Wednesday, February 23, 2011
As you probably already know, not too long ago the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) floated the idea of reducing available daily driving time for truck drivers by one hour from 11 to ten hours per day. Needless to say, this was not well received, and not surprisingly, it seems to have become even less popular than it was when first introduced.
Friday, February 18, 2011
As I have discussed before, housing and unemployment remain a drag on the economy, but there are other things happening that are positive, including higher U.S. export volumes, the slow process of credit availability becoming more prevalent, sequential increases in GDP growth, and promising manufacturing data showing strong momentum.
The Federal Maritime Commission took several steps yesterday to reduce regulatory burdens and bring cost savings and flexibility to the shipping industry and the customers they serve.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Despite the beating the Obama Administration has taken on its trade policies, one fact is indisputable: Exports of U.S. goods and services grew 16.6 percent in calendar year 2010
Posted on 02/15 at 02:52 PM
Global Trade •
Friday, February 11, 2011
By now, you have probably seen the most recent batch of numbers from the Commerce Department regarding the trade deficit. In short, the data pretty much represents an ongoing trend. Commerce said that the international trade deficit increased 5.9 percent in December 2010, to $40.6 billion, up from $38.3 billion in November. And exports grew 1.8 percent, to $163.0 billion, and imports rose 2.6 percent, to $203.5 billion.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Diplomat(s) expressed increasing concern that Saudi Arabia is no longer able to lift oil production at a rate fast enough to prevent oil prices from escalating.
Monday, February 07, 2011
Since Barack Obama became President of the United States, one of the biggest complaints from his critics has been that his policies and measures have been far from “business friendly.” Maybe that is your opinion and maybe it isn’t, but, either way, it is worth taking a look at comments made during his speech at the United States Chamber of Commerce earlier today.
Posted on 02/07 at 12:50 PM
Friday, February 04, 2011
Despite the encouraging news from The International Air Transport Association on improving freight volumes, there are still two key issues that may have a negative impact on a full recovery: the weather and fuel prices.
Posted on 02/04 at 11:12 AM
Air Cargo •
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Earlier today, I reported on the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) monthly Manufacturing Report on Business. In the interest of not repeating the story verbatim, I will tell you this: it was a very, very good report.
Posted on 02/01 at 01:38 PM
Monday, January 31, 2011
Irrespective of political concerns or positions, the current upheaval in Egypt must not result in the closing of the Suez Canal
Thursday, January 27, 2011
If the on-going plight of the world’s victimized seafarers doesn’t arouse decisive action against piracy, perhaps this news will: shipping is becoming more expensive
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
News that the Port of Jacksonville, is taking a bit more time to expand makes plenty of sense to analysts
Monday, January 24, 2011
What I am about to tell you is not new but at the same time it bears repeating: the federal gasoline tax has not increased from its current levels of 23.4 cents for diesel and 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline since 1994.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, has joined those experts predicting a substantial boost in sourcing expenses
Monday, January 17, 2011
The most important take-away for shippers at this point in time is that recent fuel price movements reflect emerging market conditions.
Posted on 01/17 at 12:21 PM