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Oct 22, 2012, 13:09 ET
UBM Global Trade's 23nd Annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference & Exhibition, hosted by The Port of Houston Authority, had a strong turnout of 4,245 logisticians plus 300 exhibiting companies. It was held Oct. 8-11 2012, in Houston.  The program, "Navigating the Economic Tempest" showcased industry leaders and noted analysts during four days of education sessions and conference panel discussions, which addressed the outlook for the project cargo market, contract negotiations, challenges of mega-projects, as well as the hot regions to watch in the industry and the oil, gas, mining, metals and power generation sectors.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

2012 Breakbulk Americas Conference Highlights Regions to Watch for Project Cargo Growth, Events Set Charitable Donation Record

 UBM Global Trade's 23nd Annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition, hosted by The Port of Houston Authority, had...

Oct 08, 2012, 14:44 ET

2012 TPM Asia Conference panel to cover China's upcoming leadership change and how it relates to port and maritime policy

 The upcoming TPM Asia conference will feature a presentation by Tom Behrens-Sorenson, Co-founder and Partner, of Navisino Advisors (Beijing)...

Aug 30, 2012, 21:00 ET

Ma Ze Hua, President, COSCO Group, & Ng Yat Chung, CEO, NOL Group, to Deliver Keynote Speeches at 6th Annual TPM Asia Conference

 The Journal of Commerce confirmed today that two of the most senior executives in the container shipping industry globally will participate as...

Aug 30, 2012, 15:01 ET
On Sept. 12, UBM Global Trade will launch a new webcast series addressing the key industries driving U.S. trade -- agriculture, automobiles and auto parts, and forest products. Each webcast will be moderated by a Journal of Commerce editor and include analysis of the latest trends in each freight group as well as possible hurdles they face this fall. The series is free and open to non-JOC members.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

The Journal of Commerce Announces Fall Webcast Series on the Industries Driving U.S. Trade

 On Sept. 12, UBM Global Trade will launch a new webcast series addressing the key industries driving U.S. trade -- agriculture, automobiles...

Aug 28, 2012, 13:22 ET
With ports on the East and Gulf coasts headed for a possible shutdown at the end of September, current longshore labor negotiations are a hot issue being closely followed by the shipping industry in the U.S. and globally. The Journal of Commerce announced today that it will add a session to the agenda of its Inland Port Logistics Conference, Sept 5-6, in Oak Brook, IL, covering this volatile and unpredictable negotiation that impacts everyone from railroads to third-party logistics providers to beneficial cargo owners.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

Potential East Coast Port Strike Added to Agenda of Next Week's Inland Port Logistics Conference, Announced UBM Global Trade

With ports on the East and Gulf coasts headed for a possible shutdown at the end of September, current longshore labor negotiations are a hot...

Jun 06, 2012, 13:42 ET

Le PDG de Transnet prononcera le discours liminaire du congrès africain Breakbulk Africa 2012 Congress

 Brian Molefe, PDG de Transnet, le plus grand conglomérat sud-africain de chemins de fer, de ports et de pipelines prononcera le discours...

Jun 05, 2012, 14:57 ET
Brian Molefe, CEO of Transnet, South Africa's largest rail, port and pipeline conglomerate, will deliver the keynote address at the African debut of UBM Global Trade's Breakbulk Africa Congress, which takes place August 7-8, 2012, at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. During his keynote address, Molefe will discuss Transnet's recently announced, four-point growth strategy, which includes plans to invest R110.6 billion (US$12.9 billion) in new rail equipment, the widening and deepening of ports and building a new pipeline to solve South Africa's infrastructure challenges. (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

Transnet CEO to Deliver Keynote at Breakbulk Africa 2012 Congress

 Brian Molefe, CEO of Transnet, South Africa's largest rail, port and pipeline conglomerate, will deliver the keynote address at the African...

May 07, 2012, 14:00 ET
UBM Global Trade has promoted Chris Brooks to Editor of The Journal of Commerce and expanded the publication's editorial team. A veteran of the brand, Brooks brings a wealth of editorial and industry knowledge to his new role. Through authoritative and extensive daily online news content, a weekly magazine and several industry-leading annual conferences, The Journal of Commerce provides international logistics executives with the tools to help plan global supply chains and better manage day-to-day logistics and shipping needs.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

UBM Global Trade Announces Editor Promotions at The Journal of Commerce

UBM Global Trade has promoted Chris Brooks to Editor of The Journal of Commerce and expanded the publication's editorial team. A veteran of the...

Apr 03, 2012, 11:07 ET
U.S. containerized imports in February fell for the first time in four months on a year-over-year basis, sliding 5.8 percent to 1,193,157 twenty-foot-equivalent units as demand for furniture, toys and footwear declined on early closing of factories in China and soft consumer spending. The month-to-month drop was even more dramatic, as February imports plunged 18.6 percent from January, reported The Journal of Commerce/PIERS economist Mario O. Moreno.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

Early Lunar New Year Contributes to Drop in U.S. Containerized Imports, Volume Down 5.8 Percent in February

U.S. containerized imports in February fell for the first time in four months on a year-over-year basis, sliding 5.8 percent to 1,193,157...

