International Trade News

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.

News & Analysis

29 Sep 2016
Cosco Shipping Ports on Wednesday entered into an agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to build and operate a new container terminal at Khalifa Port.
28 Sep 2016
Japan is seeking to re-establish a leading position of investment and influence in Africa.
The unique local manifestations of climate change present challenges for international terminal operators.
27 Sep 2016
"In certain cases the costs of upgrading will not be worth it, and you will likely see some facilities abandoned.”
Lonsdale Consortium has won a bid to lease the Port of Melbourne, pictured, and must invest in the port as a condition of the deal.
19 Sep 2016
The Port of Melbourne will have new owners for the next 50 years after a $9.7 billion bid was successful.
16 Sep 2016
The US Senate voted Wednesday to end debate on the Water Resources Development Act, setting up final passage for the legislation.
15 Sep 2016
Peak season finally arrives in the trans-Pacific.
15 Sep 2016
Despite strong steel and project shipments in several ports, general cargo volume on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System during the first half of the system’s 2016 navigation system.
14 Sep 2016
The number and value of shoes Brazil exports around the globe rose in the first eight months of the year.
The Hugh K. Leatherman terminal at the Port of Charleston, pictured under construction, will increase the port's overall capacity by 50 percent upon completion.
13 Sep 2016
The Port of Charleston and the state of South Carolina over the next decade will spend a combined $2.2 billion to handle New Panamax ships.
08 Sep 2016
After devastating flooding forced the closure of South America’s largest port and cast doubts on the viability of dredging plans so it can handle mega-ships, one consultant thinks he has come up with a solution.
06 Sep 2016
DP World has won a 30-year concession to manage and develop a multipurpose cargo complex at the deep-sea port of Berbera in Somaliland.