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World Trade

By Patrick Burnson · November 2, 2017
The opening of the global economy, along with the rapid pace of technological change, have improved the living standards of billions of people. But it has also been accompanied by an upheaval in the jobs market.
By Patrick Burnson · October 3, 2017
The 2017 World Trade Report examines the profound impact technology innovation is making on the global workforce and how it is transforming the way multinationals plan for the future in the developed world as well as in emerging nations.
By Patrick Burnson · November 15, 2016
The WTO’s sixteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures shows that the number of trade-restrictive measures applied by G20 economies remains high, despite a slight decline against the previous period.
By Jeff Berman · June 13, 2011
While last week’s news that the United States trade deficit headed in the right direction, trade analysts say there may be more than meets the eye
By Patrick Burnson · June 9, 2011
While labor costs and “green” initiatives may be making West Coast ports less dominant in the coming years, they are hardly at risk, said a prominent industry analyst.
By Patrick Burnson · June 9, 2011
Proposed legislation in California that would make that state’s ports less competitive with other Pacific Rim and Gulf ports is being opposed by The International Warehouse Logistics Association
By Patrick Burnson · June 7, 2011
In a move to contain costs and sustain service, the West Coast MTO Agreement announced it will raise the current Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
By Patrick Burnson · June 7, 2011
The tired old cliché, “thinking outside the box,” takes on new meaning when invoked by the world’s leading container shipping company
By Patrick Burnson · May 10, 2011
While union dockworkers and truckers have long been criticized for making U.S. West Coast ports weaker, another faction of organized labor may pose an even greater threat to the competitiveness of one major ocean cargo gateway.
By Patrick Burnson · May 5, 2011
As we noted in a recent news story, Americans are significantly more concerned about nearly all aspects of their supply chain security compared to six months ago. This includes the threat posed by WikiLeaks.
By Patrick Burnson · May 4, 2011
Highlighting geographical proximity and improvements in transportation services, 63 percent of senior executives chose Mexico as the most attractive locale for re-sourcing manufacturing operations closer to the U.S. market, compared with just 19 percent who would re-source to the United States.
By Patrick Burnson · April 28, 2011
In the latest survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association, just over a third of respondents reported stability in employment numbers in Q1 2011 while 42 percent hired additional staff and less than a quarter cut back.
By Patrick Burnson · April 28, 2011
Results from the International Air Transport Association’s quarterly survey conducted in April point to a significant deterioration in sentiment on the outlook for industry profitability in 2011
By Patrick Burnson · April 27, 2011
Responding to a request for comments from the Federal Maritime Commission on the effect of slow steaming on U.S. ocean liner commerce, most shippers found little or no rate or service benefit.
By Patrick Burnson · April 12, 2011
California exporters recorded their 16th consecutive month of healthy year-over-year gains in February with shipments totaling $11.76 billion, a 13.4 percent increase over the same month last year

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