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In 2018, US importers and exporters will be greeted by the strongest international and domestic demand conditions in at least a half-decade. Still, uncertainty regarding tariffs and a tight US trucking market are obstacles that could dampen what many expect to be an impressive year for global trade.

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Union Pacific rail yard, Nebraska, United States.
18 Jan 2019
The summer/fall beat-the-tariff front-loading of imports to West Coast ports is now spreading inland.
Rotterdam port.
18 Jan 2019
Given current factors in the two trade lanes, there was little chance rates would strengthen.
Knight-Swift Transportation.
17 Jan 2019
Knight-Swift projects higher fourth-quarter, first-quarter earnings, but analysts are not doing the same for 2019 truckload pricing forecasts.
A heavy-lift ship.
17 Jan 2019
The MPV/HL sector has been in the doldrums for four or five years.
A truck travels in the United States.
16 Jan 2019
Truckload carriers are losing some of the bargaining leverage they hoped to retain in 2019.
Brexit negotiations
16 Jan 2019
However, even planning for no deal is not a straightforward matter.

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From a risk standpoint, a faster liquidation timeline can be very important to both the importer and the surety.

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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.