US Exporters

This page hosts coverage dedicated to the unique transportation, market, and operational challenges of US exporters and their supply chains.

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News & Analysis

A Cosco container ship.
15 Feb 2018
Based on carrier statistics compiled by PIERS, a JOC.com sister company, if the container volumes compiled last year by the China-based carriers were combined, Cosco and OOCL would have ranked fourth among all lines in the US trades in overall container volume and first in imports.
07 Feb 2018
Frontier Logistics plans to build a 400,000-square-foot warehouse for bagging and transloading of plastic pellets that will strengthen the Port of Charleston’s position in exports of synthetic resins.
Aided by surplus vessel capacity, aggressive pricing by carriers and resistance by western railroads to price their intermodal services competitively, soybean exporters are rushing to East Coast ports, especially Norfolk.
05 Feb 2018
The soybean export surge at East Coast ports spells trouble for West Coast ports' market share and confirms that aggressive carrier pricing and less-costly rail rates to the East Coast will continue to push exports and imports to East Coast gateways.
Resin demand was expected to uptrend in 2017; that growth should appear this year.
02 Feb 2018
The factors that delayed resin export growth from the United States are largely transitory and the long-term thesis for increases remains intact, experts argue.
30 Jan 2018
The sheer scale of China’s waste import business means exporters need to find alternative markets for their recyclable products.
18 Jan 2018
A downriver site on the Mississippi River would provide expansion capacity and no bridge restrictions.