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International trade is the movement of goods from country to country, whether through bilateral or multinational free trade agreements. Measured through trade data supplied by numerous groups, including the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division, international trade is accomplished through a variety of trade finance mechanisms, including letters of credit and loan guarantees through the U.S. Export-Import Bank and other global facilities.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's new funding will be used to fund road upgrades that will help address truck bottlenecks that can weigh on productivity at India's leading port.
23 Aug 2016
JNPT is the first major, or public, port to take advantage of a new policy under the Sagar Mala infrastructure development program.
Traffic at the Port of Qingdao, pictured, grew nearly 6 percent in July as manufacturing indices sent mixed messages on the state of the Chinese economy.
23 Aug 2016
Container throughput at China’s main ports rebounded in July after a poor first half of the year.
Ongoing infrastructure development in Africa will get a boost from the combined efforts of Pacific International Lines, China Merchant Port Holdings and China Machinery Engineering Corporation.
19 Aug 2016
Pacific International Lines has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s largest public port operator and a mainland construction giant to develop new markets.
Few shippers see prices going up substantially this year, and some say the rates won’t change until at least April, when the new carrier alliances take effect.
17 Aug 2016
The dramatic descent of spot prices to five-year lows in both directions on the trans-Atlantic shipping route has sparked questions about how low the price can go, and if the once sleepy, stable route has changed.
The additional Hong Kong warehousing capacity from Seko is aimed at shippers jostling for a piece of the largest e-commerce market on the planet.
10 Aug 2016
Surging e-commerce demand and spending in Asia has logistics companies looking to the future.
08 Aug 2016
IHS economist: the volume of containerized U.S. imports will grow at a slower pace than expected in 2016.
The Port of Albany, pictured, will combine the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant with previously committed port and state funding.
01 Aug 2016
The Port of Albany, New York, will use a federal grant to fund a range of improvements.
This year's round of TIGER grants has shippers and the transportation sector feeling neglected.
31 Jul 2016
U.S. freight projects this year received their lowest share ever from the TIGER federal grant program.
25 Jul 2016
Port touts its proximity to distribution centers along Florida's I-4 corridor.
The Port of Baltimore, pictured, has rail access, but would stand to gain much if that access could accommodate double-stacked trains.
21 Jul 2016
The Port of Baltimore is not giving up on a project to raise the Howard Street tunnel enough to allow the passage of double-stacked freight trains.
APMT hopes that new cranes able to handle some of the largest mega-ships afloat, pictured, will help transform Pecem, Brazil, into a regional container hub.
21 Jul 2016
APM Terminals and port owner Cearaportus hope to turn the Brazilian Port of Pecem into a regional east coast South America hub.