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Cargill investing $210 million in Brazilian plant

Cargill plans to build a corn processing plant in Brazil to produce starches and sweeteners, building on its investments in the South American country, which is becoming a magnet for agribusiness investment.

Cargill plans to invest 350 million Brazilian reals ($210 million) to build the plant. The facility will boost Cargill’s corn processing capacity in […]


Pay protest by Bahraini port workers

More than 450 Bahraini port workers are participating in a red ribbon campaign against APM Terminals.

Bahraini port workers have launched a two-week protest after failing in a campaign for pay rises and better allowances.

Staff at APM Terminals, the company that manages the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), started wearing red ribbons yesterday […]


Intermodal Grows 14.7 Percent on International Containers

U.S. intermodal volume grew 14.7 percent in 2010 in a strong recovery from the steep downturn the year before that included an 18.5 percent rebound in international container volume, according to Intermodal Association of North America figures released Tuesday.

The international box volume grew 16.9 percent in the fourth quarter, maintaining a strong pace even […]