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US, China reach phase one trade deal

US, China reach phase one trade deal

  The United States and China have signed a “phase one” economic and trade agreement that is expected to ease trade tensions between the largest two economies...

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US blacklists Chinese shipowner in new sanctions against Iran

  The Trump Administration has issued a new wave of sanctions against Iran following the escalation of tensions in the region and retaliatory missile attacks...

US approves $20m grant for Boston port terminal upgrade

US approves $20m grant for Boston port terminal upgrade

  The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will receive a USD 20 million grant from the US government for the upgrade of the Port of Boston’s Paul W. Conley...

US sanctions COSCO over Iran trade

US sanctions COSCO over Iran trade

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned a total of six Chinese companies, including COSCO subsidiaries, over alleged breaches of U.S. sanctions on Iran. COSCO...

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US West Coast ports warn Trump of negative effects of trade war

  The six largest US West Coast ports have sent a letter to President Donald Trump sharing their concerns about the impacts of the trade war between the US and...

US retail imports to surge again ahead of more tariffs

US retail imports to surge again ahead of more tariffs

Imports at major retail container ports in the U.S. reached unusually high numbers just before new tariffs on goods from China took effect September 1 and are expected...

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ITF faults US’ plan to deny seafarers visa

  Global union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has blasted the US government for saying it will deny seafarers a US visa if they have...

US imposes additional visa fees on Nigerians

US imposes additional visa fees on Nigerians

  Effective worldwide on 29 August, Nigerian citizens will be required to pay a visa issuance fee, or reciprocity fee, for all approved applications for...

US Port of Long Beach moves ahead with $870m rail project

US Port of Long Beach moves ahead with $870m rail project

The US Port of Long Beach has made progress with its $870m rail project to streamline rail operations and reduce bottlenecks at the second busiest container port in the...

UK to join US-led maritime security mission in Gulf

UK to join US-led maritime security mission in Gulf

Britain said on Monday it was joining a U.S.-led maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz. Tanker...

US asks ships to keep their AIS on

US asks ships to keep their AIS on

The United States wants all ships to keep their tracking transponders on to cut down on illicit activity and smuggling, and to increase transparency with movements of...

US, German companies form cement carrier alliance

US, German companies form cement carrier alliance

Germany-based Baltrader and US-based United Bulk Carriers (UBC) have entered into a cooperation agreement to jointly market their respective fleets of pneumatic cement...