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Shopify completes acquisition of 6 River Systems

10.22.19

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Maersk raises earnings expectation

10.22.19

Maersk raises earnings expectation

Global trade is slowing and rates remain…

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Forced Labor Reports in China’s Xinjiang Province Roil Garment Industry

10.22.19

Forced Labor Reports in China’s…

Mounting evidence of widespread forced…

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U.S. Companies Preparing for Long-Term ‘Confrontational Relationship’ With China

10.22.19

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October 2019 Industry News
10.22.19 - U.S. Companies Preparing for Long-Term ‘Confrontational Relationship’ With China

Businesses have started to diversify supply-chain investments… link to full story

10.22.19 - Forced Labor Reports in China’s Xinjiang Province Roil Garment Industry

Mounting evidence of widespread forced labor in the… link to full story

10.22.19 - Maersk raises earnings expectation

Global trade is slowing and rates remain weak. But… link to full story

10.22.19 - Shopify completes acquisition of 6 River Systems

The transaction adds 6 River Systems’ cloud-based software… link to full story

10.21.19 - U.S. not out to 'decouple' from China, defense official says in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is not seeking… link to full story

10.21.19 - S.Korea Oct 1-20 exports plunge on weak China sales, poor chips demand

SEOUL, Oct 21 (Reuters) - South Korean exports plunged… link to full story

10.21.19 - China Seeks $2.4 Billion in Trade Countermeasures Against U.S.

China is seeking $2.4 billion in trade countermeasures… link to full story

10.21.19 - Ningbo-Zhoushan to complete work on 10m teu container terminal in 2020

China’s busiest port of Ningbo-Zhoushan is on track… link to full story

10.18.19 - US retail sales unexpectedly drop in signal of shaky consumer

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly posted the first decline… link to full story

10.18.19 - China ties agriculture binge to Trump reducing US tariffs

China will struggle to buy $50 billion of U.S. farm… link to full story

10.18.19 - Fred Smith Created FedEx. Now He Has to Reinvent It.

The 75-year-old CEO confronts the rise of e-commerce… link to full story

10.17.19 - Trump delays tariff increase for China, citing 'substantial phase 1 deal'

President Donald Trump said the U.S. and China have… link to full story

10.17.19 - China Says It’s Working on Trade Agreement Text With U.S

Chinese officials are working on the text of an agreement… link to full story

10.17.19 - Customs brokers face challenges from blockchain, e-commerce and higher de minimis

At Pacific Coast Council’s WESCCON conclave, industry… link to full story

10.17.19 - Beef Is Getting Pricier and You Can Blame Asia for That

Livestock futures and prices for many beef cuts have… link to full story

10.16.19 - Huawei Extends Hot Streak in the Face of U.S. Blacklisting

HONG KONG—Huawei Technologies Co., the world’s largest… link to full story

10.16.19 - Why Global Air Freight Demand Continued to Descend in August

  As trade tensions percolated and economic growth… link to full story

10.16.19 - U.S. 'deeply concerned' about untrackable China ships carrying Iran oil: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is warning Chinese… link to full story

10.16.19 - Uncertainty Clouds China’s Commitment to U.S. Farm Purchases

The roughly $50 billion in agriculture products touted… link to full story

10.15.19 - Customs brokers outline burdens of importer verification rule

NCBFAA generally supports Customs and Border Protection’s… link to full story

10.15.19 - China says postal fees to rise after US complaint

Beijing — Fees paid by China to the United States and… link to full story

10.15.19 - Container Carrier MSC Orders Five Giant Box Ships for $762 Million

The order by the world’s No. 2 container shipping line… link to full story

10.15.19 - Johor's Tanjung Pelepas port aims to more than double capacity by 2030

Malaysia's southernmost port Tanjung Pelepas is seeking… link to full story

10.14.19 - China's economic slowdown: How bad is it?

