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May 22, 2017


Swedish Dockworker Unrest Could Push Goods to Other Ports

Worker unrest at Sweden’s major container gateway, Gothenburg, could lead shipping lines to seek alternative ports of call. APM Terminals, the terminal’s operator, said last week that it would begin partial lockouts of labor until the end of June in…

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May 18, 2017


Shipping Containers Find New Life

Innovative architects and designers around the world are finding new ways to repurpose old shipping containers, according to Popular Mechanics and the Wall Street Journal.

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May 18, 2017


Hong Kong’s OOCL Celebrates Largest Container Ship

On May 12, Hong Kong-based container carrier Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) held a naming ceremony for the 21,413 TEU OOCL Hong Kong at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. OOCL Hong Kong, with a length of 399.9…

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May 18, 2017


Border Congestion Subject of Concern for EU-UK

With the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), there are concerns that considerable freight congestion could occur at major EU-UK arteries because of new documentation and inspection requirements. Under EU law, 6-8% of all freight crossing the border would…

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May 10, 2017


USA Trade Online Updated with March Statistics

March 2017 trade statistics are now available on USA Trade Online (https://usatrade.census.gov), the official source of U.S. merchandise trade data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The next update will be June 2, 2017.

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