Global Trade

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.”
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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.
By Patrick Burnson · June 23, 2011
In its fourth quarter earnings report, Fedex explained its 6 percent y-t-d improvement on strong yield improvement in all transportation segments, as well as volume growth of ground and international express shipments.
By Patrick Burnson · June 21, 2011
The cornerstone of America’s tech industry is forecasting increased global sales, and touting pro-business policies for lasting economic recovery
By Patrick Burnson · June 21, 2011
The Port of San Francisco, which ceded major container operations to its cross-bay rival, the Port of Oakland, many years ago, is getting back to basics.
By Patrick Burnson · June 17, 2011
As many leading ocean carrier executives have noted recently, sharper shipper expectations are driving disruptive change in the industry
By Jeff Berman · June 16, 2011
Following a 7 percent gain in shipments from March to April, April to May showed an 8 percent increase at 1,037,365, said Panjiva. The number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 147,876 was up 6 percent, matching a 6 percent increase from March to April. Both shipments and manufacturers were down 1 percent, respectively, year-over-year.
By Patrick Burnson · June 14, 2011
While the International Air Transport Association further downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion, Asia-Pacific carriers are expected to earn $2.1 billion—the most profitable of all regions.
By Patrick Burnson · June 10, 2011
Despite recent signs of a slackening pace of global economic growth, California exporters turned in another impressive performance in April with shipments totaling $12.88 billion, a gain of 14.4 percent over the same month last year, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released this week by the U.S. Commerce Department.

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