Global Trade

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
By Patrick Burnson · August 15, 2011
As the Environmental Protection Agency takes more time to finalize its proposed ozone standard, shippers question if this action is really necessary at all
By Patrick Burnson · August 12, 2011
President Obama’s “National Export Initiative” of doubling exports by 2015 took a significant hit today, with the release of new figures by the Department of Commerce
By Patrick Burnson · August 11, 2011
While the U.S. economy may be languishing in inertia, California exporters racked up their 20th consecutive month of vigorous growth in June
By Patrick Burnson · August 10, 2011
In its monthly report on inbound shipments, Zepol Corporation noted that Maersk Line showed the highest number of recorded containers for the year
By Patrick Burnson · August 10, 2011
U.S. shippers may be “breathing a sigh of relief” that unemployment numbers are taking a step in the right direction. But the world’s largest retail trade association says much more needs to be done…and soon.
By Patrick Burnson · August 9, 2011
As noted in yesterday’s report, a new UPS survey of healthcare executives revealed some surprising facts about new trends global distribution. Subsequent interviews captured more information on reverse logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · August 9, 2011
In the wake of the contentious debt-ceiling vote, the U.S. Congress headed for its August recess without finalizing action on stalled free trade agreements (FTA) with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. For U.S. exporters, the hope is that at the very least, a deal with Panama will be cut when Congress reconvenes.

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Ever-changing regulations are making it risky for U.S. companies engaged in cross-border trade...
Digital Reality Check
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Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls...
Port of Oakland launches smart phone apps for harbor truckers
Innovation uses Bluetooth, GPS to measure how long drivers wait for cargo