Joseph Bonney

Joseph Bonney is senior editor with The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Newark, N.J.

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If history is any indicator, one should not underestimate the potential of global trade and container shipping to change how we live and the world around us.

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Kansas City Southern Railway.
KCS will add a weekly container train between New Orleans and Dallas to feed empty containers to port and provide intermodal capacity to support imports. The Port of New Orleans is trying to leverage...
Cranes at Port Houston.
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...
Intermodal Yard, Port of New Orleans.
Without the delays of the nation’s other coasts, and with a growing population and the desire of companies to place inventory closer to customers, the US Gulf region’s ports have a competitive edge...
Port of Wilmington.
US Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., has asked the Trump administration to block Gulftainer from acquiring a 50-year concession at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, in the latest of a series of...
Two cranes at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
The International Longshoremen's Association East Coast and Gulf Coast employer representatives will meet June 5 through 7 in hopes of wrapping up the master and local contracts in advance of the...
Steel loaded onto a truck from a ship.
Breakbulk carriers and shippers hope the threatened US steel tariffs are merely a negotiating tactic, but if they prove to be more than that an incipient US-China trade war would occur just as the...
Port of Mobile.
The terminal will be developed on the site of a former bulk terminal in the port’s upper harbor.
Port of Shanghai.
“There is nothing good about a trade war,” said Ben Hackett, founder of Hackett Associates, which produces the Global Port Tracker report for the National Retail Federation. “It is a vicious circle...
Port of Mobile
Port officials expect better quarters ahead for the Port of Mobile (above), and one of several reasons is because automotive shipments are poised to grow with the continuing expansion of auto...
Port of Jacksonville.
When it comes to finished-automobile shipments, US South Atlantic ports are in a sweet spot. Regional population growth is boosting demand for imports, and new auto assembly plants are bolstering...