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27.05.2019

Tariffs threaten US electronics import growth

Chinese government policy to move up the manufacturing value chain is one of the underlying causes of the US-China trade dispute. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Growing demand […]
27.05.2019

US ag exporters accelerate focus on Southeast Asia

Exports of agricultural products to China in 2018 slumped 24.5 percent from 2017. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Containerized agricultural exports will remain the backhaul commodity of choice […]
25.05.2019

Automation fears spur ILWU Canada union strike

A work stoppage at the two largest container terminals in Vancouver would be devastating for a port whose facilities are already operating at 85 percent utilization. […]
25.05.2019

Looming low-sulfur rule gives breakbulk shipping jitters

The shipping sector will face a raft of challenges ahead of the January 1 IMO 2020 deadline. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. BREMEN, Germany – The path to […]
24.05.2019

US resin exporters worry over tariff effect on slot space

With resin production on the Gulf Coast primed to enjoy an unprecedented boom, the US-China tariff war threatens to reduce exports to the largest market. Exporters […]
24.05.2019

Shippers urged to revise contracts if free time is without chassis

Shippers have little recourse but to pay demurrage expenses when there are chassis shortages. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. HOUSTON — Shippers of containers moving on rails who exceed […]
24.05.2019

Eyeing trade pressures, Maersk focusing on profitability

Maersk said it will refrain from ordering capacity until 2020 at the earliest and will instead focus on more fully utilizing its existing capacity of more […]
24.05.2019

Buenos Aires port consolidation sparks competition questions

Bidding is expected to launch in October for a $1.9 billion, 50-year concession to redevelop the Puerto Nuevo area of Buenos Aires. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The […]
24.05.2019

Memphis chassis woes now part of rail demurrage probe

Chassis shortages have caused shippers in Memphis to deal with rail demurrage penalties. A white paper on solutions has been entered into the record of a […]
24.05.2019

Newark land seizure opens port warehousing potential

Newark hopes that the seizure of about 45 land tracts next to the Port of New York and New Jersey, including abandoned and badly maintained parcels, […]