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Oct 19

The Trade Numerologist: The coal conundrum

After enduring a rough decade, the global coal trade has appeared to be back from the dead in 2017. The world’s dirtiest fuel is continuously assailed by politicians, environmentalists, and regulators. Most major U.S. coal miners have filed for bankruptcy this decade. Total coal production fell to 7.3 million tons in 2016, down 6.3% from the year before.

Oct 17

The Trade Numerologist: The deal with China

When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, Western governments and companies agreed to give Beijing low-tariff access to their markets in exchange for the promise of one day opening up China for its own companies. Since then, politicians in Europe and the US have been consistently frustrated by trade deficits with the Asian powerhouse, in

Oct 13

NY-NJ joint chassis pool collapses

This article by Hugh Morley originally published on JOC.com. The Port of New York and New Jersey is searching again for a way to create an interoperable chassis pool after the latest effort involving two of the complex’s three main chassis providers collapsed amid the uncertainty of one of them having to relocate a key chassis yard. Despite an announcement in Ma