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Premium Article  Well placed, Port of Albany strives to be regional economic engine

Ports & Terminals Ports - Apr 15 2015 at 11:16 AM

On March 19th, the Port of Albany put into service a $4.5 million, 144-tons Liebherr crane. Any day now, weather permitting, a construction company will begin to barge aggregates from a new wharf on the Rensselaer side of the Hudson River, just opposite Albany. And, port officials are keeping their fingers Read More »

Premium Article  GCT Bayonne mixing things up in NY/NJ

Ports & Terminals Terminals Terminal Operator - Apr 15 2015 at 08:08 AM

Expanded facility deploys new technology to handle biggest ships Read More »

Premium Article  Aqua Gulf Northeast Express offers link for cargo bound for Puerto Rico

Liner Shipping - Apr 14 2015 at 08:14 AM

A new service offering of Aqua Gulf Transport is furnishing an efficient shipping link with Puerto Rico from the U.S. Northeast and beyond. Read More »

Premium Article  Atlantic intermodal connections offer intriguing solutions to freight movements

Intermodal - Apr 14 2015 at 08:13 AM

The West Coast labor issues provided Atlantic Coast intermodal providers with new opportunities, and the full scope may just be coming into view. When the West Coast ports, particularly the hub ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, shut down, there were few alternatives. Read More »

Premium Article  Will the Big Freeze of 2015 put a chill on economic growth in the Northeast?

International Trade - Apr 14 2015 at 08:11 AM

The weather outside is frightful…let it snow, let it snow” Read More »

Premium Article  Burton Snowboards’ Forey coolly shreds global supply chain for specialty retailer

People Interviews International Trade - Apr 14 2015 at 08:09 AM

In snowboarding parlance, one might say that Missy Forey shreds the supply chain, intensely and adeptly maneuvering the gnarliest of challenges. Read More »

Premium Article  New era for Montreal Gateway Terminals

Ports & Terminals Terminals Terminal Operator - Apr 08 2015 at 09:13 AM

Strategically located at an inland gateway with excellent intermodal connections to substantial markets in Canada and the United States, Montreal Gateway Terminals has entered a new era under changed ownership. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Boston developing niche as medium-sized port

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Apr 08 2015 at 09:08 AM

For the past two years the Port of Boston has posted some solid numbers based on improved port efficiencies. Read More »

Premium Article  Things looking up for Great Lakes/St. Lawrence shipping

Liner Shipping - Apr 05 2015 at 08:09 AM

Carriers closely involved in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence waterway are hoping for more of the same in 2015 after benefiting from a stronger trend in commercial shipping activity in 2014. Read More »

Premium Article  Canada’s east coast ports target rising container business

Ports & Terminals Ports - Apr 05 2015 at 08:06 AM

On the container shipping scene, in particular, at Canada’s east coast ports, Montreal clearly has the wind in its sails, Halifax is soldiering on to capitalize on its deep waters, and Saint John is seeking to bolster its status as a relatively small player by pitching for significant capacity expansion to accommodate larger vessels. Read More »

Premium Article  Latin America faces challenges with fall in commodity prices

International Trade - Mar 30 2015 at 10:05 AM

For nearly a decade the major economies of South America rode a growth wave propelled by high prices for export commodities. In 2014 the wave crashed down as commodity prices dropped. Now it is a question of who will recover quickest and best, economies like Chile on the west coast or the mega-economy Brazil. Read More »

Premium Article  Poultry industry flourishing, controversies and all Exports set records

International Trade - Mar 30 2015 at 09:40 AM

In the last year, the United States poultry industry has been dealing with much more than chickens and eggs. The nation’s poultry purveyors have found themselves at the center of geopolitical controversies, global public health disputes, and cases decided by the World Trade Organization. Read More »

Premium Article  Jamaican perishables company tradition of expanding worldwide

International Trade - Mar 30 2015 at 08:04 AM

Being a homegrown business, Jamaica Producers Group finds its best bet is investing in what could become a key global transshipment port. Read More »

Premium Article  “Emerging Nordics” signifies Baltic shift towards Western Europe

International Trade - Mar 29 2015 at 10:09 AM

The Baltic nations are moving further away from an East-West alignment with Russia, to a North-South alignment with Western Europe. The annexation of Crimea by Russia is troubling for the Baltic states, nonetheless, trade opportunities abound for the Baltics. Read More »

Premium Article  Alpine Fresh’s Yager sees South Florida as hub for Latin American produce trade

People Interviews International Trade - Mar 25 2015 at 04:35 PM

As co-founder and chief executive officer of Miami-based produce leader Alpine Fresh Inc., Walter Yager has, over the past 27 years, learned the value of listening – an appreciation he passes along to future generations through coaching youth baseball. Read More »

Premium Article  M&L Refrigerated Terminal Assesses Port Slowdown Impact

Ports & Terminals Terminals Terminal Operator - Mar 25 2015 at 04:23 PM

The recent labor slowdown at U.S. Pacific coast ports, plus continuing congestion problems, could result in the loss of U.S. agricultural exports particularly in the time-sensitive perishable market according to a refrigerated terminal executive. Read More »

Premium Article  Reefer gets a rethink

International Trade - Mar 25 2015 at 07:52 AM

The reefer business has been one of the few bright spots in container shipping since the meltdown in 2009. But with bigger ships, more plugs and tepid economies in source countries, reefer is now getting a rethink. Read More »

Premium Article  Cold chain opportunities for Panama

International Trade - Mar 24 2015 at 05:54 PM

To capture the business, FrigoService has long-term plans to expand warehousing on 40 acres in Chilibre where the company sees increased warehousing space easily accommodating several major suppliers and handling large volumes of inventories. Read More »

Premium Article  Logistics platforms proliferate near Panama Canal entrance

Ports & Terminals Canal and Waterway - Mar 24 2015 at 07:49 AM

Transshipment hubs are vying for business from the Panama Canal expansion. Panama’s location is key for timely delivery to emerging Latin American markets. Read More »

Premium Article  Rail Baltica project major step towards linking Baltics

Intermodal Rail - Mar 24 2015 at 07:48 AM

Rail Baltica, the high-speed rail project that will connect Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia with Western Europe, represents a major step toward modernizing transportation infrastructure in the three Baltic countries. Read More »