Trade

By Patrick Burnson · September 11, 2013
On this day of remembrance and tribute for those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks, logistics professionals may also reflect upon some of the steps taken to prevent a similar event from taking place on our soil again.
By Patrick Burnson · August 26, 2013
While it may seem “counter-intuitive,” California's merchandise export trade with Europe has been up nearly 13% over the latest three months while the state's exports to the Far East declined by 3.2% during the same period. Further complicating this picture is that this occurred despite a 16.9% jump in the value of shipments to China.
By Jeff Berman · August 21, 2013
Coming off of the month of June, which showed fairly flattish global trade growth, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed a spurt in activity in July.
By Patrick Burnson · June 25, 2013
In this exclusive interview, we investigate what makes Box Ships run
By Patrick Burnson · June 13, 2013
A long talked about alternative to the Panama Canal moved one step closer this week
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, 2013
Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) announced their intention to raise rates this summer.
By Patrick Burnson · May 29, 2013
California shippers got some very good news this week, when it was announced that the Port of Oakland has appointed a veteran executive director. The man named is an exceptional professional with a deep maritime background.
By Patrick Burnson · May 3, 2013
The Port of Los Angeles is gearing up to host the largest-ever global gathering of port authorities, convening in downtown Los Angeles next week for the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ (IAPH) 28th World Ports Conference.
By Patrick Burnson · April 27, 2013
Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group, is urging university graduates, college students and school leavers to explore a career in air logistics, calling it “an outstanding industry that needs well educated executives and entrepreneurs who will be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.
By Patrick Burnson · March 27, 2013
As shippers continue to track the deteriorating political situation in Egypt, analysts are assessing the possible impact on Suez Canal services.
By Josh Bond · March 26, 2013
Report predicts 16 of 24 industries will show gains in 2013, with 23 of 24 set to grow in 2014.
By Patrick Burnson · February 11, 2013
Among the highlights contained in PwC report “Intersections: Fourth Quarter 2012 global transportation and logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis,” is the fact that Matson shareholders timed the market right.
By Patrick Burnson · February 5, 2013
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) should serve as the focal point for implementing global air cargo supply chain security standards, the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) says.
By Patrick Burnson · February 4, 2013
The battle lines between shippers and carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are shaping up early as both sides make plans for future contracting.

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