Trade

By Patrick Burnson · September 22, 2011
Concern that the United States will fail to maintain an adequate supply of the minerals needed to manufacture our most advanced products is gaining traction in Washington
By Patrick Burnson · September 21, 2011
Investment analysts greeted the news when UPS announced objectives for growing its revenue and profit over the next 3-to-5 years
By Patrick Burnson · September 8, 2011
Economists are revising earlier forecasts in light of recent fluctuations in supply chain metrics and production cycles
By Patrick Burnson · September 2, 2011
As more attention is being paid to the “volatility” in the supply chain, many shippers are reassessing their global sourcing and distribution strategies. Will multinationals retreat to a hemispheric near-shoring model, or opt for a hybrid that still has an international component?
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2011
As was the case last month, stalled economic growth and bearish economic indicators are pointing to slower growth, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
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 · March 2, 2011
Something we don't often recognize is how much the Internet has joined steamships, railroads, aircraft, trucks, and pipelines as a primary mode of transport. Indeed, for a steadily expanding range of digitized products and services, the Internet is now the preferred delivery mode
By Jeff Berman · February 7, 2011
Since Barack Obama became President of the United States, one of the biggest complaints from his critics has been that his policies and measures have been far from “business friendly.” Maybe that is your opinion and maybe it isn’t, but, either way, it is worth taking a look at comments made during his speech at the United States Chamber of Commerce earlier today.
By Patrick Burnson · January 10, 2011
When the American Association of Port Authorities holds its fourth annual “Shifting International Trade Routes Seminar” in Tampa next month, more than a few speakers will be sounding the call for more infrastructure.
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2011
Ocean carrier schedule integrity is in jeopardy now that “slow steaming” is in vogue, and shippers have every reason to be concerned
By Patrick Burnson · December 22, 2010
?While increasing trade yields tremendous economic benefits, America’s public port agencies strive to both meet the nation's commerce needs and be good stewards of the coastal environment, and have used DERA grants to reduce emissions in some of the country’s most densely populated areas
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 LM Staff · December 17, 2010
An executive summary of industry news
By Patrick Burnson · December 17, 2010
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has praised the administration’s efforts to deliver meaningful outcomes for American business at the bilateral dialogue to promote U.S.-China commercial relations

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