News / Forwarders braced for impact on trade in China retaliation to latest Trump tariffs

first_img“Our president appears to be more than willing to escalate the issue to get the reprieves he wants from the Chinese,” he said.“We’ve seen that he considers himself a shrewd negotiator – well, these tactics may work in the real estate world, but I’m not sure how far they’ll go in international trade.”According to Mr Fried, his members are worried about the implications of what has been described as an “unnecessary” spat will have on volumes.While he does not believe there will be any initial impact from moves by both China and the US, he said it would not be long before volumes were hit.“Once the costs are passed on to consumers you’ll quickly see consumer confidence erode. This [latest move by the US] will exacerbate the issue as far as cargo volumes are concerned.”Furthermore, Mr Fried is concerned the problems will not be limited to volumes between the US and China, with expectations that the EU may be pulled in.While US manufacturing output has hit some of its highest numbers in four years, Mr Fried said the US could not afford to be engaging in this “tit-for-tat” logic.“They are no longer making steel in Pittsburgh, for example” he continued. “Where the US once made everything, it has turned towards the global economy, and for that reason it is important for the country to be part of the global economy.” By Alexander Whiteman 11/07/2018 © Nuthawut Somsuk center_img Forwarders are advised to brace themselves as the China-US trade war kicks up a gear.The US administration has announced plans for a further $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese exports.This follows Bloomberg reports this week that President Donald Trump was eyeing tariffs on “every single Chinese import”.Executive director of the Air Forwarders Association, Brandon Fried, told The Loadstar these threats should be taken seriously.last_img read more

Exclusive Nissan GT-R NISMO Special Edition to make autumn debut

first_img It is especially pleasant since the accelerator pedal is connected to a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6, conservatively rated at 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. Nissan says the GT-R NISMO Special Edition utilizes high-precision, weight-balanced parts for the piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, and valve gear components. All of this is apparently dialed in with tighter tolerances, delivering snappier engine revs and quicker turbo spooling.Don’t forget: each engine is hand-assembled from beginning to end in a special clean room by master technicians known as takumi. After assembly, the engine bears this person’s signature. Trending Videos See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca A very limited number of the new model will be available in North America this fall. Pricing for the GT-R NISMO Special Edition will be announced at a later date. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSNissanCoupeNon-LuxurySupercarsNew VehiclesSupercarsGT-RJapanNISMONissanSpecial Edition We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Nissan previewed a new Special Edition of its GT-R NISMO today in Japan, one which will hit the streets – and race tracks – later this year.While there aren’t any powertrain changes to this model, it does strike a distinctive look. In the rarefied air of a collector’s world, that’s more than enough to get a high roller to open their wallet.This new trim features a Stealth Gray exterior color, a NISMO exclusive, plus new 20-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels and a unique clear-coated carbon-fiber hood. The latter exposes an intricate carbon-fiber weave, making it a good party piece when milling about at your socially-distant Cars & Coffee. Because branding is always an adventure, it is worth noting this is the first time we’ve seen Nissan’s new logo on a GT-R, showing up on the car’s trunk lid and wheel center caps. Standing out against that Stealth Gray paint are several dashes of red trim, ones which actually look pretty fetching in this application.Thanks to Nissan’s glacier-like design cycle, the cabin of this GT-R NISMO Special Edition will seem familiar to anyone who’s seen a GT-R in the past umpteen years, albeit with some snazzy red accents. There’s nothing wrong with that, since the GT-R interior is a decent place in which to spend time. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Nissan Trending in Canada advertisement First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

HFT introduces the PurgEye® 1000

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Remembrance service for Jeff Joe

first_imgLocalNews Remembrance service for Jeff Joe by: – November 23, 2012 Tweet Share Jeff Joseph performing at the 2011 World Creole Music FestivalToday marks the one year anniversary of the passing of Dominica’s Cadence icon Jeff Joseph.Joseph who hailed from the village of St. Joseph passed away after unsuccessful emergency surgery in Martinique last year.His death sent shock waves throughout his homeland Dominica and the rest of the world. Jeff Joe as he was affectionately known was a founding member of the Grammacks New Generation and performed with his band at last years 15th edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).He was known for his significant contribution to the musical industry in Dominica and is described by many as a “creative genius” particularly due to his instrumental role in the development and promotion of Cadence Lypso and Dominica’s WCMF.Jeff Joe was one of Dominica’s Goodwill Ambassadors and recognized as a “great humanitarian”, community activist and diplomat and a dedicated family man.In celebration of the life of Jeff Joe and his contribution to music in Dominica, this year’s 16th edition of the WCMF paid homage to the Cadence icon.A special service in remembrance of the life and great works of Jeff Joe will be held at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church from 7:00 p.m. this evening. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share 15 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

GNIC’s delay tactics, rain prevent GDF outright win

first_imgUnsavoury delay tactics by the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) prevented the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) from completing a well-deserved outright win in the latest round of the Noble House Seafoods, Second Division two-day competition at the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) Ground on Sunday.  GDF, who required 66 runs to complete an outright win, were left agonizingly short by 10 runs when the rain came. Prior to that, GNIC’s players employed a number of witty delaying tactics to stall proceedings. Sunday’s game saw GNIC being bundled out for 142 after winning the toss and electing to bat. Only Shane De Souza (32) and Jevin Colling (23) got amongst the runs while Leon Andrews (3-27), Jamal Chisholm (2-36) and Damion Waldron (2-38) shared the wickets for the Army men. GDF, in their first innings, captured first innings points and a handsome lead after they posted 272 before being dismissed with Waldron (52) returned to score half century. Damion Withney (49) and Letroy Clarke (44) missed out on reaching their milestones. GNIC, with a deficit of 130 runs, were dismissed for 196 in their second innings with Rashidi Benjamin (55) and Dexter Solomon (44) getting amongst the runs. Randy Lindore nabbed 4-50. Needing 66 to complete the win, GDF ended on 56-1 when rain intervened.last_img read more