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August 9, 2018


Drewry Expects Container Throughput to Increase

According to Drewry’s latest five-year container port demand forecast, volumes are set to increase on average by just under 6% a year. This would add 240m teu to global container port throughput by 2022 – 45m teu a year – “broadly equivalent to the size…

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August 3, 2018


U.S., EU Agree to Pursue Trade Liberalization Measures

On July 25, the U.S. and the European Union announced “a new phase” in their bilateral relationship that will feature “strong trade relations in which both [sides] will win.” The agreement appears to ease trade tensions that have escalated in…

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April 18, 2018


Port of Rotterdam Launches New App

The Port of Rotterdam has announced an application called Pronto that will allow visiting ships to cut their waiting time by an average of 20%. In addition to enabling more effective utilization of capacity and better planning and coordination, Pronto…

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April 18, 2018


WTO Forecasts Global Growth

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is forecasting global trade growth of 4.4% in 2018 after a 4.7% increase in 2017, the strongest performance in six years. (source: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg)

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March 19, 2018


EU and Singapore to Complete Free Trade Deal

Singapore and the European Union (EU) have committed to facilitate the ratification of their trade and investment deal by the end of 2018 and push its entry into force soon thereafter. When passed, it will allow consumers and producers to…

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March 14, 2018


IATA Symposium Highlights Technology Trends

At a workshop held during IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, moderators sparked an interactive discussion about how technology can be applied to the air cargo business and the hurdles ahead. Whether it’s blockchain, artificial intelligence (A.I.), augmented reality, or the “internet…

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