Trump Effect

Trump Effect

From the promise of deregulation to the threat of trade wars with China, Mexico, and others, the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency has injected unprecedented levels of uncertainty into the shipping and transportation industries. This page is home to the latest JOC.com news, analysis, and insight into how the Trump era will reshape shipping.

Special Coverage

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.

News & Analysis

Union Pacific rail yard, Nebraska, United States.
18 Jan 2019
The summer/autumn beat-the-tariff front-loading of imports to West Coast ports is now spreading inland.
Air cargo being load in Beijing, China.
15 Jan 2019
After a subdued end to 2018 and trade and with economic hurdles stacking up, there are relatively low expectations for the trans-Pacific air cargo market in 2019.
Port of Los Angeles.
09 Jan 2019
Competitors demonstrate that West Coast ports need to efficiently transfer containers to trucks and trains, as well ship-to-port, to retain shipper business.
A truck travels in the United States.
09 Jan 2019
With the US Securities and Exchange Commission closed, Roadrunner is looking for a run-around to push its rights offering and recovery plan forward.
Port of Los Angeles.
08 Jan 2019
"With the holiday season behind us, the immediate pressure to stock up on merchandise has passed, but retailers remain concerned about tariffs and their impact on the nation’s economy,” said Jonathan Gold, the NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy.
Containers stacked at a depot / storage center.
08 Jan 2019
A space shortage from high tariff-threat-induced volume has prompted shippers and 3PLs to seek alternative, nearby container space.

Commentary

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

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