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Small New England ports cast nets to catch the wind

Date: Friday, October 19th, 2018 Source: American Shipper For generations, the Massachusetts port of New Bedford has served as a hub for New England’s fishing industry. Now the port is aiming to reel in its biggest catch yet: gigantic wind turbine components…

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Tariffs threaten U.S. plastics trade

Date: Friday, October 19th, 2018 Source: American Shipper Fast-growing exports of U.S. plastics are threatened by the tariff disputes between the United States and Canada, says Wood Mackenzie. The research and consulting firm said it “expects that U.S. polyolefins exports to China…

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First Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Unveiled

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 Source: AJOT Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. unveiled its first full-scale passenger capsule, offering the world a peek at the future of travel. The capsule, 105 feet (32 meters) long and weighing 5 tons, was shown in Spain…

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Revised NAFTA includes new customs procedures

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 Source: American Shipper New provisions to expedite express shipment clearances, normalize timelines for issuing advance customs rulings and for online publication of customs procedures are among the customs measures agreed to by the United States, Mexico and…

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Shippers forum says planned 2019 surcharges ‘stink’

Date: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 Source: American Shipper The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) said it is suspicious of Maersk’s announcement of a fuel surcharge beginning Jan. 1 “to recover presumed costs from the introduction of low-sulphur marine fuel.” “Based on the information…

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