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hard hats hanging on shipping container

January 23, 2019

Swedish docker unions clash as ports lock out striking workers

Sweden’s container ports have been crippled by a mass walkout by dockers, following a row over union representation.

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EU International flags

January 23, 2019

EU warns Trump of potential tariffs on $23 billion of U.S. goods

The European Union is prepared to hit 20 billion euros ($22.7 billion) of U.S. goods with tariffs should President Donald Trump follow through on a threat to impose duties on EU cars and auto parts, said a senior trade official for the bloc.

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Aerial yard view - containers at port

January 23, 2019

Japan’s Abe presses Davos crowd to rebuild trust in free trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told political and business leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland, to renew trust in global trade, as he seeks avoid of repeat of last year’s tit-for-tat tariffs and trade tensions.

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aerial view of containers on pier

January 23, 2019

Transpacific volumes to the US hit new highs, but the future looks more uncertain

Container imports to the US from Asia in December were 30% higher than in the same month of 2017, but the tariff-beating rush of Chinese goods, the main cause of the surge, has reportedly “overwhelmed” the two main west coast gateways.

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msc ship sunset port

January 22, 2019

Europe’s most important shipping river is running dry

Kevin Kilps’s car ferry churns the waters of Germany’s Rhine river as he steers toward the bank opposite Kaub, a scenic village just south of the rocky outcropping named after the legendary siren Lorelei.

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