Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.
China Trade Data
China Trade Data
19 Feb 2014
U.S. beef, Chinese solar panels, genetically modified corn and U.S. software were high on the agenda at annual trade talks the U.S. and China held in mid-January. Chinese officials also revealed the top item on their agriculture wish list: access to the U.S. market for apples grown in China.
16 Feb 2014
China confounded analysts in January as export and import growth accelerated despite the expected negative impact of Chinese New Year and forecasts of slowing economic expansion.
03 Feb 2014
South Korea’s economy is expected for perform better this year as export demand picks up.
27 Jan 2014
The United States overtook China to become Japan’s biggest export market for the first time in five years in 2013, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Finance Ministry.
24 Jan 2014
Although the Lunar New Year holidays do not officially start until the end of the month, factory towns across China’s manufacturing heartland have been powering down this week due to labor shortages or weak order books, hitting export loadings earlier than expected, according to logistics executives.
14 Jan 2014
China’s export competitiveness may be stagnating or eroding in key low-end commodities such as footwear, toys and furniture, but in consumer appliances and electronics, which require more technology in manufacturing, China is increasing its market share, according to a Jan. 7 report by Barclays out of Hong Kong.
13 Jan 2014
The major risks to Asian economic and trade growth this year lie in Europe and the U.S., according to one leading Asia based analyst.
12 Jan 2014
At a recent supply chain conference, Bradley S. Jacobs heard a “financially compelling” case for investing and doing business in his country from former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. “Mexico is positioning to chip into China’s status as one of our major trading partners,” said the chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics.
09 Jan 2014
Shipping lines could find the intra-Asia trades an unhappy hunting ground in 2014 after a similarly tough 2013. But the long-term outlook remains positive.
24 Dec 2013
U.S. apparel imports in the third quarter of 2013 tumbled 17.7 percent year-over-year to 181,126 20-foot-equivalent units, the industry’s steepest decline since 2007.
06 Dec 2013
China’s grip on U.S. footwear imports has been slipping since 2009, leaving room for developing nations to increase their market shares.