Aug 14 2005 at 08:00 PM | International Trade | Ports & Terminals
EPA (Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement) is the People’s Republic of China’s free trade agreement with Hong Kong. It grants easier access to China markets for Hong Kong-made products, and Hong Kong-based service companies. For many Hong Kong business
Like a golden Phoenix, the dry bulk industry has taken wing on China’s demand for raw materials. Uncertainty over China’s continued demand for raw materials, however, as well as political issues and currency problems, could clip the wings of this amazing
Connecticut’s three deepwater ports handle a variety of breakbulk cargoes destined for use within the Northeast region. As Barry Whelan, Regional Manager for Logistec, the company that manages the three ports, explained in an interview with the AJOT, "The
It’s quintessentially Bostonian. Nothing good has happened in the Port of Boston Harbor since tea was thrown into the harbor. Ask any local denizen about how things are going with the Port and you are likely to hear a litany that starts with a saga about
Over seven million passengers embark from US ports each year for cruise ship holidays. The direct economic impact of these operations is over $13 billion annually. Despite the large numbers, the US cruise ship industry is in its economic infancy with only
The boom in imports to the US has been spurred on by mega-retailers. With approximately $3.8 trillion in sales, the mega-retailers have a set of supply chains that stretch from factory floors in China and India to store shelves throughout America. It is a
Make no mistake, it’s not a diversion. The shift of Asian cargo to all-water-services through the Panama and Suez canals has lifted East Coast box totals from Savannah to Boston. The question is: How much more is to come?