Global Trade

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
By Patrick Burnson · September 21, 2011
In an exclusive interview, Unisys Corporation noted that it had reduced supply chain costs by an impressive 62 percent at Brazil’s major ocean cargo gateways
By Patrick Burnson · September 21, 2011
The brighter picture painted by the International Air Transport Association contained some disappointing news as well. Asia Pacific carriers have been hit by a dramatic downturn compared to 2010.
By Patrick Burnson · September 20, 2011
The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to accelerate its timetable for implementing new and more efficient air traffic procedures, a key pillar of a needed National Airline Policy.
By Patrick Burnson · September 15, 2011
Daily Maersk, the Danish carrier’s new service on the Asia–North Europe trade lane, will dramatically change the way shipping is done overseas. But can the same be said for calls to the States?
By Patrick Burnson · September 15, 2011
The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) shows that inflation remained in stand-still mode in August as an upsurge in food prices was offset by an equivalent decrease in energy prices
By Patrick Burnson · September 13, 2011
In another sign that the United States economy is not heading into a second dip, California exporters recorded yet another month of double-digit growth

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