October 23, 2017

Antwerp Launches Sustainability Initiative

As the main hub in Europe for the production, handling, and distribution of polymers, (mostly in the form of tiny pellets), Antwerp has launched a campaign to reduce the loss or spillage of these plastic granules. In particular, the goal…


October 3, 2017

CETA Effective September 21

The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was first signed on October 30, 2016 and has now entered into force as of September 21, 2017. The Agreement removes tariffs on most traded goods and services and provides for…


September 19, 2017

Beware of Bauxite

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued new warnings about the dangers of shipping bauxite. Bauxite is a commonly-shipped source of aluminum. A newly-identified phenomenon of “dynamic separation” when there is excess moisture in the cargo could significantly affect a vessel's stability,…


September 18, 2017

EU Seeks FTAs with Australia and New Zealand

The European Commission rolled out a proposal last Thursday to start free trade talks with Australia and New Zealand. The proposal is part of an effort by the bloc to strengthen its global trading position and leadership.


July 17, 2017

Brussels Continues to Show Rise in Air Volume

Over the first six months of 2017, the cargo volume at Brussels Airport is still on the rise, according to Cargo Forwarder Global. The 268,316 tonnes handled represent a 16.4% increase over 2016 and 9.5% over 2015.