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Premium Article  Latin American and Asian markets star performers for IAG Cargo

International Trade - Feb 25 2015 at 09:44 AM

Since its formation, IAG Cargo has seen dramatic growth in Latin America and the Asian region and is continuing to add more capacity to Latin America as demand continues to grow while in Asia, where IAG Cargo has a comprehensive network, further growth hinges on the performance of China Read More »

Premium Article  Ports of Florida and beyond must ready to handle ever-increasing waves of cargo

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Feb 25 2015 at 09:43 AM

Bigger ships delivering larger waves of cargo pose significant challenges for ports and connective infrastructure, according to industry leaders gathered recently in Tampa, Fla. Read More »

Premium Article  Will autos put the brakes on the Trans Pacific Partnership

International Trade - Feb 24 2015 at 12:55 PM

The ambitious Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is edging towards a vote in the US Congress in 2015 or early 2016. But tariffs on the export of motor vehicles could put the brakes on the TPP. Read More »

Premium Article  NRF’s Gold sees collaboration as critical for retailers navigating the US supply chain

International Trade - Feb 17 2015 at 07:09 AM

Collaboration not just between retailers and their respective transportation providers but also collectively as shippers is becoming increasingly essential, according to Jonathan Gold, vice president of supply chain and customs policy at the National Retail Federation. Read More »

Premium Article  The Import Nation: US imports rise with economy

International Trade - Feb 17 2015 at 07:09 AM

In 2014, US imports continued to rise in sync with an improving economy. Economists say the US economy is the biggest factor lifting the tide of global trade but will other factors dampen the forecast. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Rotterdam develops inland shipping to relieve truck congestion

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Feb 13 2015 at 05:27 PM

As container terminals begin operations at the new Maasvlakte 2 complex at the Port of Rotterdam, the Port continues to move more and more containers off roads and on to inland shipping, according to a Port of Rotterdam official. Read More »

Premium Article  Popularity of industrial parks with intermodal access on rise

Intermodal - Feb 13 2015 at 05:25 PM

Real estate brokers expect a surge of activity Read More »

Premium Article  US exports could grow in 2015

International Trade - Feb 13 2015 at 05:24 PM

US exports are growing but will they continue to rise with a strengthening dollar and weakening GDP growth among trade partners? Read More »

Premium Article  Brandix: A case study of Sri Lankan garment manufacturing

International Trade - Feb 13 2015 at 04:19 PM

Sri Lanka is basking in the glow of an economic luminance that followed decades of conflict. The country successfully emerged from a decades-long civil war in 2009 and a peaceful and democratic transition of governments early this year. Read More »

Premium Article  Logistics, trade agreements, sourcing issues impact apparel and footwear industry

International Trade - Feb 13 2015 at 04:16 PM

It’s complicated, and China still dominates the trade. Read More »

Premium Article  Textile traders worried by delays in port clearances and rising transportation costs

Ports & Terminals Terminals Ports - Feb 12 2015 at 01:45 PM

Textile shippers are increasingly frustrated by problems and rising costs in the global supply chain as Manik Mehta writes from the Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Read More »

Premium Article  Supply chain calculus

Transport Intermediaries - Feb 12 2015 at 01:43 PM

Sourcing raw materials to feed the factories that produce the retail goods being purchased by the world’s consumer class requires a special supply chain calculus. This new numerology measures hidden costs, weighs the importance of distance and routes, while ultimately putting product in stores in the most cost-efficient and timely manner possible. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of LA Director promises partnership with Long Beach

Ports & Terminals Ports Container Port - Feb 10 2015 at 09:27 AM

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are entering into a new partnership that will include marketing, environmental, safety and supply chain collaboration according to Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles. Read More »

Premium Article  Shippers face slew of issues across modes, with few solutions, Jump Start speakers say

Intermodal - Feb 10 2015 at 09:25 AM

Attendees of SMC3’s Jump Start 2015 Conference have left Atlanta with the feeling that there may be no easy answers to the manifold concerns facing the U.S. freight transportation industry. Read More »

Premium Article  Vietnam infrastructure projects paving way for growth

Breakbulk & Projects Projects - Feb 05 2015 at 08:35 AM

Improving the infrastructure is the key to economic growth in Vietnam. As Robert Wallack reports from Hanoi there is a lot of construction under way in Vietnam to address the infrastructure issues. But Vietnam has a long road to travel before the infrastructure delivers to the economy. Read More »

Premium Article  The future of relations with Cuba – more questions than answers loom after White House announcement

International Trade - Feb 05 2015 at 08:35 AM

The prospect of normalizing diplomatic relations and lifting the half-century trade embargo on Cuba has prompted more questions than answers. Now the question is no longer about whether the embargo will be lifted but rather when? Read More »

Premium Article  Pipe(line) dreams

Breakbulk & Projects Projects Energy Pipeline - Feb 03 2015 at 10:28 AM

Pipelines are big business and even bigger geo-politics. Just ask Russia’s President Vladimir Putin who without much fanfare cancelled the “South Stream,” one of the world’s largest pipeline projects. And there is the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, which elicits a continental divide of opinions in the US congress. Dreams for new pipelines abound but political realities dampen prospects. Read More »

Premium Article  Interview with Agility Project Logistics President & CEO Grant Wattman

Breakbulk & Projects Projects Energy Pipeline - Feb 02 2015 at 10:27 AM

Onshore and offshore pipeline project activity is important to Agility Project Logistics. We anticipate a significant increase in activity in North America in support of shale gas, LNG and NGL export and support of the petrochemical complexes - Grant Wattman Read More »

Premium Article  Record volumes surprise Georgia Ports Authority

Ports & Terminals Ports - Jan 30 2015 at 10:06 AM

There is little doubt business has been good for the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). For starters box traffic is up 13.5% for the first half of FY 2015. Good enough to pleasantly surprise GPA’s Curtis Foltz, as Karen Thuermer reports in her interview with Executive Director Foltz. Read More »

Premium Article  Lafevers puts Cordele Intermodal Services on track, offering link with Port of Savannah

Intermodal Ports & Terminals Ports - Jan 30 2015 at 10:01 AM

As president and chief executive officer of Cordele Intermodal Services Inc., Jonathan Lafevers leads one of the fastest-growing U.S. inland ports – a privately funded facility that he believes offers an ideal pivot point for shippers. Read More »