Trade

By Patrick Burnson · December 12, 2012
While Air cargo volumes have crept along at a snail’s pace during most of 2012. The year is apparently going to end without a push for last minute electronics and other higher value retail goods to fill the space on cargo planes to capacity.
By Patrick Burnson · December 11, 2012
Forecasting fuel rates has never been more difficult for shippers, maintained Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c., a senior analyst at Mercator International LLC
By Patrick Burnson · December 11, 2012
Weakening economic conditions in several key foreign markets and outright recessions in others led to mixed results for California exporters during October, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released this morning by the U.S. Commerce Department.
By Patrick Burnson · December 10, 2012
Even though the nation’s top ocean cargo gateways have been virtually shut down for several days this past month, retailers are reporting a slight increase in inbound throughput.
By Patrick Burnson · December 10, 2012
To understand just how frustrated shippers have become with stalled labor/management talks, one need only read the latest plea for reason.
By Jeff Berman · December 4, 2012
U.S.-bound waterborne shipments, which were up 9 percent and down 3 percent and 4 percent, respectively, in the previous three recorded months declined 10 percent from September to October, coming in at 988,255.
By Patrick Burnson · November 28, 2012
The members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have filed an amendment with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission that would expand TSA’s scope to include the entire transpacific round trip, including the westbound trade.
By Patrick Burnson · November 21, 2012
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced that as part of his FY2014 budget proposal, he will seek an additional $50 million in funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project at the Georgia Ports Authority Board meeting.
By LM Staff · November 21, 2012
CargoWise, announced Mexican freight forwarder Evolucion Logistics has adopted a hosted version of ediEnterprise in its head office following an implementation process.
By Patrick Burnson · November 21, 2012
The 1,000-2,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) containership segment has suffered severely during the current demand downturn with a substantial idling of ships and a recent wave of scrappings, reported Alphaliner this week.
By Patrick Burnson · November 19, 2012
The Port of Los Angeles has released its October 2012 cargo volumes. Overall volumes increased .82 percent compared to October 2011.
By Patrick Burnson · November 19, 2012
Zepol Corporation reported this week that U.S. import volume in October, measured in TEUs (twenty-foot-containers), is down 6.8% from September and another 4.8% from October of last year.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2012
Despite the disruptive weather-related events caused by Hurricane Sandy, specifically in the Northeast region of the United States import volume growth continues to grow at a relatively strong pace, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2012
When the NITL’s 105th annual meeting & TransComp exhibition convenes in Anaheim this week, there’s bound to be considerable attention paid to the pending expansion of the Panama Canal. Shippers will learn that West Coast ports will not remain complacent.
By Patrick Burnson · November 10, 2012
A promising new cargo enterprise was unveiled at the Port of San Francisco late last month when it welcomed the Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin – a 71,900-deadweight-ton self-unloading bulk carrier.

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