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Will Biden bring US back into TPP?

Peter Buxbaum | February 22, 2021 | International Trade

Diverse ports of Florida’s Atlantic Coast carry on with infrastructure enhancements
Diverse ports of Florida’s Atlantic Coast carry on with infrastructure enhancements

Paul Scott Abbott | February 22, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Ports along Florida’s Atlantic Coast are advancing billions of dollars of infrastructure enhancements to increase capabilities for efficiently handling everything from a broad spectrum of containerized and breakbulk goods to artificial reef modules and recovered rocket boosters.

Florida Gulf Coast ports host array of traditional and atypical activities
Florida Gulf Coast ports host array of traditional and atypical activities

Paul Scott Abbott | February 22, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

From moving containerized produce imports and wood pellet exports to hosting operations supporting space exploration and ocean floor pipe-laying, ports on the Gulf Coast of Florida are home to a broad array of activities.

Will CPTPP welcome US back?
Will CPTPP welcome US back?

Peter Buxbaum | February 22, 2021 | International Trade

In April 2018, 15 months after he pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, former President Donald Trump reportedly ordered the U.S. Trade Representative to look into the possibility of rejoining the accord.

PhilaPort serving US Northeast with velocity, proximity, flexibility
PhilaPort serving US Northeast with velocity, proximity, flexibility

Paul Scott Abbott | February 08, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Those three words are chosen by PhilaPort’s longtime director of marketing, Sean Mahoney, to sum up what Philadelphia’s seaport has to offer shippers seeking to efficiently reach U.S. Northeast markets.

South Jersey Ports: Coming back from COVID-19
South Jersey Ports: Coming back from COVID-19

Peter Buxbaum | February 08, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Interruptions in international trade thanks to Trump administration policies and the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic took their toll on the volumes of some commodities handled at the facilities of South Jersey Port Corporation in 2020.

SJPC looking for 50% steel jump in early 2021
SJPC looking for 50% steel jump in early 2021

Peter Buxbaum | February 08, 2021 | Maritime News | Breakbulk News | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The South Jersey Port Corporation anticipates steel volumes, savaged by the COVID-19 global recession and punishing Trump tariffs, will increase significantly this winter as manufacturers replenish inventories to gear up production and as COVID-19 vaccines come online, signaling an anticipated control of the pandemic.

Wilmington delivering as
Wilmington delivering as

Paul Scott Abbott | February 08, 2021 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Wilmington, Delaware, not only has just delivered the nation’s “Top Banana” to the White House in the person of Joe Biden, but it is continuing to lead the way as the No. 1 U.S. gateway for banana imports and more as the Port of Wilmington enters its third year of operation under a division of United Arab Emirates-based Gulftainer.

2020: COVID-19 and trade
2020: COVID-19 and trade

George Lauriat | February 08, 2021 | International Trade

The 2020 U.S. Importer chart provides a detailed look at a chaotic year in international trade – a year marked by the COVID-19 crisis and political and economic upheaval.

U.S.-China de-coupling – a big red herring
U.S.-China de-coupling – a big red herring

Peter Buxbaum | February 08, 2021 | International Trade

The notion of de-coupling the economic relationship between the United States and China is something of a red herring.

Retail 2021: It’s all about distribution
Retail 2021: It’s all about distribution

Peter Buxbaum | February 08, 2021 | International Trade

Expect a resurgence in local shopping centers and a convergence of channels

Biden Administration hits reset button for international trade
Biden Administration hits reset button for international trade

Matt Miller | February 08, 2021 | International Trade

The Biden Administration will have to address numerous trade related issues in the coming months. It’s expected the administration will make moves back to a multilateral trading system but what will that mean in real world terms?

Jones Act won’t stop US offshore wind
Jones Act won’t stop US offshore wind

Peter Buxbaum | January 25, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News

The first U.S.-flag installation vessel is under construction. Until its completion in 2023, there are workarounds.

New administration policies could put wind energy over the top
New administration policies could put wind energy over the top

Peter Buxbaum | January 25, 2021 | Project / Heavy Lift News | Energy News | Alternative

Policy commitments to generate $1 trillion in investments and one-million jobs

Savannah’s new rail facility providing mega-boost to intermodal capabilities
Savannah’s new rail facility providing mega-boost to intermodal capabilities

Paul Scott Abbott | January 25, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Already the third-busiest U.S. gateway for containerized cargo, the Georgia Ports Authority’s Port of Savannah is enjoying a mega-boost in its inland intermodal capabilities as Garden City Terminal container volumes soar to record highs.

AJOT’s Top 100 North American Trucking Companies 2020
AJOT’s Top 100 North American Trucking Companies 2020

AJOT | January 04, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

North America's top 100 trucking companies using data collected by AJOT resources.

Is the electric semi ready to charge down a highway near you?
Is the electric semi ready to charge down a highway near you?

Matt Miller | December 21, 2020 | Shipping Technology

No doubt the electric semi is on its way, but it may take some time to replace the ubiquitous tractor trailers churning over the nation’s freeways. But by the late 2030s the sound of the grinding grunt of diesels may be replaced by the near-silent whirr of electric motors.

No-deal Brexit “carnage” for logistics’ sector
No-deal Brexit “carnage” for logistics’ sector

Matt Miller | December 21, 2020 | International Trade

European Union and British negotiators continue last-ditch efforts to fashion a free-trade pact. Otherwise, the United Kingdom will start the new year with what is called a no-deal Brexit, a nightmare of tariffs-laden trade that would batter the UK economy and depress commerce in Europe as a whole.

Digital technologies key to COVID vaccine distribution
Digital technologies key to COVID vaccine distribution

Peter Buxbaum | December 21, 2020 | Logistics

But with automation comes increased cybersecurity risk

Reefer trade’s resilience stands out during pandemic
Reefer trade’s resilience stands out during pandemic

George Lauriat | December 21, 2020 | Maritime News | Liner Shipping

The reefer business has been called “pandemic proof” as demand has continued to grow throughout the Covid-19 crisis. But there are a number of underlying “catalysts” driving the reefer market that grant it some immunity from economic vicissitudes as Greg Tuthill, CCO of SeaCube, explains in an interview.

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