Global Trade

By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2016
Quarterly revenue was up 3.8 percent annually at $14.6 billion, with earnings per share up 6 percent at $1.43 for the sixth straight month and matching Wall Street expectations.
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By LM Staff · July 28, 2016
Global transportation isn’t getting any easier to manage. With new rules and regulations to learn, new compliance requirements to adhere to, and new customers and business partners to onboard, navigating the complexities of the global market can be difficult for any company. To fully leverage their global supply chains, firms need a robust, global transportation management system that helps them navigate this ever-changing environment.
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By LM Staff · July 13, 2016
Clearing goods through the U.S./Canadian customs process can be a confusing and time-consuming process. But, several opportunities exist to facilitate the process, which can significantly reduce clearance times and associated costs. Purolator White Paper, Cross Border White Paper, Canada North American Border Trade, NAFTA
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2016
On the heels of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments and observations on globalization and free trade, his proposals ostensibly lack what is needed to truly make a difference or improve the current global trade outlook, according to Panjiva.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2016
Weighed down with huge new expenses, terminal operators at California ports will have no choice but to charge higher fees, California Trade Report, California Ports, Global Trade
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2016
Shipment figures marked the best ever month for May going back to 2007, as well as the highest monthly shipment level since August 2015.
By Jeff Berman · June 29, 2016
May shipments––at 954,000––saw a 10 percent jump over April and a 1.5 percent annual gain, which was boosted by furniture and auto parts imports, despite slow growth in China. This output marked the best ever month for May going back to 2007 based on Panjiva data, as well as its highest monthly shipment level since August 2015.
By Jeff Berman · June 8, 2016
As was the case in the previous two years, the optimism of respondents towards global trade continued to dip, with 45 percent of the survey’s respondents optimism about prospects for global trade this year, which is down from 2015’s 55 percent and 2014’s 64 percent.
By Jeff Berman · June 2, 2016
The pace of United States-bound waterborne shipments on a year-to-date basis through April is mildly mixed compared to the same period a year ago, according to recent data issued by Panjiva.
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By Purolator · May 17, 2016
As many U.S. shippers are well aware, Canada is the top export destination for U.S. manufacturers, claiming 19 percent of all American exports. And due to the explosive growth of e-commerce, that number is only going to get bigger.
By Jeff Berman · April 29, 2016
March shipments at 798,180 trailed February by 12 percent and were down 19 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · April 29, 2016
March shipments at 798,180 trailed February by 12 percent and were down 19 percent annually. For the entire first quarter, shipments were relatively flat annually, rising 0.27 percent to 2,587,988.
By Patrick Burnson · April 25, 2016
Analysts for Datamyne are telling logistics managers to add climate change to the factors that shape global trade.
By Jeff Berman · March 23, 2016
CrossBorder is the former Bongo International, a provider of cross border enablement technologies and solutions, whom FedEx acquired in December 2014. FedEx said that this announcement reflects its investment in expanding its international e-commerce offerings.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
Even if there's a turnaround, don't expect the growth rates that we saw in the 1990’s or the 2000’s

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From the July 2016 Issue
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
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