Afternoon Coffee: Agreement Reached in Trans-Pacific Trade, Port of Los Angeles Reduces Emissions by Record Amount

The 12 delegates who were part of the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership discussions reached a deal this weekend over international trade. The delegates from various countries, including the U.S., now must seek domestic support for the agreement.

The Port of Los Angeles significantly cut emission from port activities, surpassing its goals for 2014 and setting new emission-reduction records. In the last decade, the port reduced diesel particulates by 85%, cut sulfur oxides 97% and nitrogen oxides 52%.

The US Coast Guard is still searching for survivors of a missing cargo ship lost last week’s during Hurricane Joaquin. El Faro, a 790-foot container ship had 33 crew members aboard and was last tracked off the Bahamas.

ConAgra Foods Inc., is seeking new ways to boost efficiency in its supply chain. Congra CEO Sean Connolly said the company will do a “deep dive” into its manufacturing, procurement, transportation and warehousing functions.

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