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US to pay $300 million to end Brazil cotton trade dispute

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | International Trade

The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million to settle a decade-old dispute over cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the settlement said, the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal. Read More »

Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China's naval muscle-flexing in Asia. Read More »

Only Ukraine and EU can change trade deal, Barroso tells Putin

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | International Trade

Amendments to a EU-Ukraine trade deal at the centre of tensions between Russia and the West can only be agreed between Brussels and Kiev, the head of the European Commission has said. Read More »

Carrot-and-stick: Challenges ahead for the Chinese economy

AJOT | October 01, 2014 | International Trade

Carrot-and-stick: Challenges ahead for the Chinese economy

Since the beginning of the year, the Chinese government has continued its efforts to implement various items on the reform agenda, particularly those concerning fine-tuning the structure of the Chinese economy. Read More »

Port Manatee garners 21st straight accounting award

AJOT | October 01, 2014 | Ports & Terminals

For a 21st consecutive year, the Manatee County Port Authority has been honored with the highest recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting. Read More »

Thoresen Thai buys into food and beverage maker Sino Grandness

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Breakbulk

Thai dry bulk carrier Thoresen Thai Agencies PCL expects revenues to rise more than 40 percent in its fiscal year ending September 2015 due to improving freight rates and higher contributions from energy and fertilizer businesses. Read More »

Port Manatee garners 21st straight accounting award

AJOT | October 01, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

For a 21st consecutive year, the Manatee County Port Authority has been honored with the highest recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting. Read More »

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority issues REI for Southport development

AJOT | October 01, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority issues REI for Southport development

Officials of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority today released a Request for Expressions of Interest (R.E.I.) for the development of its Southport Terminal Complex Read More »

James B. Gattoni To Succeed Henry H. Gerkens As Landstar CEO

PR Newswire | October 01, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services, announced today that its Board of Directors has named James B. Gattoni President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 29, 2014. Read More »

Indonesia’s Pertamina seeks US LNG supply, shale equity

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | Energy

Indonesia’s Pertamina is in talks to secure a greater supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States and to buy into a shale gas producer there, the state oil and gas firm said, as it looks overseas to fill gaps left by declining domestic output and higher demand. Read More »

Dubai port operator DP World to develop free zone in Senegal

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, is looking to develop a free zone in Senegal, Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said on Wednesday. Read More »

South Korean bulk shipper Pan Ocean up for sale since court receivership

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | Liner Shipping

South Korea’s largest bulk shipper Pan Ocean Co Ltd has been put up for auction, according to a sales notice on Wednesday, becoming the latest asset to be sold by a mid-tier conglomerate which collapsed after an ill-fated expansion drive. Read More »

Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China’s naval muscle-flexing in Asia. Read More »

Shell says Westward Ho pipeline on hold

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | Energy | Pipeline

Royal Dutch Shell Plc has put its 300,000 barrels per day Louisiana-to-Texas Westward Ho oil pipeline project on hold as newer pipelines have already swamped the region with hundreds of thousands of barrels of domestic light sweet crude per day. Read More »

US, Brazil close to ending cotton trade rift

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

The United States and Brazil are close to settling a decade-old trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Minister Neri Geller told Reuters, in what would be the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal. Read More »

US confident can find balance with EU on investor rights

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

The United States is keen to include investor protection in a trade pact being negotiated with the European Union and will work with EU officials to find the right balance, a senior U.S. trade official said. Read More »

No US ‘chlorine chicken’ in Europe, EU’s health nominee says

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

The EU's nominee for health chief pledged to oppose the import of some U.S. foodstuffs such as chemically-treated meat that Washington hopes to be able to sell to Europe under a planned multi-billion-dollar transatlantic trade deal. Read More »

Modi must resist US pressure on drug patents

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must not give in to U.S. pressure to change intellectual property laws which allow India to produce generic medicines poor people can afford, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said. Read More »

China regulator approves Apple’s iPhone 6 for sale in China

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

Apple Inc's iPhone 6 can now be sold in China, after the company received a licence for the device to be used on China's wireless networks, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on its website. Read More »

Import controls drive slide in Argentine industrial output

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

Argentine industrial output shrank in August as stricter import restrictions in the first month after the country's debt default hit manufacturers reliant on parts from abroad and recession in Brazil hurt demand for automobiles. Read More »

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