Older vessels and jockeying for cargo are crimping the health of the breakbulk sector, which can be seen in recent rate data.
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The latest news in global trade, including trade deficits, production and orders indexes, exports, manufacturing and more.
23 May 2019
The rise of populist governments is crimping the outlook for free trade, according to Boris Glass, senior economist with S&P Global Ratings.
19 Apr 2019
The World Trade Organization has downgraded its 2019 outlook for world trade growth to 2.6 percent from a 3 percent clip in 2018, and global manufacturing is weakening.
04 Mar 2019
IHS Markit Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh tells TPM 2019 slowing global economic growth puts the odds of a recession at 3-to-1, with a likelihood of a worldwide recession in 2020 at 50-50.
20 Nov 2018
In the next two decades, project construction and transport sectors can expect electricity generation to grow in importance, as emerging nations, particularly those in Asia, shift toward light industry, service economies, and digitization.
24 Jul 2018
Maersk, the world’s largest ocean carrier, said India — riding a wave of economic reforms — registered an impressive year-over-year increase in its export-import trade with the member countries.
22 Mar 2018
Executives are increasingly viewing the emerging market economy as a bright spot for investment. And the reason is clear: India’s GDP growth is expected to exceed China’s next year.
06 Mar 2018
IHS Markit Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh shares his outlook for global economic and trade growth with attendees at the 18th Annual TPM Conference at a time of growing uncertainty surrounding fiscal and trade policy.
05 Mar 2018
Political decisions, whether in trade or monetary policy, are the biggest threats toward US and global economic expansion, IHS Markit’s Nariman Behravesh tells TPM 2018.
18 Oct 2017
There was no slowing down Chinese containerized exports in September, but the double-digit growth continued to be accompanied by steadily declining freight rates.
13 Oct 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has again revised upward its outlook for Japan’s container trade in fiscal year 2017.
28 Aug 2017
In terms of exports, the April-to-June index for the food and beverage industry led the pack.
17 Aug 2017
Container throughput at the world's major ports was up sharply in the first half, driven by rising volume being reported by carriers.
01 Aug 2017
Brazil’s container trade grew 5.8 percent year-over-year in the first quarter.