International Trade News

The Port of Baltimore, pictured, has rail access, but would stand to gain much if that access could accommodate double-stacked trains.
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.
APM Terminals and port owner Cearaportus hope to turn the Brazilian Port of Pecem into a regional east coast South America hub.

A recently re-enacted law will offer some U.S. importers tariff reductions.

Indian exports, such as this handcrafted jute weaving, are rebounding after a slide that lasted more than year.
Indian exports are rebounding from a slide that lasted more than year.

It is difficult to project how the U.S. container trade will develop this year because of difficult comparisons to 2015 rooted in the West Coast labor dispute at that time.
U.S. containerized imports should slightly rise over the second half of 2016.

Japanese container trade volume will slip slightly in fiscal 2016 for the third straight year.

India is scouting for U.S. investment and technology for its infrastructure development program.

Senior politicians in Kerala state, where a greenfield deep-sea transshipment port similar to Enayam is already under development, have expressed opposition to the recently approved Enayam project.

The Department of Transportation plans to award 18 grants totaling $600 million to 16 states via the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program.


Californian merchandise exporters struggled in May.