Global Trade

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.
By Patrick Burnson · August 8, 2011
As the current global workforce continues to remain in a fluid pattern of activity, logistics providers are reinventing themselves to provide value-added relocation services
By Patrick Burnson · August 8, 2011
Healthcare executives in the U.S., Europe and Asia are seeing both risks and opportunities as the pace of change in the healthcare industry accelerates globally, according to a new UPS survey
By Patrick Burnson · August 8, 2011
Shippers concerned about the viability of the Port of Los Angeles in the 21st Century are advised to read two compelling arguments recently posted on mainstream political sites
By Patrick Burnson · August 5, 2011
While the global economic crisis continues to capture mainstream business press headlines this week, one supply chain industry analyst reports that other recent trends bear watching
By Patrick Burnson · August 3, 2011
Shipper demand for ocean carrier capacity has failed to match the rise in supply during a slack peak season, said industry analysts
By Patrick Burnson · August 3, 2011
The air cargo industry “is living in several different realities,” reports the International Air Transport Association
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2011
The mainstream business press is reporting that Asian financial markets are on the rebound as a consequence of news that the U.S. will avoid a default on its debt obligations. This was not the only story to celebrate this week, however.
By Patrick Burnson · July 21, 2011
Regarding Matson and its suite of services offered by the three entities – Matson Integrated Logistics, Matson Global and Matson America – the single brand will differentiate its full range of services.
By Patrick Burnson · July 19, 2011
Just when U.S. exports are ramping up, comes news that the American Association of Port Authorities and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration have signed a Memorandum of Intent at the Port of Oakland.
By Patrick Burnson · July 18, 2011
After the critical shortages of containers of last year, production has picked up again, but high container prices and a tight ratio of containers to vessel slots will continue to constrain the availability of boxes
By Patrick Burnson · July 17, 2011
The SaaS-based delivery will experience healthy growth through 2015, when worldwide revenue is projected to reach $21.3 billion
By Patrick Burnson · July 17, 2011
The American Association of Port Authorities recently commended the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its chairman, Cong. John Mica (R-Fla.), for rolling out a comprehensive, multi-year transportation reauthoriztion proposal that is focused on improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure and, for the first time, includes a maritime title.
By Patrick Burnson · July 12, 2011
Amid gathering fears that America's economic recovery may be sputtering, California exporters posted their 19th consecutive month of healthy year-over gains in May.

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