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China regulator says scandal-hit food supplier forged production dates

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | International Trade

Regulators in Shanghai have found that scandal-hit China-based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them after their expiry, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Read More »

US sets anti-dumping duties on solar imports from China, Taiwan

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | International Trade

The United States set new import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan after the Commerce Department found that the solar panels and cells are being sold too cheaply on the U.S. market. Read More »

China condemns US anti-dumping duties on solar imports

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | International Trade

China's Commerce Ministry castigated the United States for setting new import duties on Chinese solar products, saying Washington's actions risked damaging the industry in both countries. Read More »

US group overhauls China business in meat safety scandal

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | International Trade

A leading U.S. meat supplier said that a Chinese unit at the centre of a food safety scandal had issues that were "absolutely inconsistent" with the group's high standards. Read More »

Microsoft says government officials make sudden visits to China offices

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | International Trade

Chinese government officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft Corp offices in China, a spokeswoman for the company said on Monday, but declined to give any reason for the inspections. Read More »

US food group CEO to brief media as McDonald’s feels pinch in China food scandal

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | International Trade

The head of U.S. meat supplier OSI Group, the parent company of a Chinese firm at the centre of a food safety scandal, will hold a news conference in Shanghai, as McDonald's Corp struck more meat dishes off its menus in China. Read More »

Nissan aims to boost US sales and profit as it closes on Honda

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | International Trade

Nissan Motor Co Ltd aims to boost sales and profitability in the United States, its biggest market, an executive said, after Japan's No.2 automaker posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly U.S. sales, closing in on rival Honda Motor Co. Read More »

Amazon to open five new warehouses in India

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | Intermodal | International Trade

Amazon.com Inc's Indian unit will open five new warehouses in the country, which will almost double its storage capacity to half a million square feet, the company said in a statement. Read More »

Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry businesses to JBS

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | International Trade

Tyson Foods Inc TSN.N, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to bigger global rival JBS SA's JBSS3.SA Pilgrim's Pride for $575 million. Read More »

Japan, Mexico sign carbon trade deal

Reuters | July 28, 2014 | International Trade

Japan and Mexico have signed a deal for Japanese companies to earn carbon credits by investing in technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico - in Japan's 12th bilateral carbon agreement. Read More »

Dredging on Barbours Cut Channel Project under way

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Dredging has started on the first of two improvement projects to deepen the Port of Houston Authority's container terminal channels from 40 feet to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel. Read More »

Premium Article  Bulk breaking bad

Carole Lauriat | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Dry bulk freight rates are in a prolonged trough. Will the cycle break before the year is out? Where will the investment in ships come from? Read More »

Konecranes and its Danish lift truck distributor deliver of the world’s most powerful reach stacker

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

Konecranes and its Danish lift truck distributor deliver of the world’s most powerful reach stacker

On June 11, Konecranes’ Danish distributor of lift trucks NC Nielsen delivered a 100 metric ton (MT) capacity reach stacker to Jutlandia Terminal in Esbjerg, Denmark. The terminal is using the reach stacker to handle and transport blades and components for wind turbines. Read More »

Premium Article  How shale oil is reshaping the US energy landscape

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Energy | Discovery

The recent shale revolution has brought about a powerful transformation in the country’s economic profile; creating jobs, driving new prosperity and also bringing us closer to true energy independence. Read More »

Premium Article  Harsco’s Bell parlays sales experience into shaping steel transport practices

Paul Scott Abbott | July 28, 2014 | People | Interviews | Breakbulk & Projects

Harsco’s Bell parlays sales experience into shaping steel transport practices

In making transportation decisions for America’s leading grating manufacturer, Lance Bell relies upon nearly two decades of experience in steel industry sales to diligently pinpoint the most cost-effective supply chain scenarios. Read More »

 Evergreen announces improvements to UK and Ireland services

AJOT | July 28, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Evergreen Line has announced enhancements to its services to/from Dublin (Ireland) and Liverpool (Northwest England). From its hub in Rotterdam, the line will offer a twice-weekly service to Dublin and dedicated slots on a weekly basis to Liverpool. Read More »

Premium Article  Planning heavy haul: The British Columbia option

Leo Quigley | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Planning heavy haul: The British Columbia option

Establishing heavy haul routes key to opening up cargo flow to Western Canada – consulting firms say revision of regulatory process essential to building routes. Read More »

Premium Article  Shipping steel coils has become a niche segment for some forwarders

Manik Mehta | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Shipping large coils of steel by sea requires highly specialized skills and handling, and there are very few forwarders who have gained expertise in what is a highly specialized niche segment. Read More »

Premium Article  Atlantic carriers face looming severe fuel regulations

Leo Ryan | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Atlantic carriers face looming severe fuel regulations

On both sides of the Atlantic, anxiety is rising in the boardrooms of shipping lines transporting containers, bulk and breakbulk to and from North America or between North European ports. They face compliance with tough, costly fuel regulations that will not immediately apply to any other trade lanes. Read More »

Premium Article  Steel scrap expects to recover from the doldrums ; Industry analyst foresees signs of growth

Peter Buxbaum | July 28, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects

Global steel production rose by 3.5 percent to an all-time-high of 1.6 billion tons last year, but those higher figures did not translate into increased movements of steel scrap in international trade. The reason, according to industry leaders, is that leading buyers of scrap cut their imports sharply, China by 10.2 percent over 2012 and India, by more than 30 percent in the last nine month of the year even after importing record volumes of ferrous scrap in the first quarter. Read More »

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