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Premium Article  Transportation issues for perishables shippers

Karen Thuermer | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

Today shippers of perishables are considering a wide host of shipping options in their efforts to cut costs for this product line where margins are tight and shrink can be high. Read More »

Premium Article  New box technologies help boost perishables trade

Ken Gangwani | October 20, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

New box technologies help boost perishables trade

Boxship operators are busy building their reefer trade business buoyed by ever improving refrigerated technologies. Read More »

Premium Article  Georgia and Army Corp. ink dredging agreement

George Lauriat | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The long anticipated agreement was inked between US Army Corp of Engineers, GPA and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the dredging of the channel to the Port of Savannah. Dredge bids are expected to be signed by end of the month. Read More »

Premium Article  Port of Virginia makes noteworthy improvements to efficiencies; volumes up

Karen Thuermer | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Virginia offers big advantages to steamship lines and shippers on multiple levels. It offers access to the large mid Atlantic market and a region between Hampton Roads and Richmond that some would like to see merged into a “mega region” to make it one of the top markets in the United States. The port provides connections to major worldwide markets. Read More »

CanEst Transit inaugurates its cleaning and containerization terminal for agricultural products

PR Newswire | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

In the presence of Aref Salem, the City of Montreal's executive committee member in charge of transportation, and several other distinguished guests, CanEst Transit today officially opened its new cleaning and containerization terminal for agricultural products, located directly on Port of Montreal territory. Read More »

Florida East Coast Railway and PortMiami Announce the Sunshine Gateway

PR Newswire | October 20, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

Florida East Coast Railway and PortMiami Announce the Sunshine Gateway

Florida East Coast Railway and PortMiami, through a strategic alliance, are offering the Sunshine Gateway service, which includes on-dock intermodal rail capabilities. Read More »

GTC Global Container Terminals Inc. joins Green Marine

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator

As a leader of terminal operations in North America and the largest terminal operator in Canada, GCT Container Terminals Inc. (GCT) has signed on as a participant to Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry on the continent. Read More »

Siemens still eyes Mexico rail projects after skipping tender

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

German engineering group Siemens AG still plans to bid on a series of upcoming passenger rail projects in Mexico worth billions of dollars in spite of skipping a lucrative high-speed passenger train tender this week, the company’s Mexico rail chief said on Friday. Read More »

Suncor crude tanker to resume journey from Quebec to Gulf Coast

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | Energy | Maritime

A tanker chartered by Canada’s Suncor Energy Inc to ship oil sands crude from Quebec to the U.S. Gulf Coast was expected to receive replacement parts on Friday, enabling it to resume its journey, a Transport Canada spokeswoman said. Read More »

India approves plan to develop Iran’s Chabahar port

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

India will float a company to develop Iran’s Chabahar Port, a government statement said on Saturday, as New Delhi aims to take advantage of a thaw in Tehran’s relations with world powers. Read More »

Egypt signs with six international firms to dredge new Suez Canal

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Canal and Waterway

Egypt signed contracts with six international firms on Saturday to carry out dredging of the new Suez Canal, the flagship project in President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s programme to revive an economy battered by years of political turmoil. Read More »

VW recalls 1.1 million cars in North America, China over suspension issue

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

German automaker Volkswagen AG said it is recalling more than 1.1 million cars in North America and China to correct a potential problem with rear suspension parts. Read More »

eBay, Wal-Mart warnings stir holiday sales concerns

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

EBay Inc joined Wal-Mart Stores Inc in cutting its outlook for the all-important holiday season, suggesting that the fourth quarter may turn out to be weaker than some analysts predicted as recently as last week. Read More »

Chinese PM says intellectual property rights must be protected

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Thursday that the only way to ensure future technological innovation is by protecting intellectual property rights, touching on an issue important to Western countries concerned about counterfeit goods. Read More »

US pipemakers lodge complaint against South Korea, Turkey

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. pipe producers lodged a complaint against imports of line pipe from South Korea and Turkey, which could lead to import duties being levied on the products. Read More »

Toshiba and United Technologies ink deal to expand outside Japan

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

Toshiba Corp said it had signed an agreement with United Technologies Corp to strengthen strategic collaboration through their joint venture, Toshiba Carrier Corp, which develops air-conditioning equipment. Read More »

Singapore September exports creep up as Europe, US disappoint

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

Singapore's exports in September rose less than expected as sales to Europe contracted and shipments to the United States slowed, adding to concerns that a sluggish global economy may bite into the city-state's exports. Read More »

Medicine prices at risk under Pacific trade draft

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

Medicine costs would rise if draft proposals in a Pacific Rim trade pact come into force, health and consumer rights advocates said on Thursday after the release of a leaked negotiating text. Read More »

Japan September export growth seen fastest in seven months, outlook in doubt

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

Japan's exports are expected to rise in September at the fastest pace in seven months on a rebound in shipments to Asia, a Reuters poll found, but signs of a global slowdown, war in the Mideast and the spread of Ebola cloud the outlook. Read More »

Long Beach Mayor, Harbor commissioners on trade mission in Asia

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Harbor Commissioners and senior Harbor Department staff are traveling to several Asian countries, meeting with the Port of Long Beach’s key customers to retain and bring more business to Long Beach. Read More »

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