International Trade

Russia sends new warning to Ukraine over EU deals

Reuters | September 24, 2013 | International Trade

Russia issued a new warning to Ukraine that Moscow could respond with protectionist barriers if its former Soviet ally joins a free trade pact with the European Union. Read More »

Massport strategic plan will explore solutions to impact of rising seas

AJOT | September 24, 2013 | International Trade

As the Massachusetts Port Authority develops its long range strategic plan over the next year, a key component of that effort will be how to protect Boston Logan International Airport, the Port of Boston and waterfront real estate against long-term sea level rise, storm surges and intense weather events like superstorm Sandy. Read More »

Lamborghini looks to find alternative to China market

Reuters | September 23, 2013 | International Trade

Italian car maker Lamborghini will struggle to find another China as sales of its super sports cars in the world's biggest auto market have hit the skids due to a government campaign against conspicuous spending. Read More »

Danone opening China bribery probe after TV report

Reuters | September 23, 2013 | International Trade

Reuters is reporting that a unit of French food group Danone SA (DANO.PA) said on Monday it opened an investigation after Chinese state TV reported that it bribed medical staff to boost sales of its infant formula at hospitals in a number of regions across northern China. Read More »

New Senate bill introduced to replace HMT

George Lauriat | September 23, 2013 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Senator Murray (D-WA) introduced the Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century Read More »

HSBC survey shows China manufacturing rebound

George Lauriat | September 23, 2013 | International Trade

China's manufacturing activity picked up speed in September, an initial survey by HSBC has shown, adding to signs of a rebound in its economy. Read More »

Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis awarded for excellence in Maritime Security

George Lauriat | September 23, 2013 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The Coast Guard has introduced the Rear Admiral Richard E.Bennis Awards for Excellence in Maritime Security. Read More »

California adds more jobs; Construction industry leads gains

George Lauriat | September 23, 2013 | International Trade

Beacon reports California added another 29,100 nonfarm payroll jobs in August. Read More »

Arctic sea ice reaches lowest extent for 2013

George Lauriat | September 23, 2013 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

On September 13, Arctic sea ice reached its likely minimum extent for 2013. The minimum ice extent was the sixth lowest* in the satellite record. Read More »

Paraguay looks to rejoin Mercosur trade block

AJOT | September 20, 2013 | International Trade

Paraguay's new president expects the country to be fully reintegrated into the South American Mercosur trade block next year. Read More »

Starboard yet to line up alternative bid for Smithfield

AJOT | September 20, 2013 | International Trade

Starboard Value LP is still looking for alternative bid to Chinese firm for Smithfield Foods. Read More »

Peru’s central bank says country posts $666 million trade deficit

AJOT | September 20, 2013 | International Trade

Reuters is reporting that Peru's central bank slashed its official view of this year's trade balance to a $666 million deficit. Read More »

Canadian wheat crop vies with U.S. for export sales

AJOT | September 20, 2013 | International Trade

Canada's biggest wheat crop in more than two decades will send supplies from the No. 2 wheat exporter into unusual places, battling head-on with U.S. wheat, grain traders said. Read More »

Airforwarders Association Hails Advancement of Ports and Waterways Bill in U.S. House

AJOT | September 20, 2013 | Air Cargo | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

The Airforwarders Association (AfA), which represents more than 350 companies dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain, has applauded a U.S. House committee's approval of legislation to improve America's ports and waterways. Read More »

World crude steel production up +5.2% in August

AJOT | September 20, 2013 | International Trade

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 130 million tons (Mt) in August 2013, an increase of 5.2% compared to August 2012. Read More »

Aluminum in Autos Better than Steel to Save Energy and Cut Carbon, Oak Ridge National Lab Confirms

AJOT | September 20, 2013 | International Trade

Opting for aluminum over steel in new automobile construction to improve fuel economy is also the best way to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, according to a new study by the United States Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Read More »

ASA Welcomes Committee Approval of WRRDA, Calls for Passage by Full House

AJOT | September 20, 2013 | International Trade

American Soybean Association President Danny Murphy, a soybean farmer from Canton, Miss., voiced the association’s approval this afternoon as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted unanimously to approve the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Read More »

Soybean association calls for quick move on Farm Bill

AJOT | September 20, 2013 | International Trade

Following the vote in the House of Representatives on the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act, ASA called on the House to quickly name its conferees with the Senate and get to work reconciling the farm and food legislation in the two chambers. Read More »

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance Statement on Moving Forward on Conference Committee for 2013 Farm

AJOT | September 20, 2013 | International Trade

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) strongly urges the House of Representatives to move forward with the Farm Bill. Read More »

Cargill to build $200 million oil crushing plant in Russia

Reuters | September 19, 2013 | International Trade

Agribusiness Cargill Inc CARG.UL said it plans to open a $200 million sunflower oil crushing plant in southern Russia in time for the 2015 harvest. Read More »