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Late deal with striking Canada border service officers cuts short mounting traffic jams
Go-slow job action launched last Friday morning by some 9,000 Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officers with enormous implications for the smooth flow of Canada-US trade fortunately lasted well under a day after marathon bargaining sessions produced a deal with the Canadian federal government. Otherwise, the conflict would have also further complicated this Monday’s planned reopening of the border to vaccinated American travelers.
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Taiwan eyes a greater geo-economics role to assert its presence in the international arena
The island’s ports play a vital role in sustaining Taiwan’s external trade, an important economic lifeline
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Canadian border service officers launch strike action impacting supply chains
Some 9,000 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers early today launched a work-to-rule job action just three days before the Canada-U.S. border is set to open to vaccinated U.S. travelers on Monday.
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Long Beach’s Cordero predicts LA/LB will process 19 million TEUs in 2021
Mario Cordero, executive director, Port of Long Beach, predicted the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports combined will process 19 million TEUs in 2021.
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Takeaways from Laurentia’s demise
Though Canada’s federal government earlier this summer firmly rejected the Port of Quebec’s dream of building a second container port on the St. Lawrence River on the basis of serious environmental issues, there were big question marks already on the commercial viability of the Laurentia project.
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An Urgent Upgrade: 3G’s Sunset and the Dawn of 5G
Wireless network technology is continuing to evolve, and members of the transportation industry who have come to rely on 3G networks for telematics in their connected vehicles have to consider how they’re going to keep up, lest they get left behind.
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Union Pacific discloses $7 billion for “share repurchases”
Under fire from importers and exporters for service cutbacks and from rail employees for lay-offs and followed by a seven-day rail service suspension from West Coast ports in July, Union Pacific disclosed that it has accumulated approximately $7 billion for “share repurchases.”
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Proposed APM container terminal at Port of Plaquemines could pose challenge to Port of New Orleans
In May, the Port of Plaquemines (located South of New Orleans) and APM Terminals (APMT) announced a plan to locate and build a state-of-the-art container terminal that can handle the largest container ships.
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On the path to decarbonize shipping
Reducing CO2 emissions and achieving a sustainable maritime industry
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Opinion: Proposed A’s Ballpark and Condo Development Threatens Future of Port of Oakland
Since first conceived, the Oakland A’s plan to build condominiums and a new ballpark at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal has sounded alarms for import/export stakeholders at the West Coast’s third-busiest port.
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