International Trade News

International trade is the movement of goods from country to country, whether through bilateral or multinational free trade agreements. Measured through trade data supplied by numerous groups, including the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division, international trade is accomplished through a variety of trade finance mechanisms, including letters of credit and loan guarantees through the U.S. Export-Import Bank and other global facilities.

News & Analysis

Containerized exports from the United States fell 0.7 percent year-over-year in May.
11 Jul 2014
Containerized exports from the United States slid in May, the third year-over-year decline in five months.
U.S.-Mexico cross-border trade by truck
27 Jun 2014
While trucking companies have been complaining about a major imbalance between the U.S. and Mexico for months, data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics suggest just how big the imbalance might be.
26 Jun 2014
The growth of U.S. exports of containerized distillers dried grains to China has fallen in the last five months.
RTGs at Felixstowe.
19 Jun 2014
The Port of Felixstowe has converted four diesel rubber-tire gantry cranes to electric to improve its operational and environmental efficiency.
Japan’s imports and exports both fell in value terms for the first time in more than a year.
19 Jun 2014
Japan’s exports to the United States fell for the first time in 17 months in May on a year-on-year basis.
12 Jun 2014
A port shutdown due to an impasse in ILWU contract negotiations would be disastrous for agricultural exporters in the short term, but the loss of business resulting from a failure to address persistent productivity issues would be even more damaging to West Coast ports and dockworkers in the long term, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition said today.
11 Jun 2014
TCI Plastics is expanding its petrochemicals bagging operation at the Port of New Orleans to more than triple the facility’s annual capacity to 68,000 20-foot-equivalent units of containers.
Boxes of UMF products on pallets
11 Jun 2014
A small business based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, took home one of the state’s most coveted business awards with an aggressive export strategy.
10 Jun 2014
A Greek ship manager said it is working with Lloyd’s Register and Daewoo Shipbuilding to develop LNG-fueled ultra-large container ships of 14,000 TEUs.
U.S. containerized imports rose 5.9 percent year-over-year in May.
10 Jun 2014
U.S. containerized imports jumped for the third straight month in May, rising 5.9 percent year-over-year.

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Commentary

JOC economist Mario O. Moreno updates his projections regarding U.S. containerized trade with South America.