trade

Qualcomm Inc's opportunities in China will be far greater than its challenges, Premier Li Keqiang said as the U.S. mobile chipmaker prepares to face a possible record fine for antitrust violations in the country. Read More »

Japan exports grow strongly in October, cutting economic gloom

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | International Trade

Japanese exports grew in October at the fastest pace in eight months, an encouraging sign that global demand could help the country recover from recession and support the central bank's optimistic economic outlook. Read More »

Swiss exports rise in October driven by Asia, North America

Reuters | November 20, 2014 | International Trade

Switzerland's exports rose strongly in October, their second consecutive rise, driven by robust chemicals and pharmaceuticals exports and strong increases in sales to Asia and North America. Read More »

Metro Ports appoints Ferguson as President

AJOT | November 20, 2014 | People | Appointments | Ports & Terminals

Michael (Mike) S. Ferguson has accepted the position of president for Metro Ports, replacing former interim Metro Ports President Norman Hauser. Read More »

Port of Oakland closed

AJOT | November 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

All San Francisco Bay Area ports including the Port of Oakland are closed due to a safety stand-down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).  Read More »

Panama Canal strengthens relationship with Japanese customers

AJOT | November 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

As part of the permanent dialogue with the shipping industry, a Panama Canal delegation headed by Administrator Jorge L. Quijano visited Japan to hold discussions with the Japan Shipowners’ Association (JSA) and the major Japanese shipping lines, as well as end customers such as Japanese car manufacturers and energy sector companies. Read More »

APM Terminals signs expansion plan for Tema

AJOT | November 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

APM Terminals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Ghana, representing a private investment in excess of USD $1 billion for the expansion of Tema Port. Read More »

OOCL TransPacific trade PCS

AJOT | November 20, 2014 | Liner Shipping

After OOCL reviewed the various factors contributing to the ongoing port congestion situation along the US West Coast, such as equipment availability issues and the severe impact on productivity from the slowdown at the affected ports, they will implement a Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) on all cargo entering and exiting the US West Coast ports based on shipment receipt on or after November 17. Read More »

G6 Alliance announces Pacific Atlantic service adjustment

AJOT | November 20, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Members of the G6 Alliance have announced an adjustment to one of its Pacific Atlantic services in response to seasonal changes in market demand. Read More »

The Standard Club 2015 P&I premiums

AJOT | November 20, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The Standard Club has announced a five per cent general increase in P&I premiums for the 20 February 2015 renewal.  Read More »

Westcan Bulk Transport named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2014

PR Newswire | November 20, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westcan Bulk Transport is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for having a culture that has impacted its performance.

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Descartes acquires Airclic

AJOT | November 20, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has acquired Airclic Inc. (“Airclic”), a leading US-based provider of mobile solutions that help companies reduce the cost of delivering goods by automating traditional paper-based processes. Read More »

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