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Waste plastic exports hit low volume

Exports of recovered plastic from the U.S.A have been on a downward trend for the past few years. In 2023, the amount exported totaled less than one fifth ...
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Posted on April 19, 2024

S.Korea exempt from US heavy tariffs on steel imports

South Korea earned an exemption from the U.S. heavy tariffs on steel imports, in a deal to revise their free trade agreement. Trade Minister Kim Hyun-ch...
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Posted on April 7, 2018

Japan wants to be excluded from US import curb

The steel industry in Japan wants the country to be excluded from any U.S. import restrictions, as steel from Japan poses no threat to the U.S. national ...
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Posted on February 25, 2018

USA Wine exports hit near record levels

Despite two significant challenges, U.S. A wine exports in 2014 hit near-record levels in volume and dollar value.  These are important benchmarks since 9...
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Posted on March 21, 2015

USA Pork Exports Increase Dramatically

Pork exports have increased dramatically since the 1990s and currently account for over 20 per cent of total domestic production in the USA. The US is b...
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Posted on November 15, 2014

Rail Freight worth a decade of growth in Washington

Washington state residents in the USA can thank rail freight for insulating the state during the recent recession. Rail freight contributes $28.5 billion ...
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Posted on October 9, 2014

USA Onion exports suffer

The huge crop of onions in Europe has created a glut of product available for export. The continent's onion shippers have found markets for their products ...
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Posted on October 3, 2014

Senators Want to modernise Rail Freight Regulation

Amid complaints of poor service and excessive rates, two US senators have introduced a bill to overhaul federal regulation of the nation’s freight railro...
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Posted on September 26, 2014

USA rail freight delays

Senators and shippers complained yesterday that widespread delays in freight rail shipments are harming a wide array of industries and driving some compani...
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Posted on September 11, 2014

Small USA firm exports to Africa

The Obama administration is this week encouraging U. S. companies to boost investment and exports and imports with Africa. One small business is already wa...
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Posted on August 6, 2014

LNG may increase as freight locomotive fuel in USA

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), an increase in domestic natural gas production and lower natural gas prices compared with crud...
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Posted on April 22, 2014

US craft brewers export beer around the world

Small independent U.S. craft brewers are exporting all over the world, from Sweden to Japan. The tables in the global beer garden have turned: An indust...
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Posted on April 17, 2014

Fruity imports to U.SA. Grow

Imports of fruit to the USA will account for about half of total per capita fruit and nut use by 2023.   Imports of vegetables will make up 25% of per cap...
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Posted on February 20, 2014

U.S.A Bill would fund freight projects via new shipping fee

A Bill has been introduced to the USA Senate proposing funding for freight project. The Act, if passed, would provide for competitive grants for projects d...
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Posted on January 30, 2014

Freeze Hits Road and Air Freight Services in USA

In early January freight movement in some parts of America slowed to a standstill as the effect of the so called ‘Polar Vortex’ has been felt in areas ...
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Posted on January 26, 2014

More US cars Shipping to China

Exports of cars from the USA to Saudi Arabia and China are increasing revenue for shipping vessel operators. The U.S.A exported a record 1.8 million car...
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Posted on December 23, 2013

USA Freight Index Shows Strength

In the USA Spot market freight availability remained strong in November., according to the DAT North American Freight Index. Freight availability continue...
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Posted on December 19, 2013

USA Exports to Surge

The USA is becoming one of the lowest-cost producters in the developed world, which means - according to some commentators - that exports are set to increa...
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Posted on October 20, 2012

New Freight Bill for US

Last month President Obama signed a new transportation bill, which established a national freight policy and called for the creation of a National Freight ...
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Posted on September 13, 2012

Freight Train Derails in Chicago

A freight train carrying coal de-railed in the suburbs of Chicago last week as the bridge over which it was running collapsed.  No one was hurt, but the a...
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Posted on July 11, 2012

Freight theft bugs USA

Theft from freight vehicles in the USA is a major problem. It is becoming worse as the economy declines - the overall number of stolen freight shipment inc...
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Posted on April 13, 2012

Universal Freight Shuttle for Mexico

A cross border freight shuttle planned for cargo between Mexico and the USA is planned to overcome the problem of maintaining security when crossing the bo...
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Posted on April 5, 2012

US freight blockaded

Ports on the West Coast of the USA came to a halt earlier in the week as Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked freight trucks at ports.  Freight and logis...
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Posted on December 15, 2011

Japanese Freight Forwarders fined

The US department of Justice has succeeded in its prosecution of six Japanese freight forwarders, all of whom pleaded guilty to price fixing.  This means ...
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Posted on November 23, 2011

Simpler Imports for US air freight

The Customs authority in the USA has announced a pilot plan for simplifying air freight imports. During the pilot scheme, the importer or broker will prov...
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Posted on November 20, 2011

China Exports Slow

With demand from the European Union and the USA slowing in September, China is expecting the export sector to face difficult times in the months ahead.  I...
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Posted on November 11, 2011

Freight Rates on the rise

Freight rates for containers between the USA West Coast and China are rising, according to the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index. This could be a reacti...
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Posted on November 9, 2011

US Freight Shipments up in September

The Cass Freight index report shows that volumes increased 5% in September and were 7.5% higher than in 2010. Although all modes reported volume gains dur...
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Posted on October 29, 2011

Freight Performance USA

New technology is allowing the Federal Highway Administration to measure truck speed at any given place and time on key freight routes. Data is collected f...
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Posted on September 29, 2011

US Freight Ships to be protected

The US government is considering a Piracy Suppression Act, which has been approved by the Transportation Committee.  The Act is designed to protect equipm...
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Posted on September 23, 2011

Freight efficiency USA

President Obama has introduced a Jobs Act to Congress designed to stimulate jobs growth with a focus on freight.  Roads, railways, airports and sea ports ...
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Posted on September 22, 2011

Growth slow-down for freight

The International Transport Forum is an intergovernmental strategic think tank for transport policy with 52 member countries. Their latest data indicate a...
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USA freight thefts

Criminals in the USA are stealing the identities of legitimate business to help them steal cargo, according to a crime analytics unit.  They can also set ...
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Posted on September 2, 2011

Record Exports from Scotland

Food exports from Scotland passed £1bn last year according to figures from HM Revenue and Customs.  Sales of salmon and potatoes were particularly strong...
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Posted on August 18, 2011

China to increase US imports

The President of the American Soybean Association has announced that exports to China are expected to rise by 5 % more than last year.  It is hope that th...
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Posted on June 27, 2011

USA Imports set to increase

The US National Retail Federation has commissioned a report showing that imports are expected to remain at about the same level as last year in July, with ...
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Posted on June 24, 2011
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