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The what’s and wherefores of blockchain for the supply chain
  The what’s and wherefores of blockchain for the supply chain

Sep 29 2020 at 02:01 PM | Shipping Technology

There are many whats and wherefores when it comes to thinking about blockchain and the technology’s application to the supply chain. It’s now a ubiquitous term when discussing the digitalization of the supply chain, but what it is and is not is key to understanding the great potential that blockchain holds for international shipping and trade.

Can the US Midwest ag business re-emerge from the rubble of the economic “Derecho”?
  Can the US Midwest ag business re-emerge from the rubble of the economic “Derecho”?

Sep 14 2020 at 07:53 AM | International Trade | Commodity

In early August, a derecho – a storm with winds upwards to a 100-miles per hour – cut a 250-mile long swath wreaking destruction through Midwest states. Miles of flattened crops, crushed grain bins, downed power lines, damaged residences and toppled trees were left in the derecho’s wake.

Did someone just hit the pause button?
  Did someone just hit the pause button?

Aug 24 2020 at 08:10 AM | International Trade

After a considerable lead-up to the August 15th “initial review” of Phase 1 of the “greatest and biggest” trade deal between China and the U.S., the review was postponed just like someone hit the pause button on the remote.

Port technology marches ahead despite pandemic
  Port technology marches ahead despite pandemic

Aug 24 2020 at 08:02 AM | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on ports as blank sailings and new routings cut ship calls. Nevertheless, the pace for integrating new technologies and equipment has quickened as the march toward maritime terminal digitalization and the greening of port operations is being embraced as an operational imperative.

Can a trans-Atlantic trade war be averted?
  Can a trans-Atlantic trade war be averted?

Jul 27 2020 at 07:47 AM | International Trade

Since Trump’s election the Atlantic trench has gotten wider as the differences between Brussels and Washington have grown more contentious. And trade is at the heart of the matter. With relations nearing a breaking point, can a U.S.-Europe trade war be averted…or is it already too late?

2020 - The “Lost Year” for the auto industry
  2020 - The “Lost Year” for the auto industry

Jul 27 2020 at 07:33 AM | Project / Heavy Lift News

2020 is likely to be remembered as The Lost Year for the auto industry. What will drive an auto industry comeback… and when?

Will offshore wind power be the next US energy boom?
  Will offshore wind power be the next US energy boom?

Jul 27 2020 at 07:32 AM | Energy News | Alternative

For the Atlantic states, offshore wind power might be the next energy boom.

AJOT’s top 100 container ports
  AJOT’s top 100 container ports

Jun 22 2020 at 09:44 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Twenty years ago, the largest container port in the world was the Port of Hong Kong which handled just over 18 million TEUs. In fact, there were only two double digit [in terms of million TEUs] ports in the world - Hong Kong and its city-state rival on the Straits of Malacca, the Port of Singapore, which tallied over 17 million TEUs. In the latest container port rankings, fifteen ports hit double figures with the Port of Shanghai leading the way notching an astounding 43 million TEUs.

Banana business facing crisis of pandemic proportions
  Banana business facing crisis of pandemic proportions

Jun 22 2020 at 09:04 AM | Logistics

In a strange coincidence with the Covid-19 pandemic, the banana is facing its own pandemic – the disease, Tropical Race 4 (TR4), which like COVID-19 has no known cure and is racing across the globe laying waste to banana plantations and threatening the banana’s very survival.

The Port of Baltimore – Open for business and looking to expand
  The Port of Baltimore – Open for business and looking to expand

May 26 2020 at 12:50 PM | Ports & Terminals | Ports

The Port of Baltimore like every other port in the world has been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic but nevertheless the Port’s open for business and looking to expand.

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