Mar 15, 2012, 14:01 ET
Steady sales growth in both automobiles and existing homes over the last few months drove U.S. container import volumes up 4.1 percent in January to 1,475,608 million twenty-foot-equivalent units. This marks the third consecutive month of year-over-year imports increase, and a month-over-month climb of 11 percent.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

U.S. Containerized Imports up for Third Consecutive Month, Led by Growth in Furniture, Auto Parts

 Steady sales growth in both automobiles and existing homes over the last few months drove U.S. container import volumes up 4.1 percent in...

Mar 09, 2012, 15:07 ET
A record crowd of more than 4,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors filled the INTEX Shanghai Exposition Center and Sheraton Hongqiao for the inaugural Breakbulk China Transportation Conference and Exhibition, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2012. Breakbulk and project cargo transportation industry executives discussed China's promising but challenging market during two days of Mandarin and English language panels, while customers and prospective customers -- more than 75 percent from mainland China, met with exhibitors on the INTEX exhibition floor.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

Breakbulk's First Shanghai Conference Sets Asia Record

 A record crowd of more than 4,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors filled the INTEX Shanghai Exposition Center and Sheraton Hongqiao for the...

Mar 09, 2012, 01:15 ET
The Journal of Commerce TPM Asia conference will be hosted by China's Shenzhen Port through 2016, executives agreed this week. John Day, CEO of UBM Global Trade, and Ma Yong Zhi, Deputy Director General of the Transport Commission of Shenzen Municipality, China, signed a new, five-year agreement for TPM Asia on March 5 at The Journal of Commerce's TPM Long Beach conference in California. Greg March, Asia Director, The Journal of Commerce (left) and Peter Tirschwell, Senior Vice President of Strategy, UBM Global Trade, (at podium) participated in the announcement.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

UBM Global Trade Inks Agreement with Shenzhen Port to Host TPM Asia in Shenzhen Through 2016

The Journal of Commerce TPM Asia conference will be hosted by China's Shenzhen Port through 2016, executives agreed this week. John Day, CEO of...

Mar 05, 2012, 04:15 ET
UBM Global Trade announced today the promotion of Tony Stein to Publisher of The Journal of Commerce and head of a new group focused on offering enhanced marketing services. Through authoritative and extensive daily online news content, a weekly magazine and numerous annual conferences, The Journal of Commerce provides international logistics executives with the tools to help plan global supply chains and better manage day-to-day logistics and shipping needs.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

UBM Global Trade Appoints Tony Stein to Publisher of The Journal of Commerce

 UBM Global Trade announced today the promotion of Tony Stein to Publisher of The Journal of Commerce and head of a new group focused on...

Feb 15, 2012, 13:55 ET

ICAP Shipping Announces Strategic Market Data Partnership with The Journal of Commerce

ICAP Shipping, the shipping arm of ICAP plc, the world's leading interdealer broker, today announced a strategic partnership with The Journal of...

Feb 14, 2012, 07:45 ET
Centuries ago, the ancient Silk Road connected China to East Asia and Europe and fundamentally changed the world. Today, expansion of the project cargo and heavy-lift transportation business is pushing a resurgence in this overland route's popularity. The current issue of Breakbulk Magazine examines economic and logistical arguments for moving goods from China into the European Union via road and rail.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

Boom in Breakbulk Transportation Reawakens Famed Silk Road

 Centuries ago, the ancient Silk Road connected China to East Asia and Europe and fundamentally changed the world. Today, expansion of the...

Feb 13, 2012, 10:53 ET
Ocean carriers' plans to increase import trans-Pacific freight rates by $800 per 40-foot container will be discussed by key industry figures in the opening Market Outlook session of the 2012 Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference, Mar. 5-7, Long Beach, Calif.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

Freight Rate Increase and Global Overcapacity Create Dynamic Backdrop for 2012 Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference

Ocean carriers' plans to increase import trans-Pacific freight rates by $800 per 40-foot container will be discussed by key industry figures in...

Feb 09, 2012, 00:51 ET
Breakbulk Events announced that Mui-Fong Goh, a partner at global management consultant A.T. Kearney, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Breakbulk China Transportation Conference & Exhibition. Breakbulk China will bring together top executives in the breakbulk and project cargo transportation sectors Feb. 27-Mar. 1, at the Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

Industry Consultant Mui-Fong Goh to Deliver Keynote for Breakbulk China Conference

Breakbulk Events announced that Mui-Fong Goh, a partner at global management consultant A.T. Kearney, will deliver the keynote address at the...

Feb 06, 2012, 12:22 ET
U.S. containerized imports closed 2011 with a surge, with goods related to the recovering housing and auto markets pushing inbound volume up 3 percent year-over-year in December, according to figures from The Journal of Commerce/PIERS.  (PRNewsFoto/UBM Global Trade)

U.S. Containerized Imports Grew 3 Percent in 2011

U.S. containerized imports closed 2011 with a surge, with goods related to the recovering housing and auto markets pushing inbound volume up 3...

Nov 17, 2011, 01:30 ET

Drewry Shipping's Susan Oatway to Deliver Keynote for Breakbulk South America Congress

Breakbulk Events announced that Susan Oatway, senior consultant at Drewry Shipping Consultants, will deliver the opening keynote address at the...

Nov 09, 2011, 00:45 ET

2011 Breakbulk Americas Conference Sets Record For New Orleans Attendance

UBM Global Trade's 22nd Annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition set a company record for New Orleans attendance...