Economy Watch

Economy news, data, and analysis with a focus on how changing economic trends can impact the shipping and transportation industries. Our focus on world economy news looks at economic growth and challenges around the world from the United States and China to the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Commentary

controversial program Mexico installed on Jan. 1 that raises fuel prices by up to 20 percent soon will trickle down to trucking operators and ultimately to the automotive, white goods, and other manufacturers and suppliers surging into Mexico.

News & Analysis

17 Jul 2017
On a year-to-date basis, throughput at the top 10 Chinese ports reached 70.4 million TEU.
14 Jul 2017
The pace of growth in fiscal year 2017 will accelerate from fiscal 2016.
25 Jun 2017
Canada’s economy is expected to pick up steam in 2017, with real GDP growth forecast at 2 percent for the year.
20 Jun 2017
Canadian shippers and the head of Canada’s largest port have argued monetizing the country’s 18 port authorities could increase port user fees, limit public oversight, and threaten investment in waterside infrastructure.
20 Jun 2017
India’s container trade is expected to grow at a faster pace in the coming months.
09 Jun 2017
US retailers are expecting US import volumes to hit record levels in the coming months.
01 Jun 2017
Scrap paper of all types is the largest US containerized export.
29 May 2017
The Top 5 Importers in 2016 combined to handled 2.2 million TEU while the Top 5 Exporters shipped 921,600 TEU.
29 May 2017
Nine port pairs on services between Southeast Asia and the West Coast are experiencing faster transit times than before the new and enhanced alliances launched April 1.
24 May 2017
Julian Thomas, CEO of Hamburg Sud in the East Coast of South America, said the first-quarter figures are “impressive indeed.”