Imports

By Michael Levans · January 1, 2014
To kick off 2014, I’m going to reinforce a rather bold suggestion that Group News Editor Jeff Berman made in his first blog post of the new year: Let’s cut out the use of the adjective “cautious” before we use the noun “optimism” when referring to the state of the U.S. economy.
By Jeff Berman · August 13, 2013
The monthly Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates released today is calling for import volume at United States major retail container ports to rise 1.7 percent annually in August.
By Patrick Burnson · July 16, 2013
Amid growing concern that U.S. exports may be lagging, comes news that inbound shipments are sluggish, too.
By Patrick Burnson · June 10, 2013
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.1 percent in June over the same month last year, reflecting modest growth expectations as retailers head toward the back-to-school and holiday seasons, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates
By Patrick Burnson · May 29, 2012
More than 80 per cent of small- to mid-size businesses are concerned about customs delays impacting their ability to properly manage their business
By Jeff Berman · November 17, 2011
Spurred by strong export growth, October volumes at the Port of Los Angeles were solid on a year-over-year basis on the heels of an uneven September the month before.
By Jeff Berman · April 25, 2011
Following a 15 percent decline in United States-bound waterborne shipments from January to February, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed that shipments were up 4 percent from February to March.
By Patrick Burnson · December 21, 2010
The newest trans-Pacific ocean carrier, Hainan P O Shipping Co., Ltd. (P O Shipping) has expanded its services with a call connecting Oakland with five major ports in China
By Patrick Burnson · December 17, 2010
In a development that represents a contrary trend in ocean cargo shipping, the Horizon Hawk has departed Shanghai for Los Angeles last week on the inaugural voyage of the company's new Transpacific Five Star Express (FSX) service
By Patrick Burnson · December 14, 2010
Even though California’s economic recovery remains a work in progress, Golden State exporters turned in their best performance ever for the month of October.
By Patrick Burnson · December 13, 2010
The CMA CGM Figaro made its second call late last week, signaling a sign of things to come
By Patrick Burnson · December 10, 2010
To no one’s surprise, The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) announced its profound disappointment late last week in the Federal Maritime Commission?s (FMC) conclusions reached in the agency’s “Fact Finding Investigation No. 26.
By Jeff Berman · December 10, 2010
In a sign that the White House’s push to increase United States export activity is gaining some traction, data released by the Department of Commerce stated that total October exports of $158.7 billion and imports of $197.4 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $38.7 billion.
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2010
While the Federal Maritime Commission failed to implement any significant reform, it did address ongoing concern over cartel pricing in the transpacific yesterday.
By Patrick Burnson · December 8, 2010
The common perception that October is the most active month for trade is a false one, said analysts at Zepol Corporation

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