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Premium Article  As container ships get bigger, insurance becomes more complicated. Some rules changes may be needed.

Peter Buxbaum | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Last June, the MOL Comfort was underway from Singapore to Jeddah when it experienced a crack in its hull 200 nautical miles off the coast of Yemen. The ship eventually broke into two and sank. The vessel, carrying 7,041 teu, represented the largest cargo vessel loss last year. Read More »

Premium Article  Boxship numerology

George Lauriat | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The container ship operators continue to build mega-ship fleets and form mega-alliances. It’s a numbers game to scale up to bring down slot costs, but will it be enough to bolster the bottoms line? Read More »

Premium Article  Fuel bunkering: Going green means changes on the horizon

Jenifer Kimble | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The question of answering the challenge for lower emissions is changing the way bunker providers do business. Read More »

Premium Article  Quite the state: North America’s drayage industry looks for an overhaul

George Lauriat | April 21, 2014 | Intermodal

Ken Kellaway Jr., RoadOne’s CEO and a veteran of the drayage industry, recently produced a report “State of the Union in the Drayage Industry” which points the way for a much needed overhaul. Read More »

Premium Article  Alliances order of the day

Paul Richardson | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The new mega alliances, starting with the massive P3 Network of Maersk, MSC and CMA-CGM, has created a new world order for container shipping. Read More »

Premium Article  New players jumping into ship finance for boxship owners

Stas Margaronis | April 21, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Matt McCleery, president of Marine Money, a ship finance publisher, says that the entrance of U.S. private equity investors into container ships and other shipping will provide market discipline and potentially higher freight rates. Read More »

Premium Article  Overview of Pacific Northwest Ports

Leo Quigley | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Overview of Pacific Northwest Ports

The Pacific Northwest Ports are being impacted by events as diverse as Bakken oil field production, labor issues and new container operator alliances. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Longview’s expansion

Leo Quigley | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Port of Longview’s expansion

Last year the river port of Longview’s operating revenues took third place in rankings for Washington State ports for the first time in its history and, this year, as part of an expansion program, the port has purchased more industrial land for port-related development. Read More »

PR Firm Colby Communications Corp. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

AJOT | April 21, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Colby Communications Corp. is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing national and international public relations representation, advertising, branding and media liaison services. Read More »

Japan expresses concern to China over ship seizure

Reuters | April 21, 2014 | Liner Shipping

The Japanese government has expressed its concerns to China via diplomatic channels over the seizure of a Mitsui O.S.K. Line Ltd ship by a Chinese court in connection with a case over wartime claims, Kyodo news agency reported on Monday. Read More »

Mexican sugar producers no threat to US industry

Reuters | April 20, 2014 | International Trade

Mexican sugar producers are no threat to the profitable and protected U.S. sugar industry, their lawyer said, rejecting a charge that Mexican sugar is being dumped in the United States and unfairly benefits from government subsidies. Read More »

Japan, US trade talks in stalemate, ministers to meet again

Reuters | April 20, 2014 | International Trade

U.S.-Japan talks aimed at a trade deal seen as vital to a broader regional pact are in stalemate, Japan's economy minister said, as negotiators struggle to narrow gaps ahead of a summit between the countries' leaders. Read More »

Teva settles patent suit with Pfizer over Celebrex

Reuters | April 20, 2014 | International Trade

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd signed a deal that allows the Israeli drugmaker to launch a generic version of Pfizer Inc's blockbuster painkiller Celebrex in December. Read More »

Radiant Logistics Taps Anna Brewer As Vice President of Government Services

PR Newswire | April 17, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Radiant Logistics, Inc., a domestic and international logistics services company, today announced it has appointed Anna Brewer as the new VP of Government Services, a division of Radiant that provides defense related shipping services to governments, contractors and agencies around the world. Read More »

Russia mulls lawsuit against US in WTO over sanctions

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | International Trade

Russia is looking at the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the United States in the World Trade Organization over sanctions hitting Russian banks, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said, according to Russian news agencies. Read More »

Small is beautiful for Coca-Cola as volumes soar in China

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | International Trade

Strong sales volume growth in China helped The Coca-Cola Co beat quarterly revenue estimates as lower-priced, smaller soda bottles and juices attracted more price and health-conscious shoppers in the world's second largest economy. Read More »

Fuji Heavy plans factory to make Boeing 777X wing boxes

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | International Trade

Japan's Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd plans to open a plant as early as next year to build wing boxes for Boeing Co's 777X passenger jet, the Nikkei reported. Read More »

German, Japanese carmakers cash in on Korea-US trade deal

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | International Trade

Japanese and German automakers are benefiting more than their U.S. peers from a free trade deal between Washington and Seoul, according to import figures suggesting U.S. brands are not reaping the rewards they may have expected from the pact. Read More »

Obama, Abe to battle negative images at US-Japan summit

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | International Trade

When U.S. President Barack Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a summit next week, they will be battling negative undercurrents that could undermine their message that Asia's most important security alliance is firm. Read More »

China rejections of GMO US corn cost up to $2.9 billion

Reuters | April 17, 2014 | International Trade

China's rejections of a banned variety of genetically modified U.S. corn have cost the U.S. agriculture industry up to $2.9 billion, a grain group said on Wednesday in the first estimate on losses from the trade disruptions. Read More »

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