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Ripples from US-China trade spat begin to rock trade flows

The angry rhetoric between China and the US and their tit-for-tat imposition of tariffs on a rising number of goods are showing early effects on trade flows.
Project cargo and consumer items, led by perishables, have been affected already and …



Analysis: when it rains on Maersk, it can pour

‘When it rains it pours’, I thought soon after reading that the Colombian navy, according toMaritime Denmark, had seized “1,144 packages that each contained 1 kg of pure cocaine (…) found onboard the containership Cap San Tainaro, owned by German …


Teamsters union rejects new UPS labour contracts

UPS workers have rejected the latest labour contracts issued by the company as it looks to shore up a collective bargaining agreement. The Teamsters, which represents some 10,000 employees, rejected the move on the grounds that its members “deserve better”. …