Among the many topics covered in this year’s State of the Union Address, President Obama discussed two issues that are critical for the continued growth of the U.S. economy — international trade and transportation infrastructure. Both are priorities the retail industry strongly supports.
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13 Jul 2015
The benefits for containerized trade have not yet been clearly spelled out in China’s One Belt, One Road plan, but the scale of the initiative and the economic figures involved should make compelling reading for Asia-Europe shippers.
20 Apr 2015
The Mexican government is pumping $5 billion — more than 77 billion pesos — into its network of 117 ports, as the country’s rising middle class demands more imports and Mexico rises as a regional manufacturing powerhouse.
19 Mar 2015
Malaysia plans to invest millions of dollars into the transportation infrastructure supporting Port Klang in an effort to boost exports out of the country’s main maritime gateway.
11 Mar 2015
Indonesia’s logistics and forwarding markets are on the brink of a new era — if it can secure billions dollars of investment for its antiquated and overburdened infrastructure.
03 Mar 2015
Don’t blame ocean carriers and bigger container ships for congestion at key ports; blame insufficient investment in equipment, dredging and automation at U.S. marine terminals, speakers said at the 15th annual TPM Conference in Long Beach.
23 Feb 2015
The five largest U.S. border crossings by truck increased truck volume 4 percent in 2014, with Laredo, the largest truck crossing point, processing 5.5 percent more trucks than in 2014.
27 Dec 2014
The Central American canal projects continue to generate questions over funding — where it will come from in the case of the proposed Nicaraguan plan, and where it is going in the Panama Canal upgrade.
22 Dec 2014
Protests marred yesterday’s ground-breaking ceremony in Managua for the $50 billion Nicaraguan canal as opposition to the bold Chinese-driven interoceanic project mounted in the Central American nation.
18 Dec 2014
Africa’s inland freight network is so troubled that it costs roughly seven times more to ship a container from Mombasa, Kenya, to Burundi, in central Africa, than to ship a container from Shanghai to the major Kenyan gateway, an APM Terminal executive said.
08 Dec 2014
Hong Kong’s long-discussed container terminal 10 may finally be axed after the latest port master plan study found that throughput growth had slowed to such a degree that it was not financially or economically viable.