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January 7, 2019 Trendwatch

As the US shutdown drags on, the threat to supply chains grows

Initial repercussions for logistics from the US government shutdown have been slight so far, but the prospect of lingering paralysis is raising fears of severe supply chain disruption that may take a long time to mend.

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January 7, 2019 Trendwatch

Trucking market expected to cool in 2019

With U.S. manufacturing growth headed downward, tariff increases looming and interest rates headed up, economists are forecasting that in 2019 trucking companies will start to feel an easing off the gas in terms of demand.

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MSC ship unloading freight at port

January 7, 2019 Trendwatch

Environmental concerns after MSC loses 270 containers at sea

MSC said it was committed to the North Sea clean up and would fund the efforts "until the last container is found," according to a press release published Saturday. The carrier contracted Ardent Global to facilitate the efforts.

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January 7, 2019 Trendwatch

U.S.- China trade talks conclude as hopes of a deal build

Chinese and U.S. teams ended trade talks in Beijing on Wednesday that lasted longer than expected and officials said details will be released soon, raising hopes an all-out trade war that could badly disrupt the global economy can be avoided.

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Hapag container ship

January 4, 2019 Newswatch

Hapag Lloyd container ship battling fire off Canada's east coast

German shipping line Hapag Lloyd said on Friday that it was trying to extinguish a fire on its Yantian Express container vessel off Canada’s east coast but was being hampered by bad weather.

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