French farmers’ angry, sometimes violent protests over the past fortnight in blocking major highways across the country, as they push to obtain better working conditions, has placed the European Union’s agricultural policy firmly under the spotlight while also reviving a nationalistic and protectionist outlook on trade.
Potential waterfront labor stoppages at Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Montreal are once more on the radar screen. Federal mediators have been brought in to help avert a repeat of the strike actions by unionized dockers against maritime employers at Canada’s three biggest container ports that severely hit supply chains in the past few years.
West Coast ports, particularly Los Angeles and Long Beach but also Oakland, Seattle-Tacoma, and Vancouver, are expected to benefit from a surge of import and export business related to accessibility problems at the Panama and Suez Canals.
Part two of a two piece feature on the future of offshore floating wind power in the U.S. with the University of Maine’s Dr. Habib Dagher, the executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center.
The upcoming sale of German state-owned DB Schenker is big news — $13 to $16 billion — worth is the estimated sales value of the company. But who will buy this giant logistics enterprise and at what price? These are big questions that loom for not only Schenker’s but the entire logistics industry...