Car parts: gears
In the mature and stable, some would say boring, trans-Atlantic trade, one category of containerized shipments is booming. The volume growth of U.S. auto exports and auto parts imports ranks first among the top five commodities shipped.

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Commentary

Commentary
The good news: corporations are taking sustainability seriously.
In her 2008 book, “The Celebrity Experience: Insider Secrets to Delivering Red Carpet Customer Service,” author and motivational speaker Donna Cutting delivers some simple advice to companies of all types when dealing with those who buy their services: “Give them their chicken soup.”

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Roger Guenther, executive director, Port of Houston Authority, discusses trade lane growth, specifically with Asia and South America, the renaissance in the energy sector, and planning for future expansions at the port.