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Apple Supplier Is Worst China Performer After Screen Prices Drop

Bloomberg | June 18, 2018 | International Trade

Mexico’s Biggest Bank BBVA Proposes Nafta Negotiator as Chairman

Bloomberg | June 18, 2018 | International Trade

American Air Partner Sees More Flight Cancellations This Week

Bloomberg | June 18, 2018 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Trump Has a Point on Dairy, Canada’s Biggest Cheesemaker Says
International Trade
Bloomberg | Top Story | June 18, 2018

Trump Has a Point on Dairy, Canada’s Biggest Cheesemaker Says

Canada’s largest dairy processor is voicing an opinion that’s probably unpopular with the nation’s farmers: Donald Trump has a point.
Hapag-Lloyd: Terminal Handling Charges Destination change in Portugal

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Baron Announces Baron Weather API for Fleet Operations

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | Intermodal | Trucking

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Port of Oakland import volume flat in May

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Port of Oakland import cargo volume in May was unchanged from a year ago. The Port said today that it handled 82,465 TEUs of import cargo last month, nearly identical to container statistics from May 2017. A TEU is a 20-foot equivalent unit, which is a standard measure in the container shipping industry.

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Intermarine appoints VSH-United Inc. as Commercial Representative in Guyana

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | Maritime | Breakbulk News

Intermarine, LLC, a global leader in the transport of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, has just appointed VSH-United (Guyana) Inc., a Guyanese registered company, as Intermarine’s Commercial Representative in Guyana. Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) will remain as Port Agent.

Soo Locks improvements finally gaining momentum?
Ports & Terminals
AJOT | Top Story | June 18, 2018

Soo Locks improvements finally gaining momentum?

Long-sought improvements and upgrades to Michigan's Soo Locks complex in Sault Ste. Marie, considered a vital linchpin to the nation’s economy and national security, appears to finally be getting some long overdue attention on multiple fronts, according to Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) National Legislative Counsel John Kran.
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Rolling Strong and Enrollment First partnership bring proactive healthcare approach to trucking

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | Intermodal | Trucking

Rolling Strong, the provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers, as well as owner-operators, today announced a partnership with Enrollment First, Inc. to offer affordable insurance benefits to owner-operators, and to fleets with independent contractors.

Port of Lorain Receives 2017 Season ‘Pacesetter Award’

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

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Crowley Presented Humanitarian Award by Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Crowley Maritime Corporation recently received a Humanitarian Award from Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) for its relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

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FBX Update: Global Container Index at Highest Point All Year

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | International Trade

The global container index has been at 2018 highs over the past two weeks. Falls on the transpacific lanes were largely offset by rises on the China-Europe lanes

Nestlé and XPO Logistics Build a Digital Warehouse of the Future in the UK
Logistics
AJOT | Top Story | June 18, 2018

Nestlé and XPO Logistics Build a Digital Warehouse of the Future in the UK

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution center at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire, UK.
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New SEDNA Platform Slashes Transaction Time and Costs; Provides New Level of Security

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | Logistics

New version of transaction management platform saves companies millions of dollars through usability and speed efficiencies; reduces threat of cyber-attack through multi-factor authentication

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Megalift transports generator stators and transformers

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | Project / Heavy Lift

Jimah East Power 2 x 1000 MW Coal Fired Power Plant is an ongoing project under the EPCC of IHI-Toshiba-Hyundai Consortium. XLProjects member Megalift Malaysia has been appointed as the official logistics provider to transport the cargo from Port Klang (the designated port of discharge) to the site in Port Dickson in the state of Negeri Sembilan.

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Keynote United Fresh 2018

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | International Trade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, will join United Fresh attendees as the opening keynote speaker on Tuesday June 26 in Chicago. Secretary Perdue will address the key issues facing the produce industry, from immigration reform and the need for a legal workforce to NAFTA and the need to retain a fair international trade framework for agriculture. “We’re honored that Secretary Perdue will join us in Chicago,” said United Fresh President & CEO Tom Stenzel. “He’s a proven leader for agriculture, helping the Administration and Congress both to understand the importance of feeding the world. A task that requires a secure U.S. workforce, and a global trade system that supports both producers and consumers.” The fruit and vegetable industry is highly dependent on our workforce in order to sustain and grow our industry to meet increasing demand for fresh fruits and vegetables. Likewise, our ability to trade around the globe in an open and equal import/export environment allows our businesses to grow beyond our nation’s borders in order to better serve U.S. consumers.   Secretary Perdue will speak at the United Fresh 2018 Keynote Breakfast taking place on Tuesday, June 26, from 8:00 to 10:00 am at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The event requires a United Fresh All Access Package. Attendees who have already registered for Trade Show Only passes, as well as exhibitors, can upgrade their registration. To upgrade your current registration, navigate through your existing registration confirmation. If you have not yet registered for United Fresh 2018, visit www.unitedfreshshow.org and make your plans to attend and hear one of the most important leaders in agriculture today. Once again, United Fresh will co-locate with the Global Cold Chain Expo and the International Floriculture Expo, and new this year, the debut of the SmartFood Expo™ focused on fresh, healthy and better-for-you foods. Registration is available at www.unitedfreshshow.org. Media are invited to attend but must pre-register by contacting, United Fresh Senior Director of Marketing & Communications Mary Coppola.

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Adoption of autonomous vehicles could increase U.S. transportation energy consumption

AJOT | June 18, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

Autonomous vehicles are one of the main sources of uncertainty in the future of U.S. transportation energy consumption, as autonomous vehicle technology has the potential to change travel behavior, vehicle design, energy efficiency, and vehicle ownership.

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