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Implementation of rules that govern pricing of London coffee futures beginning this spring are not expected to disrupt markets. more

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Hanjin Shipping’s recent bankruptcy illustrates significant problems squeezing the shipping industry. Too many container ships on the seas combine with low freight rates to slash companies’ profit margins, shipping analysts report. more

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When green coffee heading for the United States didn’t arrive on time, news quickly spread. Hanjin Shipping Co. had filed for bankruptcy stranding ships at sea. The news was a clear indication that the global shipping industry was facing a crisis. more

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Coffee Shippers Confront Myriad Challenges

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Hamburg SUD’s Frank Leck, senior sales manager import central Europe, explains from his vantage the challenges facing green coffee shippers. more

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West Coast coffee industry recovers after protracted 2015 labor dispute but not before Portland loses major shippers; USDA inspections still trigger some delays. more

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    Old locks restricted transit of ultra large container vessels (ULCV) through the Panama Canal

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