Imports

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.
By Patrick Burnson · September 8, 2010
This is an important Memorandum of Understanding to jointly help foster commercial activity between the two authorities
By LM Staff · September 3, 2010
The value of world merchandise trade rose around 25 percent in the first six months of 2010 up strongly from the same period of 2009.
By Patrick Burnson · August 27, 2010
Yesterday’s federal court ruling that the Port of Los Angeles can regulate trucks that haul goods in and out of its property was cheered by local government leaders and organized labor.
By Jeff Berman · August 27, 2010
LM reader survey points to myriad factors for Peak’s return for the first time in five years
By Patrick Burnson · August 26, 2010
By September 8, 11 of 13 marine terminals at the San Pedro Bay ports will have reinstated a fifth OffPeak gate shift in response to a substantial swell in cargo volume.
By Jeff Berman · August 23, 2010
In an effort to increase network efficiency, full-service freight transportation services provider Estes Express said it has rolled out a new three-day service to Toronto from eight terminals in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas.
By Patrick Burnson · August 12, 2010
Shippers are praising President Obama for signing the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 (H.R. 4380
By Patrick Burnson · August 5, 2010
The company has secured two important agreements in the ongoing development of its new Asia liner service
By LM Staff · August 2, 2010
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 39.5 percent in May 2010 compared to May 2009, increasing to $66.8 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
By Jeff Berman · August 2, 2010
With an eye on helping United States-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) be better equipped to conduct business on a global level, express delivery and logistics services provider DHL recently announced it is offering various services to SME’s meet the challenges of international trade and commerce.

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