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13 Jul 2014
The Indian government has announced plans to award 16 new public-private partnership port development contracts at major ports during the current fiscal year (2014-15), which ends on March 31, 2015.
11 Jul 2014
The Alabama State Port Authority, which had proposed widening a five-mile segment of its ship channel at Mobile, has asked the Army Corps of Engineers to expand its environmental study to cover possible deepening and widening of the entire 36-mile channel.
MSC vessel
11 Jul 2014
How much market share Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. would control through the 10-year vessel sharing agreement they announced on July 10 will largely determine whether the pact meets a similar fate to that of the P3.
P3 broken links
09 Jul 2014
It ended so fast. With one statement, the countless hours and money spent over the last year to prepare for one of the biggest — if not the biggest — game-changers in global container shipping went up in smoke.
08 Jul 2014
After seven years of tough negotiations, Tokyo and Canberra signed a free trade agreement on July 8.
08 Jul 2014
A new program by U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s integrates its two largest trusted trader programs — Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and Importer Self Assessment — and includes additional perks meant to offer tangible benefits in return for the effort that importers put in to participate.
07 Jul 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has updated its guidelines for ship and cargo contingency plans in the event of any West Coast port disruption arising from longshore labor union contract negotiations.
07 Jul 2014
Forwarders remain unimpressed with new European Union air cargo screening regulations that have been in effect for a week, although no major disruptions have been reported.
Weekly wrap-up for July 5, 2014
05 Jul 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated the news this past week, as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continued negotiations toward a new contract.
05 Jul 2014
A decade into CAFTA-DR, the labor rights issue continues to cast a dark shadow over foreign-owned, low-wage manufacturing plants, especially in Guatemala.
04 Jul 2014
Nicaragua has always occupied a special place among CAFTA member states.

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Maybe you’ve heard about China’s rejection of the P3 Network. In all seriousness, I’m hesitant to cover an issue such as this because of the overwhelming analysis and observation that has come before me. But I have strong feelings about why China refused to allow it and a lot of questions about the real outcome.