Global Trade

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.
By Patrick Burnson · May 27, 2011
The San Francisco Heritage Foundation maintains that Port City (by Michael Corbett; San Francisco Architectural Heritage, 248 pages; $65.00) represents a first in terms of providing a comprehensive story of the Port of San Francisco.
By Patrick Burnson · May 25, 2011
According to the Talent Shortage Survey, employers are already using a range of strategies to overcome the difficulties they face in finding the right talent, at the right time, in the right place.
By Patrick Burnson · May 25, 2011
Manpower Group has released the results of its sixth-annual Talent Shortage Survey, revealing that 52 percent of U.S. employers are experiencing difficulty filling supply chain positions within their organizations, up from 14 percent in 2010.
By Patrick Burnson · May 20, 2011
Third-party logistics providers are growing at multiples of Gross Domestic Product, and should be able to sustain this pace through 2011, said a prominent industry analyst.
By Patrick Burnson · May 19, 2011
The European Commission’s investigation of ocean carrier antitrust rules ramped up to a new level this week, as Asian players were also targeted by regulators.
By Jeff Berman · May 18, 2011
Coming off of a 4 percent gain in United States-bound waterborne shipments from January to February, shipments from March to April saw a 7 percent bump with 959,364 shipments, said Panjiva. And the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S.—at 139,337 was up 6 percent.
By Patrick Burnson · May 12, 2011
Both major ocean cargo gateways in San Pedro Bay posted positive numbers for container throughput in April.
By LM Staff · May 11, 2011
While the global consensus seems to support “green” supply chains, the cost/reward ratio remains a question
By Patrick Burnson · May 6, 2011
In keeping with its aggressive march in global forwarding, Crane Worldwide Logistics has reached another milestone, reports Kewill, a major software provider.
By Patrick Burnson · May 5, 2011
As we noted in a recent news story, Americans are significantly more concerned about nearly all aspects of their supply chain security compared to six months ago. This includes the threat posed by WikiLeaks.

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