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Saint Joseph's contributes to research on improving survivability of shipped lobsters

Laurie Schreiber |

An academic and industry collaboration is looking into ways to create an environment where a “soft shell lobster” can be turned into a more resilient and valuable “hard shell...

Eimskip USA's Portland-based managing director steps down

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After nine years of leadership at Icelandic shipping company Eimskip USA, Larus Isfeld is stepping down as managing director. The company will look for a permanent replacement for its Portland...

MITC awarded $345K in federal funds to help small businesses expand globally

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The Maine International Trade Center has been awarded $345,000 in competitive federal funding to help the state's small businesses become bigger exporters. The award was from the U.S. Small Business...

MITC offers 'Global U' training for businesses with international ambitions

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The Maine International Trade Center is launching a new 'Global U' education series to give small businesses a leg up on global success.

Trump tariffs hurting Maine seating manufacturer, too

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As concern grows about how a potential U.S.-China trade war may continue to adversely impact Maine lobster exports, the state’s congressional delegation fears additional tariffs proposed by the...

Lobster exports post steep decline under Trump’s China tariffs

The value of live Maine lobsters exported to China dropped 64% in July 2018, compared with July 2017, following the Trump administration's imposition of new tariffs on China.

Brewers struggling with shortage of aluminum cans

A shortage of beer cans that has been in the making for a couple of years is being felt by some Maine brewers.

Blueberry growers squeezed by price drop, bad weather

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Maine's blueberry industry continues to deal with price drops, unaccommodating weather, diseases, foreign competition and reduced crop size.

Maine brewers deliver 70 craft beer varieties to festival in United Kingdom

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The Maine Beer Box has arrived in the United Kingdom for the Leeds International Beer Festival loaded with over 400 kegs, from 65 breweries and 78 different beer varieties ranging from New England...

ITC ruling on newsprint tariffs hailed as victory for newspapers

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Maine’s newspaper publishers scored a victory Wednesday, with the International Trade Commission nullifying tariffs imposed on imported newsprint by the U.S. Department of Commerce in January.

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