Global Trade

By Patrick Burnson · October 25, 2011
There's more than meets the eye in the EU carbon trading story unfolding this week
By Patrick Burnson · October 25, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives today voted by a wide margin against U.S. participation in the European Union’s costly emissions trading scheme (ETS) that would impose new emissions taxes on U.S. and other nations’ air carriers flying into and out of the EU.
By Patrick Burnson · October 21, 2011
Robert McEllrath – president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, who was arrested recently for leading a riot at the Port of Longview in which six security guards were held hostage – is now encouraging other acts of civil disobedience nationwide
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2011
The Port of Oakland reached a major funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor deepening and maintenance, this week, thereby enhancing its position as a leading U.S. ocean cargo export gateway
By Patrick Burnson · October 19, 2011
The Maritime Union of New Zealand is rightly contending that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members
By Jeff Berman · October 19, 2011
Even though a true 2011 Peak Season did not live up to once-promising expectations, import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports are expected to see a 2.6 percent annual increase in October, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2011
Shipments and the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. are both down 8 percent from August to September.
By Patrick Burnson · October 4, 2011
Although the year began with a fizzle, Beacon Economics is forecasting that the U.S. economy will not enter into a double dip recession in 2011
<p>Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c. is the Senior Analyst at Mercator International, LLC.</p> By Derik Andreoli · October 1, 2011
Many believe that high or rapidly rising oil prices cause recessions; but in turn, during a recession, industrial production and demand for transportation decline. Consequently, the price for oil and fuel falls, and as it declines, the economy is stimulated.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2011
Big shippers and the world’s top carriers vow to work collectively towards leveraging technology to improve business processes and relationships. Will they make good on the promise or slip back to business as usual?
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2011
World air cargo traffic will triple over the next 20 years, with most of the growth being driven in the Asia Pacific marketplace. Is it any wonder that the biggest players in the industry are investing heavily in the region?
By Patrick Burnson · September 26, 2011
The timing of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a ban on drayage owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles could not have been better
By Patrick Burnson · September 25, 2011
Analysts with the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner, are advising shippers to cast a critical eye on ocean carrier promises for “daily cut-offs.”
By Patrick Burnson · September 25, 2011
Inbound figures provided by online market intelligence companies may be reliable, but they only tell part of the story
By Patrick Burnson · September 21, 2011
Investment analysts greeted the news when UPS announced objectives for growing its revenue and profit over the next 3-to-5 years

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