This Week In Global Logistics 57

EcoCradle Wine Shipper

Growing Mushroom Packaging – Ecovative Design LLC’s newest EcoCradle Mushroom Packaging is made from agricultural crop waste that is bonded together into a rigid material with mycelium, also known as “mushroom roots.” This new eco-friendly material is made to replace petrochemical-based foam and can grow in 4 to 10 days. Sealed Air and Ecovative Design have struck a deal to work together in order to accelerate the production, sales, and distribution of the new product.

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World’s Largest Cargo Airport to be Built in China – Beginning this year, China will start to build a nine-runway airport 30 miles south of Beijing. This $4.8 billion project will be built on a 6,600 acre site and will have the capacity of more than 130 million passengers and 5 million metric tons of cargo. The airport is slated to be completed by late 2017.

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U.S. Signs Customs Agreement with Mexico – Janet Napolitano, Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, signed a customs agreement with the Secretary of Treasury and Public Credit of Mexico this week. Both governments are hoping that the customs agreement will strengthen customs cooperation and aid in the joint struggle against arms trafficking. In the last five years, more than 63,000 rifles and 10 million rounds of ammunition have been confiscated by federal forces.

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Operations at India’s Port Nehru Disrupted by Strike – Earlier this week unionized dock workers at Port of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s largest container gateway, joined a 24-hour nationwide general strike in protest of the central government’s labor policies. Workers walked off the job at major state-owned ports such as Mumbai, Chennai, Cochin and Kolkata as well. The Trade Union Coordination Committee launched this strike as an attempt to put pressure on the government to review its proposed changes in public-sector organizations.

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