Exports

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
By Patrick Burnson · April 10, 2012
Container shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement are recommending a further round of incremental rate increases to dry and selected refrigerated commodities
By Patrick Burnson · February 14, 2012
Trade with China, Japan, and South Korea also helped California firms establish a new record high for merchandise exports in 2011
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By George Kokoris · February 6, 2012
Whether you’re shipping auto brakes, consumer appliance parts, paper or simply packaging material, there are incredible intricacies to cross-border transit – from documentation standards and customs issues, to specific requirements for certain types of shipments. Getting it right is essential: timely delivery impacts production south of the border. To help, we’ve put together this strategy guide for making your intermodal shipments into Mexico smoother.
By Patrick Burnson · January 20, 2012
As part of President Obama’s National Export Initiative Agenda, which calls for a doubling of U.S. exports over a five-year period, the Port of Los Angeles continues to focus on assisting businesses throughout the region.
By Patrick Burnson · January 17, 2012
For the second consecutive year, the Port of Los Angeles experienced record-breaking exports as outbound container volumes surged 14.5 percent in 2011 compared to 2010
By Patrick Burnson · January 16, 2012
The United States exported $177.8 billion in goods and services in November, 2011, according to data released late last week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Commerce Department.
By Patrick Burnson · December 28, 2011
Despite economic challenges in the U.S., now is the time for calculated risk.
By Patrick Burnson · December 28, 2011
A new survey shows more needs to be done to educate small- and mid-sized businesses on the potential of engaging in global trade.
By Jeff Berman · November 17, 2011
Spurred by strong export growth, October volumes at the Port of Los Angeles were solid on a year-over-year basis on the heels of an uneven September the month before.
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By George Kokoris · August 19, 2011
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, roughly 96 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States – holding two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power.

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