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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Premium Article  Canada’s Atlantic trade mirroring economic downturn

Leo Ryan | May 03, 2009 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals

The global recession has caught up with shipping lines, ports and terminal operators active on Canada’s east coast. While the Port of Halifax recently received some good news with the addition of two new container customers, the overall downward trend on Read More »

Premium Article  Corps allocates two percent of stimulus funds to Great Lakes

AJOT | May 03, 2009 | Intermodal | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Transport Intermediaries

The Great Lakes came up way short when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided how to divvy up the $4.6 billion Congress gave it for job creation and infrastructure improvements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Corps allocated only 2 Read More »

Premium Article  Swimming the Great Pond - Trans-Atlantic Trade 2009

George Lauriat | May 03, 2009 | International Trade

Trade between the US and Europe accounts for nearly 40% of the world’s trade. Approximately, 25% of the US-European trade total is with firms that have a stake on each other’s side of the pond. Despite the obvious success there are vexing trade issues: be Read More »

Steel exports decline first two months of 2009

AJOT | April 29, 2009 | International Trade

Following a record year in 2008, American steel exports have turned down sharply in the first two months of 2009 compared to 2008. Exports to nearly every region of the globe, except for non-NAFTA Western Hemisphere countries and Africa fell, some signif Read More »

Premium Article  One woman’s impact on the trade

Peter Buxbaum | April 19, 2009 | International Trade | Transport Intermediaries

Unusually for the mobile and fluid 21st century America, Mary Jo Muoio has spent her entire 27-year career in the same industry and with the same company. Maybe that was the best way she could make her mark. Read More »

ECT and Kombiverkehr launch Betuwe Express to Duisburg

AJOT | April 16, 2009 | International Trade


ECT and Kombiverkehr jointly gave the signal for the launch of the 'Betuwe-Express'. The train will operate a daily service between the ECT terminals in Rotterdam Maasvlakte and the DeCeTe hinterland terminal in Duisburg. The connection allows dire Read More »

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 »

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