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Gourmet chocolate, a sweet business for Ecuador
  Gourmet chocolate, a sweet business for Ecuador

Apr 13 2020 at 10:38 AM | International Trade | Commodity

In a small hotel lounge in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito one bright morning a few weeks back, Mario Ramache poured small disks of chocolate into bowls and laid them out in front of two appreciative visitors.

Ecuador’s niche cacao business looks to expand
  Ecuador’s niche cacao business looks to expand

Apr 13 2020 at 10:17 AM | International Trade | Commodity

Ecuador, the birthplace of cacao, produces some of the world’s very best cacao for producing premium chocolate. But with only a sliver of market share how the business expands in the future is a vexing question.

Contingency planning key to any project move
  Contingency planning key to any project move

Jan 27 2020 at 08:02 AM | Project / Heavy Lift News

Detailed contingency planning is an essential feature of any project move and having the right team in place is the key.

USMCA agreement nearing reality…with a remarkable feeling of status quo
USMCA agreement nearing reality…with a remarkable feeling of status quo

Dec 23 2019 at 11:21 AM

The US-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement will become a reality, now that US House of Representatives has voted to approve the treaty through implementing legislation.

Trade uncertainties have gone global
  Trade uncertainties have gone global

Dec 17 2019 at 07:43 AM | International Trade

As 2020 approaches, the only certainty for trade is uncertainty. So, is this the New Abnormal?

The Brexit reality: Now comes the hard part
The Brexit reality: Now comes the hard part

Dec 16 2019 at 10:04 AM | International Trade

Prime Minister Boris Johnson should be able to pass easily through Parliament a Brexit-related law and take Britain out of the EU by January 31, 2020, the deadline demanded by other European leaders.

Port of Eemshaven shows the profit in going green
  Port of Eemshaven shows the profit in going green

Nov 25 2019 at 08:00 AM | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Shipping Technology

The far northern Netherlands port of Eemshaven has ridden to great success the rapid rise of offshore wind development and concurrent electricity generation.

Port of Flevokust Haven built to serve the wind
  Port of Flevokust Haven built to serve the wind

Nov 25 2019 at 08:00 AM | Energy News | Alternative | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Flevokust Haven, the Netherlands’ newest port, is a mere speck of land compared to its enormous counterparts in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. However, this inland port on the country’s largest lake is as aggressively pursuing renewable energy-related business as are the bigger ports.

The Netherland’s ports are trying to balance traditional energy business and renewables
  The Netherland’s ports are trying to balance traditional energy business and renewables

Nov 25 2019 at 08:00 AM | Project / Heavy Lift News

Renewables, particularly offshore wind power are big business for the ports of the Netherlands. But so are the traditional energy businesses that are mainstays in ports like Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Europe’s largest. It is a tough balancing act not only for the ports but all the stakeholders.

FlowerWatch sets cool chain benchmarks for flowers
  FlowerWatch sets cool chain benchmarks for flowers

Nov 18 2019 at 10:17 AM | Logistics

As the cut flower industry has steadily migrated from local to regional to global, cold chains have had to adapt big time. FlowerWatch, a Dutch-Kenyan company, is at the forefront of setting industry standards for this supply chain.

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