China's economy has been slowing for the better part… link to full story

10.14.19 - Trump’s China Trade Hawks Just Had a Pretty Good Week

The race is on to interpret — and spin — what President… link to full story

10.14.19 - Trump's hailing of $50 billion in Chinese farm purchases seen as 'meaningless'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is still a long way from… link to full story

10.14.19 - China Import Slump Casts Gloom Over World Buffeted by Trade War

September imports plunge 8.5% as trade surplus surges  Chinese… link to full story

10.11.19 - U.S.-China Trade Talks Begin on Positive Note

President Trump, who plans to meet on Friday with Vice… link to full story

10.11.19 - Here’s How Tariffs are Turning Cargo Imports Into a Rollercoaster Ride

Ahead of more tariffs taking effect in December, apparel cargo… link to full story

10.11.19 - GLOBAL SHIPPING VOLUME TO REACH 200 BILLION PARCELS BY 2025

Global parcel volume reached 87 billion in 2018, up… link to full story

10.11.19 - WSJ Survey: Majority of Economists Say Manufacturing Sector in Recession

Forecasters’ estimates for economic growth in the second… link to full story

10.11.19 - Inpax Final Mile lays off more than 700 after losing Amazon contract

Dive Brief: Inpax Final Mile Delivery, a last-mile… link to full story

10.11.19 - BREAKING: Tentative US-China Trade Deal Could Suspend Oct. 15 Tariffs

The U.S. and China have forged a partial trade deal… link to full story

10.10.19 - Has The Trade War Taken A Bite Out Of China's Economy? Yes — But It's Complicated

In the industrial city of Dongguan, China, the effects… link to full story

10.10.19 - E-Commerce Driving Bigger Demand for Smaller Warehouses, CBRE Says

Rental prices for the distribution centers closest… link to full story

10.10.19 - Iranian Tanker Damaged in Possible Missile Attack Off Saudi Coast

Crew is unhurt; tanker company says ship has two holes… link to full story

10.10.19 - Oil Shipping Costs Soar to Highest Levels in 11 Years

The U.S. blacklisting of Chinese ships has oil buyers… link to full story

10.09.19 - 2M and Zim blank more Asia-USEC sailings – 'slow volume pickup' blamed

The 2M Alliance and shipping line Zim have announced… link to full story

10.09.19 - Maersk: Shippers will only pay for IMO 2020 ‘cost recovery’

Maersk Line will only charge for the “extra cost of… link to full story

10.09.19 - Air cargo in longest slump since global financial crisis

Air cargo is now in its longest slump in demand since… link to full story

10.08.19 - India Looks to Privatize Its Biggest Shipping Company

Shipping Corp. of India operates about a third of all… link to full story

10.08.19 - Cargill completes $20-million rail capacity project in Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE, AB – A project more than five years in… link to full story

10.08.19 - Outpaced by Rivals, August Apparel Imports from China Inched Up Ahead of Tariffs

In August–the month before 10 percent tariffs were… link to full story

10.04.19 - Trucking Companies Cut Payrolls for Third Straight Month in September

Jobs grew last month at logistics operators tied to… link to full story

10.04.19 - $14 Million to Boost ‘Competitiveness’ of Fashion Manufacturing in New York City

Made in New York just received a boost in funding and… link to full story

10.04.19 - Higher Apparel Prices in the Offing as UK Fashion Faces 25 Percent Tariffs

Get ready for another trade war and potentially higher… link to full story

10.03.19 - U.S. hits Scotch whisky, Italian cheese, French wine with 25% tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration slapped… link to full story

10.03.19 - US to trigger EU import tariffs after WTO ruling on Airbus subsidies

Increases from 18 October will be limited to 10% on… link to full story

10.03.19 - FIATA updates ‘model rules’ on freight forwarding services

Revision takes into account various changes in the… link to full story

10.03.19 - Liner customers “bewildered” by new low-sulfur fuel charges

Shippers and forwarders want more detailed explanations… link to full story

10.02.19 - 5 adverse effects of climate change on maritime transport

The maritime sector is a major global industry. In… link to full story

10.02.19 - Blockchain pioneer suspends operations

300Cubits aimed to solve the problem of no-shows and… link to full story

10.02.19 - Wrestling with demurrage fees from government cargo inspections

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission does not expect… link to full story

