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US ports: Gridlock on the waterfront

Robert Wright

 

Unless terminals modernise, American importers and exporters face higher costs than their rivals

Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California February 6, 2015 in this aerial image. The chief labor negotiator for shippers and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports raised the ante in contract talks with the dockworkers' union on February 4, 2015, warning that ports plagued by chronic cargo slowdowns were days away from complete gridlock. Picture taken February 6, 2015. REUTERS/Bob Riha Jr (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT MARITIME BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTR4OPTD©Reuters

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

The MSC Renée,

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Housing Starts Fall in February

Housing starts drop in Feb, setback likely temporary

A worker talks on a mobile phone while it snows during construction of a residential building in New York.
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PO at a Glance

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Propylene Looks to Settle Down in March

US March propylene nearing settlement down 1.5 cents/lb
13 March 2015 21:59 Source:ICIS News

US March propylene nearing settlement down 1.5 cents/lbHOUSTON (ICIS)–US March propylene contracts started to settle down 1.5 cents/lb ($33/tonne) to close the week,

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