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Premium Article  Latin America faces challenges with fall in commodity prices

International Trade - Mar 30 2015 at 10:05 AM

For nearly a decade the major economies of South America rode a growth wave propelled by high prices for export commodities. In 2014 the wave crashed down as commodity prices dropped. Now it is a question of who will recover quickest and best, economies like Chile on the west coast or the mega-economy Brazil. Read More »

Premium Article  Poultry industry flourishing, controversies and all Exports set records

International Trade - Mar 30 2015 at 09:40 AM

In the last year, the United States poultry industry has been dealing with much more than chickens and eggs. The nation’s poultry purveyors have found themselves at the center of geopolitical controversies, global public health disputes, and cases decided by the World Trade Organization. Read More »

Premium Article  Jamaican perishables company tradition of expanding worldwide

International Trade - Mar 30 2015 at 08:04 AM

Being a homegrown business, Jamaica Producers Group finds its best bet is investing in what could become a key global transshipment port. Read More »

Premium Article  “Emerging Nordics” signifies Baltic shift towards Western Europe

International Trade - Mar 29 2015 at 10:09 AM

The Baltic nations are moving further away from an East-West alignment with Russia, to a North-South alignment with Western Europe. The annexation of Crimea by Russia is troubling for the Baltic states, nonetheless, trade opportunities abound for the Baltics. Read More »

Premium Article  Alpine Fresh’s Yager sees South Florida as hub for Latin American produce trade

People Interviews International Trade - Mar 25 2015 at 04:35 PM

As co-founder and chief executive officer of Miami-based produce leader Alpine Fresh Inc., Walter Yager has, over the past 27 years, learned the value of listening – an appreciation he passes along to future generations through coaching youth baseball. Read More »

Premium Article  M&L Refrigerated Terminal Assesses Port Slowdown Impact

Ports & Terminals Terminals Terminal Operator - Mar 25 2015 at 04:23 PM

The recent labor slowdown at U.S. Pacific coast ports, plus continuing congestion problems, could result in the loss of U.S. agricultural exports particularly in the time-sensitive perishable market according to a refrigerated terminal executive. Read More »

Premium Article  Reefer gets a rethink

International Trade - Mar 25 2015 at 07:52 AM

The reefer business has been one of the few bright spots in container shipping since the meltdown in 2009. But with bigger ships, more plugs and tepid economies in source countries, reefer is now getting a rethink. Read More »

Premium Article  Cold chain opportunities for Panama

International Trade - Mar 24 2015 at 05:54 PM

To capture the business, FrigoService has long-term plans to expand warehousing on 40 acres in Chilibre where the company sees increased warehousing space easily accommodating several major suppliers and handling large volumes of inventories. Read More »

Premium Article  Logistics platforms proliferate near Panama Canal entrance

Ports & Terminals Canal and Waterway - Mar 24 2015 at 07:49 AM

Transshipment hubs are vying for business from the Panama Canal expansion. Panama’s location is key for timely delivery to emerging Latin American markets. Read More »

Premium Article  Rail Baltica project major step towards linking Baltics

Intermodal Rail - Mar 24 2015 at 07:48 AM

Rail Baltica, the high-speed rail project that will connect Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia with Western Europe, represents a major step toward modernizing transportation infrastructure in the three Baltic countries. Read More »

Premium Article  Florida Atlantic Coast ports prepare to handle increasing cargo volumes

Ports & Terminals Ports - Mar 16 2015 at 08:29 AM

In anticipation of the expanded Panama Canal opening to bigger ships in 2016, plus keeping an eye on potential Cuba trade opportunities, officials of ports along Florida’s Atlantic Coast are advancing a plethora of projects to efficiently handle increasing cargo activity. Read More »

Premium Article  Ambitious Quebec maritime strategy blueprint nearing completion

Liner Shipping - Mar 16 2015 at 08:29 AM

The Quebec government that came to power last spring is proceeding with an unprecedented plan to soon unveil a maritime strategy blueprint seeking to transform the St. Lawrence River into a competitive gateway of choice for continental logistics and for trans-Atlantic trade in the coming years. A June launch date has been announced. Read More »

Premium Article  Sugar is not always so sweet

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 13 2015 at 07:15 AM

Commodities are complicated and sugar is complicated. Americans may enjoy their sweet treats, but the transport of the substance and trade policies surrounding the commodity, are involved and political. Read More »

Premium Article  For international freight forwarders cyber crimes are a very real threat

Transport Intermediaries - Mar 13 2015 at 07:15 AM

Historically, maritime fraud has generally been a low-tech business built more on simple deception, or failing that, brute force. But that is all changing as Matt Miller writes, the game is changing fast and cyber crime represents the dark side of the highly computerized supply chain. Read More »

Premium Article  The Year of the Goat for break-bulk shipping?

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 12 2015 at 09:34 AM

Dry bulk shipping has had a difficult run over the last twelve months and the outlook for the Year of the Goat is looking pretty cantankerous. Read More »

Premium Article  Cargo dangers, code ambiguities may have led to January bulk casualties

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 12 2015 at 09:22 AM

Sinking of bauxite carrying Bulk Jupiter cost 18 lives and is causing a rethinking of industry standards. Read More »

Premium Article  For project professionals keeping the edge means sharpening the saw

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 11 2015 at 08:51 AM

ike all forms of transportation and logistics, project forwarding will always be around. But like every other industry, for a company to survive and grow they will need to adapt to the changing business environment. If you want to be among the living you will have to be faster, smarter and non-complacent. At the risk of sounding cliché, we all will have to change with the times. Read More »

Premium Article  Changes at Vancouver breakbulk terminals

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 11 2015 at 08:50 AM

Last year Port Metro Vancouver was able to break the previous years’ cargo records in spite of a strike by container truckers in March. Read More »

Premium Article  Powell shares pride in family business, extends tradition as NCBFAA president

People Interviews Transport Intermediaries - Mar 10 2015 at 07:56 AM

In his roles as president of CH Powell Co. and president of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Geoffrey C. “Geoff” Powell carries on a family tradition built on collaboration and respect. Read More »

Premium Article  Steel scrap price plummet

Breakbulk & Projects Breakbulk - Mar 09 2015 at 11:37 AM

But the end of the drop may be in sight as scrap and ore prices reach balance Read More »