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Hapag container ship

January 4, 2019

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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industrial plant lights reflect on water at night

January 4, 2019

US manufacturing slows amid trade war with China

U.S. manufacturing is starting to show signs of slowing amid the current U.S. trade war with China, according to industry respondents featured in the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) December manufacturing report.

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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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