International Trade

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 »

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 »

Lloyd’s Register, TT Club and Noatum to speak at ICHCA seminar on risk in container operations

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

Major classification society, insurer and port operator confirmed to join other industry experts at educational seminar in Las Palmas Read More »

Apple delays larger iPad production till September

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | International Trade

Apple Inc will delay the start of production on a larger, 12.9-inch iPad until around September because of delays involving the supply of display panels, according to two media reports. Read More »

China backs e-commerce expansion in win for Alibaba, JD.com

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | International Trade

China will back e-commerce development and guide international expansion by Chinese internet companies, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, in an endorsement for firms such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and JD.com Inc. Read More »

CBP Officials cleared to speak at CONECT T&T 2015

AJOT | March 04, 2015 | International Trade

Despite fears of another government shutdown, CBP officials will attend and speak at CONECT's T&T Conference later this month. Read More »

IMF’s Lagarde: Success of Greek reforms rest on implementation

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | International Trade

The success of Greece’s reform plan depends on the framework that is put in place and how the overhaul is implemented, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. Read More »

German cooperative DZ Bank full-year profit up by nearly half

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | International Trade

Profit at German cooperative lender DZ Bank rose by nearly half last year, helped by a strong economy and fewer claims in its insurance business. Read More »

Oil storage at sea stalls as profit play fades

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | Energy | Maritime | International Trade

Traders are cutting plans to use tankers to store oil at sea as the price incentive recedes, the global head of oil at mining and commodities group Glencore’s said on Tuesday. Read More »

TT Club appoints Regional Claims Director EMEA

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

TT Club, the leading international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider, has appointed Justin Reynolds as Regional Claims Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Based in London, he will be responsible for handling member’s claims across the EMEA region. Read More »

Barclays gives information to U.S. precious metals probe

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

Barclays has been providing information to an investigation into precious metals by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), the bank said in its 2014 annual report on Tuesday, a week after a similar statement by HSBC. Read More »

EBRD to launch funding in Greece, promoting enterprise

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will launch a five-year program of loans and investments in Greece that EU governments hope can foster enterprise and growth to help revive an economy hobbled by public-sector debt. Read More »

Sluggish February U.S. car sales blamed on blustery weather

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

For the second year in a row, ferocious winter weather slowed U.S. vehicle sales in February, causing the major automakers to miss analysts’ bullish projections. Read More »

Major automakers miss bullish February sales expectations

Reuters | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

For the second year in a row, ferocious winter weather slowed U.S. vehicle sales in February, with several major automakers missing analysts’ projections and dampening bullish expectations. Read More »

Europe is becoming an internal market for biodiesel

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Energy | International Trade | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

In Rotterdam, Europe’s most important port for the handling, storage and production of biofuels, the throughput of these products was 15% lower in 2014 than in 2013, representing a decrease of 3.8 million tonnes. This is primarily due to a decrease in imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina as a result of extra import duties and taxes on dumping. Read More »

Global graphite market will reach US$ 17.56 billion in terms of value and 4.48 million tons in terms

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | International Trade

According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research “Global Market Study on Graphite: Battery Segment To Witness Highest Growth by 2020”, the global graphite market was valued at USD 13.62 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2014 to 2020, to reach USD 17.56 billion in 2020. Read More »

Surplus cash costs weigh on earnings of German transport bank DVB

Reuters | March 02, 2015 | International Trade

German transport bank DVB’s 2014 net profit fell 23 percent partly due to the cost of holding surplus cash as borrowers repaid loans faster than the lender could attract new business, Chief Executive Wolfgang Driese said. Read More »

Brazil poultry, pork producers unable to fill some export orders -industry

Reuters | March 01, 2015 | International Trade

Brazilian poultry and pork producers are struggling to fill export orders after 10 days of road blockages caused by protesting truck drivers in Brazil, the president of Abpa industry group, Francisco Turra, told Reuters on Friday. Read More »

British fuel imports spike as refineries close

Reuters | March 01, 2015 | Energy | Refinery | International Trade

Britain’s net imports of petroleum products more than tripled last year after a new wave of refinery closures and capacity cuts left the country unable to meet its demand. Read More »

U.S. And California To Be Economic Powerhouses In 2015

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | International Trade

Domestic sources of demand, from businesses to consumers, will push economic growth in the U.S. and California to higher levels in 2015 -- and lead to even better numbers in 2016. Read More »