Shippers contend with a lack of transparency when it comes to container lines communicating changes for the earliest return date for their boxes, creating operational headaches for cargo owners already affected by tariffs and COVID-19, new research has found.
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11 Dec 2019
Chicago-based startup Transship is teaming with TradeLens and other tech companies to create an automated shipping and forwarding platform for containerized perishables shipments.
14 Nov 2019
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam unveiled an international trade plan to boost exports by 50 percent in the next 15 years, a key initiative since laden exports fell between January and August for the second consecutive year.
09 Jul 2018
However, far from being an omen of declining demand, headhaul rates from Europe to the United States have strengthened as peak season gets under way.
05 Jul 2018
The port is attracting new business — aided by two infrastructure improvements and stronger international demand. But the situation, like so many trade sectors, is fluid: a trade war would likely affect the bullish trend.
25 Jun 2018
The immediate impact of lost export opportunities because of retaliation by US trading partners to the Trump administration’s tariffs is a major, negative development for US businesses. Even so, the longer-term damage from the erosion of the US’s reputation as a reliable supplier of agricultural products should really concern beneficial cargo owners, ag exporters have been told.
22 Jun 2018
Two can play at the tariff game, as trade analysts warned, and US agriculture exporters will be hurt disproportionately by US trading partners’ initial retaliatory tariffs.
20 Jun 2018
Shippers, carriers, and other participants in the supply chain are closely watching the US/China tariff volleys, but they say the effect on the market so far has been minimal, although that could change.
05 Jun 2018
China's ban on waste imports is generating more volume than some ports can handle as shippers seek new markets.
25 May 2018
However, freight forwarders and shippers said they did not expect the disappearance of two carrier’s trans-Atlantic services to have much impact on capacity on the United States-Northern Europe route.
22 May 2018
A detailed look at JOC's Top 100 Importers and Exporters of 2017 by imports, exports, and industrial sector.
21 May 2018
The European Union and India announced their retaliation for US tariffs on steel and aluminum as the Trump Administration sent contradictory signals regarding its stance on tariffs and China.
09 May 2018
China is increasing pressure on US exporters, creating costly delays.
20 Apr 2018
China’s decision to expand the ban comes after US exports fell 3.5 percent in the first two months of this year.
18 Apr 2018
Analysts at 3rd Annual JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston see US Gulf imports increasing 8 percent this year, while exports should rise 2 percent, assuming no trade war occurs. Further, Gulf exports could exceed forecasts, if the long-delayed boom in exports of synthetic resins from the region materializes soon.
17 Apr 2018
The decline in US exports took place even before trade war rhetoric between the United States and China began to heat up.
05 Apr 2018
Neither country has listed a deadline for tariff implementation, hence the situation remains dynamic and fluid. However, key analysts are formulating worst-case scenarios.
29 Mar 2018
The regional carrier's new service will offer fewer port calls — enabling it to build a larger buffer into its schedule.
29 Mar 2018
The long-delayed boom in plastic resin exports is forecast to finally arrive this year, sector officials say, and a second wave is likely by 2022. That is expected to create opportunities for ports on all three US seacoasts, but it will also stress port, truck, and intermodal rail operations.
27 Mar 2018
Rising demand on the Asia-New Zealand-Australia trade could be further boosted by China's trade dispute with the United States.
23 Mar 2018
China’s planned tariffs will initially affect US containerized exports, but an escalation could produce a wider impact.
12 Mar 2018
In what is typically the slow season for US truckload shipping, carriers are levying surcharges and rejecting shipments.
09 Mar 2018
Although the International Longshoremen's Association has not had a coastwide strike since 1977, beneficial cargo owners are anxious to have a new agreement in place.
02 Mar 2018
NRF-led coalition tells ILA and USMX cargo loss is imminent if they do not resume contract negotiations soon.
02 Mar 2018
The ports are concerned that tariffs will lower steel and aluminum imports and invite retaliation that will undermine exports of US products.
23 Feb 2018
The new Asian markets that US recyclable exporters are finding to replace the banned China in-take are growing fast.
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.
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.
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.
19 Dec 2017
Seacor hopes to add second weekly sailing to funnel resin exports to New Orleans.
20 Nov 2017
Exports to the largest global consumer of wastepaper are in serious trouble.
08 Nov 2017
US meat exports to China are set to be boosted sharply following the signing of a three-year volume commitment by online retailer JD.com.
30 Oct 2017
The new facility is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2018.
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