August Imports Fall for 13th Consecutive Month

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 · Jeff Berman
United States-bound containerized freight imports were down in August, according to data recently issued by S&P Global Market Intelligence. August imports, at 2.88 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units), were down 12% annually, and were ahead of July’s 2.53 million…

As Cross-Border Trade Explodes, C.H. Robinson Grows Footprint in Laredo

Monday, September 11, 2023 · Brian Straight
C.H. Robinson is seeing increased trade with Mexico as nearshoring gains steam, so it is adding a new cross-dock logistics facility in Laredo to improve through-put times.

Why a Slow, Cautious Approach to Pulling Out of China is Justified

Thursday, August 31, 2023 · Dr. Richard Kilgore
With political and economic uncertainty, businesses may want to slow their push to move supply chains entirely out of China.

The Infrastructure Bill Part I: America’s heft in global supply chain

Monday, August 16, 2021 · Geoffrey Garrett and Nick Vyas
We need robust physical infrastructure as well as advanced technological infrastructure to ‘build back better’ and create a culture of supply chain resilience. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill with 69-30 senate vote is a great step that comes at the right time.

The Rebound Podcast: The state of global supply chains

Sunday, April 11, 2021 · Bob Trebilcock
Listen in as USC associate professor Nick Vyas discusses where global supply chain management is at, and where it needs to go

Panjiva data points to U.S.-bound shipments falling in May

Monday, June 15, 2020 · Jeff Berman
May shipments—at 1,002,314—dropped 7.4% on an annual basis. And on a year-to-date basis, shipments through the first five months of 2020—at 4,840,335—were off 2.9% compared to the same period a year ago. Containerized shipments in May—at 2,043,403—were off 19.7%…

Rudolph, with his nose so bright, is moving from China

Friday, May 8, 2020 · Matthew Lekstutis and Sandeep Shah
You need a roadmap to move supply from China. Combined with a strong infrastructure in roads, modern factories and limited regulation, China's production meets insatiable demand from the United States and other countries for cheap goods.

China’s Golden Week, Trade Talks, and Hong Kong

Friday, October 25, 2019 · Rosemary Coates
Perhaps with everything going on in the Middle East and in Washington, you missed it. But China's Golden Week is important to note.

Risk Mitigation in the Era of New Trade Tensions

Friday, October 11, 2019 · Patrick Burnson
Economists and industry leaders are largely pointing to ongoing trade tensions with China as the driver behind the decline of U.S. manufacturing, there are still steps supply chain managers can take to mitigate risk.

Despite tariff pull-back, U.S.-bound imports are solid in August, reports Panjiva

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 · Jeff Berman
August shipments, at 1,084,726, were down 1.4% compared to July's 1,096,835 and were up 1.4% annually. All months in 2018 have seen growth, with the exception of a 0.2% decline in March, which was the first one going back to a 7.7% annual drop-off in February 2017. On a…

In a Global Trade War, How Should Supply Chain Professionals Defend Their Companies?

Monday, July 9, 2018 · Rosemary Coates
After three rounds of failed trade negotiations, a trade war between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, begins today. China's Ministry of Commerce has announced that China will fight back against the U.S. by imposing retaliatory tariffs on imports…

DHL’s Global Trade Barometer shows ongoing growth

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 · Jeff Berman
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said this week that the most recent edition of its quarterly Global Trade Barometer continues to trend in the right direction, with various indicators pointing to a strong global trade outlook.

Global Supply Chains Depend on People

Friday, March 9, 2018 · Michael Gravier
Many alarmists are ringing the bell on President Trump's recent announcement on Trade Wars. Some speculate that it will severely hurt our economy and therefore our supply chain and some think it won't. It's time to face the truth – the U.S. economy…

Panjiva data points to another strong import month in November

Monday, December 11, 2017 · Jeff Berman
November shipments were up 3.9% annually to 979,797 topping October's 1,016,892. Import volumes have been up for nine consecutive months and 16 of the past 17 months. In 2017, U.S.-bound shipments have been up every month except for February.

Panjiva Reports That Ongoing Trade Surge Will Benefit Supply Chains

Thursday, October 19, 2017 · Jeff Berman
September shipments were up 4.9% annually at 976,605. While this is down compared to August's 1,066,698, the annual improvement is ahead of August's 2.2% annual spread.



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