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Commentary: China’s investments and influence in Panama – problems ahead for the United States?

FreightWaves features Market Voices – a forum for voices with unique knowledge of numerous transportation/logistics/supply chain sectors, as well as other critical expertise. In what could be ground zero in the new trade cold war between the United States and China, the new president of Panama, Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo is looking out for the interests …

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JLL report: East Coast port share of U.S. 20-foot box traffic neared 49 percent last year

East Coast seaports captured nearly 49 percent of all U.S. 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) container traffic in 2018, nearly a 47 percent gain over the past 10 years and more than 2.5 times the growth of West Coast ports during that time, according to data published on Thursday, July 18 by the real estate and …

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Commentary: Expansion of the Panama Canal benefits global trade

FreightWaves features commentary from Market Voices – contributors with unique knowledge of numerous transportation/logistics/supply chain sectors, as well as other critical expertise. As a FreightWaves reader you know that FreightWaves is constantly pursuing coverage of the most important transportation issues in the world. To that end, its reporters frequently travel to strategic logistics sites to …

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Inside box shipping’s Caribbean ‘transshipment triangle’

When most people think of the Caribbean, they think hammocks strung between rustling palm trees, rum and Coke with more rum than Coke, white-sand beaches, turquoise waters – relaxation. When ocean shipping and terminal executives think of the Caribbean, they see a fierce battleground, a fight for customers among shifting alliances, a relentless struggle to …

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What canal toll plan means to shipping, rail and trucking

Proposed changes to the Panama Canal transit tolls would provide further incentives for container ships and hike prices for other vessel types. The consequences could ripple beyond ocean shipping – the more container lines are convinced to bring Asian exports to the U.S. East Coast via the Panama Canal instead of unloading in California, the …

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Port Report: Draft restrictions push Panama Spread to unseasonal high

A five-month drought in Panama has reduced freight carrying capacity of the country’s canal of ocean carriers by nearly one-fifth. It’s also giving an unseasonal boost to shipping rates for U.S. East Coast-bound cargo. Starting next week, the Panama Canal Authority will reduce the maximum allowable draft for the largest of ships that use the …

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