German rail giant ramps up ‘Silk Road’ freight line to China

Thelocal / German state rail operator Deutsche Bahn said Thursday it planned to significantly step up cargo transport to China following a record year, using the world’s longest train line in a modern-day revival of the Silk Road route. More than 40,000 containers were transported between the two countries in 2016, up from 35,000 a year
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Apple plans to make iPhones in Bengaluru from April

Shilpa Phadnis, TNN | Dec 30, 2016, 01.54AM IST BENGALURU: Apple plans to make iPhones for the Indian market in Bengaluru. Wistron, a Taiwanese OEM maker for Apple, is setting up a facility in Peenya, the city’s industrial hub, to manufacture the iPhones. The facility will start production from next April, according to industry sources.
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Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings! Last year Eastern Shipping Worldwide Inc. made a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project in lieu of sending greeting cards to our customers and vendors. The overwhelming positive response we received inspired us to contribute three-fold this year.  We are donating to the Wounded Warrior Project again, and we’re also supporting K9s For Warriors
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Hapag Lloyd latest GRI’s

GRI – US EC to South America WC & Caribbean/Central America Effective February 1, 2017 Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates for all cargo (dry and reefer) from and via US East Coast ports as follows: To Central America/Caribbean destinations: USD 50 per TEU To South America West Coast destinations: USD 100 per TEU GRI – USA
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Maritime Cities: Shanghai on the up

Dynamic and bustling: Shanghai is the world’s busiest container port and China’s economic powerhouse. Hapag-Lloyd Operations Manager Terry Ye reveals where there are some quieter places as well. Moving through Shanghai during rush hour requires steady nerves. Millions of people on their way to work throng into the urban canyons of the economic metropolis at
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Port of Los Angeles Registers Another Record Month

For the second consecutive month, containerized cargo flowing through the Port of Los Angeles surpassed all-time volumes for a Western Hemisphere port. Port of Los Angeles terminals processed 877,564 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), eclipsing October’s all-time record of 814,574 TEUs. November volumes were up 23.6 percent compared to November 2015. “We are grateful to the cargo
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With peak season nearing its close, The Port of Virginia® in November handled 236,155 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), making it the second-busiest month in the port’s history. In comparison with last November, TEU volumes are up 16 percent; rail units, up 35 percent; truck volume, up 8 percent; Virginia Inland Port volume, up 3 percent;
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Senate clears water bill with Flint aid, drought relief

BY MELANIE ZANONA – 12/10/16 01:09 AM EST After a weeklong battle over last-minute policy riders, the Senate passed a major water bill in the early morning hours Saturday that includes emergency aid for Flint, Mich., and drought relief for California. The nearly $12 billion measure, which authorizes 30 new infrastructure projects around the country,
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Liverpool’s new container terminal expects to ramp up transatlantic shipping as British companies look to deepen business ties despite concerns that the U.S. election of Donald Trump could hinder free trade, the port operator’s chief said. Private group Peel Ports has invested 400 million pounds ($510 million) in transforming Liverpool’s existing facility into a deep-water
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