Royal Mail announces China link-up through Alibaba’s Tmall

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

Britain's Royal Mail is joining Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's Tmall Global's online marketplace, hoping to link small British companies with Chinese consumers and boost trade for its overseas parcels business. Read More »

Korea trade deal bears fruit for Australian horticulture growers

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

Australian horticulture exports to Korea have jumped since the start of a free trade agreement late last year, Australian officials said on Tuesday, boosting hopes for a similar benefit from a trade deal with China. Read More »

Suzlon bets on surge in clean energy demand to fuel turnaround

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

A surge in demand for renewable energy in India coupled with a capital injection from the country's second-richest man will help wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy turn profitable after six years of losses, its chairman said. Read More »

Taiwan January export orders grow less than expected, but momentum seen solid

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

Taiwan's export orders at the start of the year fell short of expectations as the off-peak season softened overall demand, but no dents were seen in the island's solid tech export engine. Read More »

Adding currency rules would kill Pacific trade pact

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

Any effort to add rules against currency cheating in a 12-nation Pacific trade pact would mean the end of negotiations, a senior Japanese negotiator said. Read More »

China February exports seen roaring back, but deflationary risks still lurking

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

China's exports likely recovered in February after a grim January reading, a Reuters poll showed, but inflation remained anemic, keeping pressure on policymakers to roll out more support measures to meet new economic targets. Read More »

China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

China's proposed anti-terrorism law will not affect the legitimate interests of technology firms, a top Chinese spokeswoman after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of its impact and demanded amendments. Read More »

Prince William calls for end to ivory trade on China visit

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

Britain's Prince William urged an end to the ivory trade, visiting a Chinese elephant sanctuary in the southwestern province of Yunnan at the close of a three-day trip to the country that focused partly on wildlife conservation. Read More »

Vancouver container fire shuts down port, some rail service

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

A large portion of Canada's biggest port was shut down after a chemical fire broke out amid numerous shipping containers piled up in a yard east of Vancouver's downtown core. Read More »

Access to Brazil’s Itajai port to open as truck protest ends

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Ports & Terminals

Protesters have agreed to open access to Brazil's main poultry exporting port of Itajai in Santa Catarina state, the port said, ending a lingering flashpoint after a two-week truck drivers' protest. Read More »

Shipping industry faces shake up as private equity unwinds bets

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

As global shipping grapples with its worst downturn in 30 years, private equity firms are unwinding massive bets made on the sector in a move set to accelerate a restructuring of the shipping industry. Read More »

China says detained ship involved in “normal trade cooperation”

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Liner Shipping

China's foreign ministry said that a ship detained in Colombia for illegally transporting arms and operated by China's largest shipping group was involved in "normal trade cooperation". Read More »

Colombia detains China Cosco Shipping vessel over illegal arms

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Colombian authorities detained a vessel operated by China's largest shipping group for illegally transporting thousands of cannon shells, about 100 tons of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives, the attorney general's office said. Read More »

Derailment blocks CN Rail main line in northern Ontario

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Rail

A derailment has blocked Canadian National Railway Co's main line in northern Ontario, the railway said in a service bulletin. Read More »

Truck owners lose appeal over air pollution filters in California

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

A construction truck owners group lost a federal appeals court challenge over California's 2012 requirement that heavy-duty diesel trucks be upgraded with pollution filters and lower-emission engines. Read More »

CaroTrans adds Asia to US Southeast LCL import service to global network

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Transport Intermediaries

CaroTrans has announced a new all-water LCL (less than container-load) import service from Shanghai to Atlanta via the Port of Savannah.  Read More »

M&S breaks with tradition to get more agile on style

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Shoppers usually blame dowdy clothes and tired stores for the painful decline of Britain's former retail powerhouse Marks & Spencer. But the parts of the business that customers never see could hold the key to its revival. Read More »

Complex logistics await Lippo’s e-commerce push in archipelago Indonesia

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Road | Transport Intermediaries

Selling goods online may only rely on a few mouse clicks, but in Indonesia, delivering purchases to dozens of islands via creaky ports and potholed roads is the logistical challenge Lippo Group faces when its department store opens in cyberspace this month. Read More »

FMCSA Should Heed Calls to Fix CSA

PR Newswire | March 05, 2015 | Intermodal | Road

ARLINGTON, Va., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make important changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system following criticisms from a key Senator and the Government Accountability Office.

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Senate Committee Approves Vessel Discharge Reform Legislation

PR Newswire | March 05, 2015 | Liner Shipping

ARLINGTON, Va., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The bipartisan effort to establish a uniform national framework for the regulation of vessel discharges took another step forward as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved S. 373, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, with strong bipartisan support.

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