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May 22, 2017


June 12 Deadline to Submit Comments on NAFTA

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has set a June 12 deadline for the submission of public comments on matters relevant to the modernization of NAFTA. USTR will also conduct a public hearing on this topic June 27 in…

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May 22, 2017


Trump Administration Opens Renegotiation of NAFTA

The Trump administration formally notified Congress on May 18 that it intends to modernize and update NAFTA. Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg – an international trade, customs, and export law firm – advises that importers, exporters, and other affected trade community…

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May 22, 2017


HMM Reports First Quarter Improvement

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has reported first quarter results that show a reduction in operating losses and an upturn in volumes handled. Chief executive Yoo Chang-kuen expects a further improvement in company performance over the third and fourth quarters of the year.…

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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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