Imports

By Patrick Burnson · November 12, 2010
There has been some encouraging news of late about California’s exports, but the outlook for the rest of the nation is “mixed” going into this winter
By Patrick Burnson · November 11, 2010
While unemployment remained high and foreclosures were on the rise, California’s exporters turned in another strong performance in September.
By Patrick Burnson · November 11, 2010
The U.S. and China could agree on specific, mutually reinforcing steps to boost growth
By Patrick Burnson · October 25, 2010
Goods throughput in the port of Rotterdam increased over the first nine months of 2010 by 13.4 percent to 321 million tons.
By Patrick Burnson · October 21, 2010
The port, along with 41 other capital construction projects and 33 planning projects in 40 states, received funding from $600 million awarded nationwide.
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2010
While trade warriors in the U.S. are having a hard time selling their mission to policy-makers, China is steadily conquering new markets
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2010
Leaders from Southern California’s goods movement industry today announced their unanimous opposition to Measure D
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2010
While U.S. shippers have yet to measure Intra-Asia trade will have on their sourcing strategies, one prominent ocean liner executive maintains that it will be significant
By Patrick Burnson · October 19, 2010
After nine months of steady recovery, California’s merchandise export trade showed signs of faltering in August.
By Patrick Burnson · October 4, 2010
Ocean vessel operators threatened by the recent Federal Maritime Commission’s mandate to investigate pricing practices of cartels are responding by bringing shippers into the fold
By Patrick Burnson · September 30, 2010
If some experts are correct, the Panama Canal expansion will transform global shipping and sourcing for generations to come.
<p>IATA is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic.</p> By Patrick Burnson · September 22, 2010
The air cargo industry has made unexpected gains in recent months, but analysts are not predicting that the trend will continue into 2011.
By Patrick Burnson · September 17, 2010
Having proved its resilience in the face of Hurricane Katrina and the recent BP spill, the Port of New Orleans is ready to demonstrate it can compete with some of its regional neighbors for more cargo in the future.
By Rick Bridges · September 10, 2010
Cargo insurance is the oldest type of insurance in existence, yet it’s often the least understood. Whether you are a transportation intermediary or a shipper, here are some cargo insurance buying tips from the unique perspective of an insurance insider.
By Patrick Burnson · September 10, 2010
Dwindling space and risings rates have caused major disruptions for U.S. importers over the first half of 2010. How long will these challenges persist on the high seas? We’ve asked a couple experts to explain what ocean shippers can expect for the rest of this year.

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