Mr. Burnson is a widely-published writer and editor specializing in international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He is based in San Francisco, where he provides a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts.
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2022 Rate Outlook: Up, Up, and Away
January 13, 2022
Irrespective of mode, rates will be escalating, with carriers controlling capacity and exercising leverage like never before. Given the shortage of manpower and labor pools across the spectrum of global...
Oliver Wyman examines 2022 rail and intermodal pricing outlook
January 6, 2022
Rate forecasts are always challenging for the rail and intermodal sector, says Jason Kuehn, vice president of the consultancy Oliver Wyman. But this one feels more difficult than most.
Air cargo supply chains are expected to remain under pressure
January 3, 2022
Air rates are feeling even more upward pressure than usual from reduced passenger jet capacity—which could be made worse by omicron fears—and congestion due to labor shortages among...
Drewry advises shippers to brace for another year of ocean cargo rate hikes
December 27, 2021
Freight rates will not normalize until the systemic market disruptions in container shipping, caused by the pandemic, are reduced significantly.
2022 fuel forecast poses many questions for supply chain stakeholders
December 23, 2021
A shift to goods consumption has wreaked havoc on supply chains and contributed to goods price inflation.
IHS Markit revises 2021 U.S. real GDP Forecast based on supply chain export surge
December 8, 2021
Analysts at IHS Markit have upwardly revised their 2021 U.S. real GDP forecast to 5.7% on unexpected surges in exports, inventory investment in October
Remember the seafarers
December 2, 2021
For it is here that the most glaring examples of port congestion are evident, with container vessels visible for miles anchored offshore waiting to enter major Pacific Rim cargo gateways.