Materials and Metals Containers and Packaging

  • A file photo of a Hanjin container ship.

    The collapse of the South Korean shipping giant is rocking the global trade market.

  • Coca-Cola Amatil

    The company is working on reformulations, reduction of sugar and package sizes to suit new consumption trends, says Coca-Cola Amatil's Martyn Roberts.

  • Aug 25- Berry Plastics Group Inc said it would buy flexible plastic packaging films maker AEP Industries Inc in a deal valued at $765 million, including debt. Based on Berry Plastics' close on Aug. 23, AEP shareholders will receive either $110 in cash or 2.5011 shares of Berry Plastics for each AEP share. Upon closing of the stock and cash deal, AEP shareholders will...

  • District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday vacated part of an FDA directive stating tobacco companies may need the agency's clearance to market products with significant labeling modifications, such as a change in color or logo. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed last year by subsidiaries of Imperial Brands, Reynolds American Inc and Altria...

  • District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday vacated part of an FDA directive stating tobacco companies may need the agency's clearance to market products with significant labeling modifications, such as a change in color or logo. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed last year by subsidiaries of Imperial Brands, Reynolds American Inc and Altria...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 3- Targa Resources on Wednesday said three liquefied petroleum gas export cargoes were canceled out of its Galena Park terminal near Houston, Texas in the past two months amid fluctuating Asian demand and collapsing prices. In June, Targa sued China Soft Packaging Group in the Harris Country District Court in Texas over allegations it failed to...

  • July 7- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients, which labeling supporters say could create loopholes for some U.S. crops. The Senate voted 63-30 for the bill that would display GMO contents with words, pictures or a bar code that can be scanned with...

  • The deal has also won antitrust approval in Europe and Brazil. The two companies account for 60 percent of beverage can supply in North America, 69 percent in Europe and 74 percent in Brazil, according to Morningstar analysts. European packaging maker Ardagh Group has agreed to buy divested assets for $3.42 billion, including 12 plants in Europe, eight in the...

  • TAIPEI, June 14- Taiwan stocks were little changed on Tuesday amid continued uncertainties in global economies and as Asian shares slipped on mounting worries ahead of a referendum in Britain that could see it exiting the European Union. The main TAIEX index was nearly unchanged at 8,533.77 as of 0149 GMT, after closing nearly 2.1 percent lower in the previous...

  • The penalty is the largest fine the FAA has proposed imposing on Amazon, which the agency said has had a series of at least 24 hazardous materials violations in recent years. The FAA alleged that on Oct. 15, 2014, Amazon sent a UPS package with a one-gallon container of "Amazing! The package leaked and nine UPS employees who came into contact with the box reported...

  • The penalty is the largest fine the FAA has proposed imposing on Amazon, which the agency said has had a series of at least 24 hazardous materials violations in recent years. The FAA alleged that on Oct. 15, 2014, Amazon sent a UPS package with a one-gallon container of "Amazing! The package leaked and nine UPS employees who came into contact with the box reported...

  • The penalty is largest fine the FAA has proposed imposing on Amazon, which the agency said has had a series of hazardous materials violations. The FAA alleged that on Oct. 15, 2014, Amazon sent a UPS package with a one-gallon container of "Amazing! It was not clear how many total times Amazon paid fines or admitted responsibility, since the FAA does not issue press...

  • *4th- qtr sales $1.81 bln vs est. *Profit $1.44/ share vs est. Smucker Co's quarterly net sales jumped 25 percent, beating analysts' estimates, as demand rose for its Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts branded coffee and its pet foods.

  • Businessman toasting

    Ball Corp. said it along with rival Rexam agreed to sell some assets to Luxembourg-based packaging maker Ardagh Group for about $3.42 billion.

  • Container shipping lines open their checkbooks

    Despite fragile freight rates, shipping lines are still acquiring, in order to maintain market share and capacity, says Johnson Leung, head of regional transport research at Jefferies.

  • AMZN taps into the sharing economy

    Amazon is testing an Uber-like service for delivering its one-hour Prime Now packages.

  • Maersk: Cost cuts will help us meet full-year target

    Robbert Van Trooijen, CEO for North Asia Region at Maersk Line, says cost-saving measures will enable the container-shipping operator to outperform the industry for the rest of 2015.

  • TCS opens up on earnings

    The Container Store's Q1 earnings were better than expected.

  • Bubble Wrap

    Bubble Wrap has been a packaging staple since the '60s, but now the company behind it is making some big changes.

  • An International Paper Co. employee stacks corrugated boxes on the floor of the company's factory in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania.

    International Paper on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $134 million.