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Factbox: Major acquisitions in global grain trading

From Fox Business:

A consolidation is underway in global grain trading as the major players position themselves for an expected surge in demand for food commodities, particularly in Asia.

The following are some of the key moves during the last couple of years:

OCTOBER 2012 – Archer Daniels Midland bids $2.8 billion for Australia’s GrainCorp […]


Port of NY/NJ resumes operations in Sandy’s wake

Longshoremen began unloading a variety of cargo Sunday morning at the Maher and APM container terminals along Newark Bay in Elizabeth, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. Several ships were expected at the two terminals today, said the Port Authority.

Jim McNamara, a spokesman for the ILA, said it wasn’t just […]


ILWU Local 8 credit union accepting donations for ILA members affected by Sandy; will match donations to $10K

Longshore members on the West Coast are supporting our brothers and sisters on the East Coast. From Portland Local 8 Federal Credit Union:

As you know, Hurricane Sandy pounded the East Coast, killing dozens, leaving millions without power, and thousands without homes or transportation. Our Brothers and Sisters in the International Longshoremen’s Association working the […]