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

09 Jul 2014
Less than five miles from the U.S. Capitol, southwest Washington, D.C., residents are waging a fierce fight against CSX Transportation’s plans to rebuild and expand a tunnel to allow the double stacking of containers.
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.
AMEC system on barge in Long Beach
10 Jun 2014
A barge-mounted device that captures more than 94 percent of harmful emissions from vessels at berth, at a lower cost than operating the vessels from shore-side electrical power, was demonstrated last week at the Port of Long Beach.
U.S. President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, on June 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images.
10 Jun 2014
President Barack Obama’s signing into law of major port legislation today is just one step toward the United States getting its maritime trade gateways up to snuff.

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Commentary

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

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