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Trump lashes out at China ‘rip off’ just as trade talks resume

Bloomberg | July 30, 2019 | International Trade

Steve Madden can’t stomach tariffs alone as it plans price hikes

Bloomberg | July 30, 2019 | International Trade

Mississippi commerce needs US investments to defend against future flooding
Ports & Terminals
Stas Margaronis | Top Story | July 30, 2019

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Mississippi commerce needs US investments to defend against future flooding

Maritime commerce along the Mississippi River is slowly recovering after 2019 rains and floods disrupted port operations, shipping, tug and barge services, roads and farming, but the region cannot fully recover without a dramatic increase in federal spending for expanded levels of flood control that must be made along with federal spending for other long-neglected infrastructure investments, according to Sean Duffy, executive director of the Louisiana-based Big River Coalition.
ZEAMARINE secures largest contract to date

AJOT | July 30, 2019 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

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Efficiency requirements for residential central AC and heat pumps to rise in 2023

AJOT | July 30, 2019 | Energy

Beginning in 2023, all new residential central air-conditioning and air-source heat pump systems sold in the United States will be required to meet new minimum energy efficiency standards. The most recent minimum energy efficiency standards for these equipment types went into effect in 2015, and for the first time, separate standards were set for cooling central air conditioners sold in the northern parts of the United States and those sold in the southern parts. The new standards continue to set different cooling efficiency levels for air conditioners in the south, and they also require an increase in the heating efficiency of all air-source heat pumps.

CMA CGM GRR - from Asia to West Africa for August 2019

AJOT | July 30, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Schneider launches intermodal service in Barstow, CA

AJOT | July 30, 2019 | Intermodal | Trucking

Majority of Trump’s trade aid went to biggest farms, study finds

Bloomberg | July 30, 2019 | International Trade

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OSRL increases SWIS air freight capability with new transport skid for Singapore capping stack

AJOT | July 30, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airports | Airlines

OSRL has announced the order for a second AN-124 aircraft transport skid with L+M AG for the Singapore located capping stack to further enhance the air freight capabilities of the Subsea Well Intervention Service (SWIS) as requested and supported by our subscribers.

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U.S. Gain hires Mills to grow West Coast presence

AJOT | July 30, 2019 | Energy

U.S. Gain®, a leader in development, procurement and distribution of renewable natural gas (RNG) for the transportation market, is excited to announce the hiring of Marten Mills to its business development team.   In his new position with U.S. Gain, Mills will help the company find RNG dispensing opportunities in the Northern California and Pacific Northwest markets. He brings more than 12 years of experience in natural gas station design and construction.  

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Port of Savannah moves record 4.5M TEUs

AJOT | July 30, 2019 | Ports & Terminals

The Port of Savannah moved a record 4.5 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase of more than 305,000  TEUs or 7.3 percent.

Hong Kong leader sees no room for economic optimism on trade war

Bloomberg | July 30, 2019 | International Trade

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Port of Boston sets new record in cargo volumes

AJOT | July 30, 2019 | Ports & Terminals

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced another record year for the Port of Boston’s Paul W. Conley Container Terminal. From July 2018 through June 2019, Conley handled 307,331 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) – an 8% increase in cargo volumes over FY2018 and a new all-time record for the fifth consecutive year. Total imports also rose by 12% over FY18 to 152,960 TEUs in advance of pending tariffs.

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