Oktober 11, 2017

InvestChile Opens New Location in San Francisco

Last week, Chilean government officials joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and more than 200 guests to celebrate the opening of InvestChile in San Francisco, the foreign investment promotion agency’s first overseas office. Industry sectors emphasized by InvestChile include: global…


Oktober 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.


August 18, 2017

Are Perishable Logistics Standards on the Horizon?

The Loadstar reports that the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) concept has gained traction in the industry. As a result, IATA is looking at the viability of developing similar certification programs for other commodities.…


August 8, 2017

Frankfurt Grows in Cargo Volume

Frankfurt’s airport operator, Fraport, has published its half yearly report in which it stated that cargo throughput (airfreight and airmail) climbed by 5.3% year-on-year, to nearly 1.1 million tonnes In the first six months of the 2017 business year.