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USAID signs development partnership with Chile

USAID and Chilean officials have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue joint development cooperation. The two nations have also signed a trilateral agreement to help the Government of Paraguay strengthen its capacity in customs administration, export promotion and support to farmers.

“This Agreement is yet another step in advancing the Obama Administration’s commitment to […]


Maersk: Shipping rebound losing steam

AP Møller-Maersk has provided evidence that container shipping’s sharp post-recession rebound is losing speed, warning that this year’s fleet expansion is likely to outstrip growth in demand to move goods.

Nils Andersen, Maersk chief executive, said prospects were “softening” compared with 2010, when container lines had benefited from a combination of fast-growing demand and a […]


Panama Canal expansion seen boosting volume at 3 big US ports

Panama Canal Officials say the third lane in the canal will bring enough traffic to the East Coast to boost 3 ports, not the 13 that are racing to invest in infrastructure.

The Panama Canal, undertaking a $5.25-billion expansion, expects three bigger US ports will handle a surge in trade as the waterway makes […]


Louis Dreyfus takes over at Port of Baton Rouge

Commissioners with the Port of Greater Baton Rouge voted unanimously Thursday to award a multi-million dollar contract to Louis Dreyfus Commodities to run the grain elevator at the port.

The company will bring a $100 million investment over the next 20 years. Louis Dreyfus will replace Cargill, a company that has operated the elevator for […]


Protesters rally in SLC against coal-export plan

Clean-energy backers rallied outside the Salt Lake City office of an Australian company seeking permits to build a coal-exporting terminal in Longview, Wash.

The rally against coal, outside of Ambre Energy’s North American Headquarters in [Salt Lake City], attracted about 40 protesters holding signs and chanting about coal’s environmental and health effects.

Scott Parkin, a […]