Exports

By Patrick Burnson · June 17, 2014
Port productivity (or lack thereof) is becoming a key issue in the current negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers.
By Patrick Burnson · April 22, 2014
SAP AG announced the availability of a new application to help centralize processing trade activities, SAP Global Trade Services, processing trade in China. 


By Patrick Burnson · November 16, 2013
Houston is the tenth-largest port in the world by volume, and is playing an increasingly important role in America’s rebirth as a producer of energy-related exports
By Patrick Burnson · October 4, 2013
In keeping with emerging market forecasts posted here by leading trade analysts, port authorities estimate that 30,000 Ford vehicles will be exported through Portland to China for the first time.
By Patrick Burnson · September 30, 2013
The American Farm Bureau Federation and the Port of Oakland called for much needed improvements in port infrastructure.
By Patrick Burnson · August 29, 2013
Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement Westbound section contend that there is an “urgent need” to begin rate restoration efforts in anticipation of fourth quarter cargo growth.
By Patrick Burnson · August 26, 2013
While it may seem “counter-intuitive,” California's merchandise export trade with Europe has been up nearly 13% over the latest three months while the state's exports to the Far East declined by 3.2% during the same period. Further complicating this picture is that this occurred despite a 16.9% jump in the value of shipments to China.
By Patrick Burnson · July 16, 2013
Amid growing concern that U.S. exports may be lagging, comes news that inbound shipments are sluggish, too.
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By George Kokoris · March 1, 2013
The following paper will discuss the regulatory and logistical hurdles that a U.S. business must be aware of when shipping across the U.S./Canadian border. Each of these challenges must be understood and addressed as part of the cross-border experience.
By Patrick Burnson · December 11, 2012
Weakening economic conditions in several key foreign markets and outright recessions in others led to mixed results for California exporters during October, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released this morning by the U.S. Commerce Department.
By Patrick Burnson · October 3, 2012
The UPS annual “Change in the (Supply) Chain” survey, conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights and targeting U.S.-based senior-level supply chain decision makers in the high-tech/electronics industry, suggests renewed confidence in the nation’s exporting potential.
By Patrick Burnson · September 24, 2012
As explained in a previous Boston Consulting Group report, when the many risks and hidden costs of managing extended global supply chains are taken into account, it will be just as economical to manufacture many products in the U.S. if those goods are sold in the U.S.
By Patrick Burnson · June 19, 2012
Even as the global recession has forced cutbacks in government spending, other countries continue to invest significantly more than the U.S. to expand and update their transportation networks
By Patrick Burnson · June 18, 2012
Beacon Economics is reporting some encouraging news for Golden State shippers…especially on the job front
By Patrick Burnson · June 11, 2012
As the Agricultural Transportation Coalition prepares to convene in San Francisco for their annual convention next week, comes news that California ag exports are in decline

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