Global Trade

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
By Patrick Burnson · September 7, 2011
With the air cargo market continuing its decline, shippers are demanding that global governing bodies reassess their positions on taxes and new regulations
By Patrick Burnson · September 7, 2011
As the Massachusetts Port Authority was bracing itself for Hurricane Irene late last month, its executive director shared some of the plans in place for growth in 2012 and beyond.
By Patrick Burnson · September 2, 2011
UPS paints the corners on reverse logistics in this exclusive interview.
By Patrick Burnson · September 2, 2011
As more attention is being paid to the “volatility” in the supply chain, many shippers are reassessing their global sourcing and distribution strategies. Will multinationals retreat to a hemispheric near-shoring model, or opt for a hybrid that still has an international component?
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2011
While industry analysts slightly differ on who belongs on the “Top 25” list this year, all agree that the most dynamic freight forwarders are only going to get bigger and smarter as the global marketplace becomes more complex.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2011
Seaports are essential to economic prosperity, and federal funding pays dividends for our country
By Patrick Burnson · August 31, 2011
Some of the world’s biggest importers and exporters announced that is has engaged Maersk Line in response to the ocean carrier’s recently announced “Manifesto”
By Patrick Burnson · August 31, 2011
A new agreement between global supply chain groups may boost world class procurement and supply management training in Asia-Pacific region and beyond
By Patrick Burnson · August 23, 2011
Since the Massachusetts Port Authority first announced a new weekly cargo service connecting Boston with Halifax, Nova Scotia last June, shippers have been keen on learning more about the “New England-Halifax Shuttle.”
By Patrick Burnson · August 23, 2011
Damco’s recent announcement that it would expand its services may have surprised some industry insiders, but not Brandon Fried, Executive Director of The Airforwarders Association
By Patrick Burnson · August 23, 2011
The American Association of Port Authorities will have some prominent shippers and rail partners sharing insights at its upcoming annual convention and expo
By Patrick Burnson · August 22, 2011
Damco joins several other leading freight forwarders in positive numbers this year

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