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Painting of Skyscrapers in Shanghai China

January 2, 2019

China will build 150 high-tech logistics hubs by 2025

China's coastal cities host some of the busiest seaports in the world, moving tens of millions of TEUs each year. Booming shipping, manufacturing and populations along the Pacific coast, however, have created a shortage of space, and now a great deal of logistics development is moving inland.

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MOL ship transport

January 2, 2019

Pacific trade pact takes off with tariffs cut in six nations

A landmark 11-country trade deal, a revamped version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), came into force on Sunday with New Zealand’s trade minister hailing the opportunities it presented for exporters.

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MSC ship on water

January 2, 2019

MSC Zoe loses up to 270 containers overboard in North Sea

The Dutch Coastguard has issued a navigational warning after an ultra-large containership lost scores of containers while underway in the North Sea. The ship, MSC ZOE, was in German waters when it lost the containers in heavy seas between Vlieland, Netherlands and the German Bight in the southeastern North Sea on New Year’s Day.

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large cargo container yard full with boats loading

January 2, 2019

Cargo volumes are booming in Trump trade-war paradox

After an active 2017 when the Port of Los Angeles moved the equivalent of 9.3 million shipping containers — an all-time high for the facility — a busy December has put it on track to report another record year in 2018, according to Sanfield. Traffic at the Port of Long Beach increased more than 7.3 percent through November, on pace to surpass the record 7.5 million containers it handled last year.

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Hapag Lloyd ship at Antwerp port

January 2, 2019

2018 is record year for Port of Antwerp

2018 looks set to be a record year for the Port of Antwerp for the sixth time in a row, with growth in all types of cargo and a recent wave of investments. This confirms the port’s attraction and further establishes its position as a world-class player that is also home to the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe.

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