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Top US Shippers: US auto trade rebounding despite disruption, parts shortages

Dustin Braden, Shipper Relationship Manager | Jun 6, 2022, 9:29 AM EDT

Despite strong demand both in the US and overseas, actual US vehicle production and sales remain restrained by parts shortages that forced automakers to halt production several times in 2021.

Hasbro speeding inventory buildup, imports on disruption threat

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Apr 19, 2022, 5:28 PM EDT

Toymaker Hasbro is one of many shippers shifting imports to the first half of the year to avoid potential supply chain disruption and stockouts this summer and fall.
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Inventory gain, exports raise US GDP forecast

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 9, 2021, 3:52 PM EST

IHS Markit expects US GDP to expand 7.1 percent in the fourth quarter, based on a $130 billion jump in inventory investment in October that represents goods “pulled forward” from 2022.

Home Depot offers flatbed capacity to shippers

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Sep 30, 2021, 1:11 PM EDT

Digital brokerage Loadsmart and Home Depot are launching an automated, supply-led flatbed booking platform that will help the retailer “share” its dedicated truck capacity with other shippers.
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Top US Shippers: Electronics importers lean on China during COVID surge

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jun 3, 2021, 9:44 AM EDT

High consumer demand for electronics drove many US importers back to China in 2020, but alternative markets such as Vietnam, Thailand, and Mexico are still growing as well.

JOC Top 100 US importer and exporter rankings 2020

JOC Staff | May 25, 2021, 10:59 AM EDT

Walmart remained atop the list of the 100 largest US importers by a wide margin in 2020, while Koch Industries retained the No. 1 export spot.
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Top US Shippers: Semiconductor shortage a fork in the road for auto trade

Dustin Braden, Shipper Relationship Manager | May 10, 2021, 4:28 PM EDT

While OEM suppliers and their transportation providers should expect down lines and slower production to weigh on growth, auto aftermarket suppliers are expecting the opposite. 
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TPM21: E-commerce spurs growth in container transloading

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Mar 23, 2021, 12:00 PM EDT

Rapid e-commerce delivery requirements, as well as capacity shortages and equipment imbalances, are spurring the growth of transloading near US seaports, speakers at TPM21 said.

US inventory shortfall drives seemingly ‘never-ending’ peak season

Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Contributor, and William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 16, 2021, 10:28 AM EST

A growing gap between inventory and sales in many US business sectors is projected to drive replenishment, expedited shipping, and high levels of imports for months to come.
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New Savannah distribution centers to drive medical, e-commerce volumes

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Oct 22, 2020, 3:52 PM EDT

Three new import beneficial cargo owners will be using the port of Savannah in 2021, just one part of a thriving industrial real estate market in Savannah that has been resistant to economic downturn related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Retail logistics processes could replace physical stores: Target’s Valdez

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Sep 23, 2020, 5:36 PM EDT

Speaking at the virtual 2020 CSCMP Edge conference, Target’s Arthur L Valdez, Jr., forecasts a reinvention of retailing based on logistics and increasingly precise and rapid transportation.
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Top US Shippers: China trade war intensifies sourcing shift in household goods

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | May 27, 2020, 2:30 PM EDT

With the US imposing higher tariffs on goods from China, importers of household goods moved production to Southeast Asia last year, primarily Vietnam.

Top US Shippers: Booming toy demand marches on despite shift away from China

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 26, 2020, 12:55 PM EDT

Increased import tariffs on Chinese-made toys in 2019 caused some shippers to shift sourcing to Vietnam, accelerating the diversion of those cargoes from Los Angeles and Long Beach to ports on the East and Gulf coasts.
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Top US Shippers: COVID-19 saps apparel, footwear supply chains

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | May 25, 2020, 9:45 AM EDT

With schools and retailers shut down across the country, imports this summer of back-to-school items and holiday season goods may be much lower than in prior years.
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Top 100 US importer and exporter rankings 2019

JOC Staff | May 25, 2020, 8:02 AM EDT

Walmart remained atop the list of the 100 largest US importers by a wide margin in 2019, while Koch Industries retained to the No. 1 export spot.

Top US Shippers: ‘Safe harbor’ tax credit boosts 2019 US solar imports

Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift | May 21, 2020, 8:02 AM EDT

The savings afforded by the safe harbor tax credit has US solar energy developers rethinking traditional project logistics processes, purchasing and importing materials much earlier in the construction cycle.
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Top US Shippers: COVID-19 complicates long-term automotive logistics strategies

Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager | May 20, 2020, 2:53 PM EDT

Among the many questions facing the auto industry in 2020 is how to build resilience into supply chains centered on just-in-time (JIT) fulfillment strategies and lean manufacturing.

Shippers seek stability ahead of patchwork COVID-19 recovery

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | May 18, 2020, 8:00 AM EDT

Expectations for capacity, demand, and pricing across transportation modes in 2020 have been shattered by the COVID‑19 pandemic, resulting in recession.
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Top US Shippers: Food importers face consumption upheaval

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 13, 2020, 5:42 PM EDT

While other industries have seen massive increases or decreases in demand, food importers have been affected by an upheaval in consumption patterns and the channels through which end-consumers purchase food.

Top US Shippers: US electronics importers turn to Mexico

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | May 12, 2020, 4:13 PM EDT

US tariffs on electronics goods produced in China continue to push production and assembly of some electronics to Southeast Asia and Mexico, with the latter grabbing a growing share of laptop computers and televisions due to its proximity to the US market.
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