Port Profile: Bremen and Bremerhaven

Port Profile: Bremen and Bremerhaven

Together, Bremen and Bremerhaven make up Europe’s 4th largest container port. Dating back to the ninth century, the port was originally a local river (Weser River) trading post. By the early 1400’s, Bremen/Bremerhaven became an organized import and export trading hub...

International Fun Facts

The modern number system is of Hindu/Arabic origin, but it originally contained only nine numbers (1-9). The number zero was later invented in India by Aryabhatta at the end of the 5th Century AD… I’m wondering how they counted to 10? Japan’s borders were closed off...
Port Profile: Bremen and Bremerhaven

Port Profile: Hong Kong

The Port of Hong Kong is one of the largest import and export container ports in Asia.  The port’s geographic location makes it an ideal economic gateway to mainland China. Sheltered by Victoria Harbor, its deep waters provide excellent conditions for a large variety...
5 International Fun Facts (IFF)

5 International Fun Facts (IFF)

If Facebook were a country it would have the 3rd largest population in the world, with over 500,000,000 active users. Look out China and India! The almond is the most widely cultivated and extensively used nut in the world. To all you vegans and health food eaters...
Port Profile: Shanghai

Port Profile: Shanghai

The Port of Shanghai has been one of the world’s most active international trade hubs for over a century. However, it was not until China allowed for economic reform in the early 90’s, that the port was able to flourish and reach its current success. In 2010, the Port...