Global Trade

By Patrick Burnson · August 5, 2011
While the global economic crisis continues to capture mainstream business press headlines this week, one supply chain industry analyst reports that other recent trends bear watching
By Patrick Burnson · August 3, 2011
Shipper demand for ocean carrier capacity has failed to match the rise in supply during a slack peak season, said industry analysts
By Patrick Burnson · August 3, 2011
The air cargo industry “is living in several different realities,” reports the International Air Transport Association
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2011
The mainstream business press is reporting that Asian financial markets are on the rebound as a consequence of news that the U.S. will avoid a default on its debt obligations. This was not the only story to celebrate this week, however.
By Patrick Burnson · July 21, 2011
Regarding Matson and its suite of services offered by the three entities – Matson Integrated Logistics, Matson Global and Matson America – the single brand will differentiate its full range of services.
By Patrick Burnson · July 19, 2011
Just when U.S. exports are ramping up, comes news that the American Association of Port Authorities and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration have signed a Memorandum of Intent at the Port of Oakland.
By Patrick Burnson · July 18, 2011
After the critical shortages of containers of last year, production has picked up again, but high container prices and a tight ratio of containers to vessel slots will continue to constrain the availability of boxes
By Patrick Burnson · July 17, 2011
The SaaS-based delivery will experience healthy growth through 2015, when worldwide revenue is projected to reach $21.3 billion
By Patrick Burnson · July 17, 2011
The American Association of Port Authorities recently commended the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its chairman, Cong. John Mica (R-Fla.), for rolling out a comprehensive, multi-year transportation reauthoriztion proposal that is focused on improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure and, for the first time, includes a maritime title.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2011
Amid gathering fears that America's economic recovery may be sputtering, California exporters posted their 19th consecutive month of healthy year-over gains in May.
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2011
News that the U.S. and Mexican governments have finally inked a Memorandum of Understanding on a new cross-border trucking program will be good for American shippers and, more importantly, save American honor on a promise made and kept.
By Patrick Burnson · July 6, 2011
Saia Inc. found that shippers responding to its “National Trends in Small to Medium-sized Businesses” had a variety of concerns. But chief among them is having a “Plan B.”
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2011
While North America’s great ocean cargo gateways are heavily reliant on containerized throughput, major and minor ports alike are not letting go of their bulk and breakbulk operations. Indeed, many of them are coming to regard this basic piece of their portfolio as a value-added service.
By Patrick Burnson · June 30, 2011
Rising prices and other inflationary pressure could reduce corporate profits by up to 9 percent in 2011 and 2012
By Patrick Burnson · June 28, 2011
As we discussed last week, air cargo shippers are increasingly concerned about the ongoing recovery of service in the Asia Pacific trade lanes.

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