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Tunneling through Andes to speed global trade

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South American engineers are trying to tackle one of the continent's greatest natural challenges: the towering Andes mountain chain that creates a costly physical barrier for...

 

At the NCGE conference, noted author Harm De Blij mentioned a daring project that would link Eastern South America with the Pacific as engineers were planning to tunnel under the Andes mountains.  Here is a link to an article on this intermodal transportation project that would lower the shipping costs from East Asia to the Southern Atlantic.  Government officials in both Argentina and Brazil have described the  project as a matter of "national interest."  

 

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Rachel Phillips's curator insight, May 7, 2015 12:54 PM

This is a great idea for a region that has the need to travel so much through such a tough area. Even if it will cost a lot of money to accomplish, in the long run it will save more than it costs to build.  This could change so much, and really boost their economies. Not only would it speed up shipping time and lower shipping costs, but it would allow more shipping to be done which means more business throughout the entire year as opposed to the situation now with snow getting in the way. Not only would it effect that aspect of the economy but it would also produce jobs for the time of the work being done, which is never a bad thing.

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 1, 2015 8:19 AM

If this project can be accomplished, it would truly be one of the greatest engineering feats in human history. To build a railroad tunnel through the Andes mountains seems impossible, but in all likelihood with the right amount of funding, it can be done. The tunnel would have great economic benefits for both Brazil and Argentina. Goods from both countries could be shipped in both directions with out any issues. The larger world would also benefit from the train tunnel. It is estimated that the tunnel would lower the shipping costs from East Asia to the Southern Atlantic. The entire global trading market would benefit from this development.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 7, 2015 12:44 PM
Doing something such as this is a brilliant move in engineering. Making a tunnel through the Andes will connect countries together, make shipping much easier and doing so may cut the cost of goods being shipped and received. Just like the Panama Canal increased the cargo freight lining industry for shipping, this will also increase an industry for railways,.
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Complying with U.S. Export Controls Seminar

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February 17, 2016 @ 8:30 am – February 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm


San Diego Gas & Electric Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, California 92117 United States Map and Directions This two-day program is led by BIS’s professional counseling…
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Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce Chapter 98 Seminar | San Diego Center for International Trade Development

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Chula Vista Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo | San Diego Center for International Trade Development

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January 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership—Opening Global Doors for Small Businesses | The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov

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U.S. Commerce Department Releases 50 New Reports Highlighting Trans-Pacific Partnership Benefits for American Businesses

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today issued a series of new fact reports that demonstrate the positive impact that passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can have on the U.S. economy. The reports highlight by state the value of U.S. goods exports to TPP markets; the number of U.S. jobs supported by exports from each state; and the tariff reductions that stand to benefit each state’s top export sectors.
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How will a modern Silk Road affect China’s foreign policy?

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China's modern Silk Road project has become a way of defining China’s place in the world and its relations with its neighbours.
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G.O.P. Discord Over Ex-Im Bank Intensifies, as G.E. Shifts Jobs Abroad

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General Electric and Boeing blamed a halt in export credit for job transfers and a loss of contracts, reigniting Republican infighting over the fate of the Ex-Im Bank.
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Mexicali Supply Expo 2016 | San Diego Center for International Trade Development

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February 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Mexicali, Mexico is home to over 500 national and international companies with manufacturing and assembly operations utilizing over $350 million in parts and components in the region annually. The Mexicali…
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Your Roadmap to Exporting | San Diego Center for International Trade Development

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Your Roadmap to Exporting Point Loma Nazarene University – Mission Valley Campus 4007 Camino del Rio South, Room 206 San Diego, CA 92108 An introduction to exporting opportunities and resources for…
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Customs Broker License Exam Preparation Course

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January 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Grossmont College is offering their Customs Broker License Exam Preparation class starting Saturday, January 23, 2016 and running for seven Saturdays.  The purpose of the class is to help import/export…
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"U.S. Export Compliance Seminar, Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce" When:
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November 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


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The Southwestern College Business Club and CITD will be hosting an international business workshop geared toward students interested in pursuing trade-related careers. The workshop will feature a panel of international business professionals at various stages[...]
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Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim Consumers

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Participate in the Discover Global Markets Business Forum, October 29-30, 2015, Orange County, California

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Warehouse workers join port truck drivers on picket line

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L.A.-Long Beach port truckers strike Pac 9 and XPO Logistics
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FACT SHEET: How the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Boosts Made in America Exports, Supports Higher-Paying American Jobs, and Protects American Workers | whitehouse.gov

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