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International Trade

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Infrastructure optimism: reality, long-term outlook

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade

As economies continue to falter, infrastructure is being touted as a means to stimulate growth around the globe. To bolster its economy and preserve jobs, China has embarked upon a $580 billion infrastructure building program, with others (including Argen Read More »

Premium Article  St. Lawrence Seaway launches 50th anniversary season

Leo Ryan | April 05, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

While pursuing infrastructure improvements and business incentives to halt a steady decline in traffic, the St. Lawrence Seaway launched its 2009 navigation season on March 31. It has a historic dimension: the 50th anniversary of its official opening in J Read More »

Premium Article  Maritime executives feel like weary boxers, conferees told

Paul Scott Abbott | March 29, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

For maritime transportation industry executives, surviving the challenges of the current economic environment is akin to a battered boxer weathering blows in a championship bout. Read More »

Premium Article  Cold comfort for recessionary times

Peter Buxbaum | March 29, 2009 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

Retailers and car sellers, among others, may be taking the brunt of the recessionary hit that faces the US economy as a whole. Many consumers find it expedient to postpone buying a new car, or they decide to purchase fewer new clothes, or they forgo the n Read More »

Premium Article  Exports to Latin America a trade bright spot

Peter Buxbaum | March 29, 2009 | International Trade

With the Asian and European mega trade lanes reflecting the global economic crisis, US trade with Latin America represents a growth area. Lower exposure to the downside of Wall Street financial shenanigans has meant that southern markets continue to deman Read More »

Premium Article  Cuba trade opportunities could soon become reality

Paul Scott Abbott | March 29, 2009 | International Trade

Embargoed since 1962, open US trade with Cuba might soon become a reality, and ocean carriers and terminal operators alike are poised to capitalize upon opportunities both for shipping goods to the Caribbean’s most populous island and initiating transship Read More »

Steel imports plummet due to dearth of orders at end of 2008

AJOT | March 26, 2009 | International Trade

'Imports plummeted in February both from January 2009 and February 2008 levels, reflecting the sharp decline in import orders after steel demand dried up last fall. The import pipeline has simply become empty. Even imports of OCTG, which had been robust Read More »

Global trade important engine for recovery

AJOT | March 09, 2009 | International Trade

Reflecting on the ongoing debate of nationalization versus globalization in the margins of the recent meeting of European heads of state in Brussels, CEO DHL Express Europe, Scott Price, said: 'Global trade is the engine for economic recovery and any move Read More »

Steel market remains depressed

AJOT | February 24, 2009 | International Trade

Total imports in January were 2.34 million tons based on preliminary reporting. 'The steel market remains depressed, and arrivals reflect that hard reality as imports continue to slow from non-NAFTA countries, with exceptions from countries supplying sla Read More »

Premium Article  Consumer goods, especially apparel, reveal trade shifts

Karen Thuermer | February 22, 2009 | International Trade

Consumer spending is considerably down, but that does not mean all is doom and gloom at US seaports where consumer products are concerned. What is a concern, says Robin W. Lanier, executive director of the Waterfront Coalition in Washington, DC, is a pro- Read More »

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