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Brazilian white meat exports to Russia soar

From the Journal of Commerce:

First beef and now chicken and pork. Russia, struggling after it enforced food embargoes on European Union countries, is ramping up its chicken imports from Brazil, registering a massive 291 percent year-over-year increase in imports of the white meat in September.

According to data released by the Brazilian Association for […]


Port of Oakland reports busiest month in over a year

The Port of Oakland handled 207,412 containers at its marine terminals last month, which was the most since August 2013 when 209,138 boxes were received.

September was the busiest month in over a year at the Port of Oakland, officials said Thursday.

Imports coming through the Port’s marine terminals spiked 7.1% in September from […]