10.02.19 - Air freight volumes still experiencing turbulence as trade wars simmer

The growth in air cargo tonnage in the second quarter… link to full story

10.01.19 - Xi says China’s rise unstoppable in face of protests, trade war

President Xi Jinping declared that no force could stop… link to full story

10.01.19 - Further container rate weakness forecast for Q4

Spot container shipping rates will continue to subside… link to full story

10.01.19 - Apple is denied tariff relief on five Mac Pro parts after staying in Texas

Apple Inc. was denied relief for tariffs on five Chinese-made… link to full story

September 2019 Industry News
09.30.19 - US-China trade war: How the winners in this brave new world of tariffs get ahead

Trade war is bad for the world economy but, even so,… link to full story

09.30.19 - Houston Takes Major Step Towards Channel Expansion

The expansion of the Houston Ship Channel has taken… link to full story

09.30.19 - U.S. Imports of Consumer, Capital Goods Jump Amid Tariff Threat

U.S. imports of consumer and capital goods jumped in… link to full story

09.27.19 - The Week Ahead: US-China Trade Tensions Remain Front and Center

What new trade developments occur next week remain… link to full story

09.27.19 - China Tariffs Could Spell Double Trouble for Importers—Here’s How

While brands and retailers are scrambling to figure… link to full story

09.27.19 - Where’s my container?

  Ports, terminal operators and shipping lines are… link to full story

09.26.19 - BUSINESS ‘It’s a Crisis’; Lumber Mills Slash Jobs as Trade War Cuts Deep

U.S. exports of hardwood lumber to China have fallen… link to full story

09.26.19 - Asia Pacific airfreight demand down 6.4% in August

  Asia Pacific airlines saw air cargo demand in freight… link to full story

09.26.19 - Spokesman: China buying US soybeans, pork

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese importers have set deals to… link to full story

09.26.19 - U.N. postal union clinches deal to keep U.S. in club

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. agency linking postal systems… link to full story

09.25.19 - U.S. Sanctions Chinese Firms for Allegedly Shipping Iranian Oil

Trump administration, facing tensions with Tehran,… link to full story

09.25.19 - U.S., Japan Reach Trade Deal on Farm Goods, Digital Trade

Limited accord Trump, Abe signed on sidelines of United… link to full story

09.25.19 - India’s textile exports tumble as Bangladesh, Vietnam get preferred access in EU

India’s containerised exports to China declined by… link to full story

09.24.19 - Port of Long Beach offers incentives to attract more container cargo

 A year after neighboring Port of Los Angeles launched… link to full story

09.24.19 - Trump’s Next Trade Feud Has Parcels From China in Its Sights

U.S. threatening to pull out of Universal Postal Union  China… link to full story

09.24.19 - Deloitte is bullish about 2019 holiday retail sales

Firm says this year's holiday season retail sales could… link to full story

09.24.19 - Global postal union meets amid Trump threat to pull US out

GENEVA (AP) — The effects of President Donald Trump’s… link to full story

09.23.19 - Clarkson downgrades tonne-mile forecasts

Clarkson Research Services, one of the world’s largest… link to full story

09.23.19 - China buys about 10 cargoes of U.S. soybeans after trade talks

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chinese importers bought about… link to full story

09.23.19 - 'Retail apocalypse' could last another 2 years

Dive Brief: The current period of consolidation… link to full story

09.20.19 - Hong Kong pushes back roll out of new air cargo security requirements

The Hong Kong government has pushed backed the roll… link to full story

09.20.19 - Charleston-area project ignites debate over port cargo vs. truck traffic

The State Ports Authority is ready to invest $750,000… link to full story

09.19.19 - China, US close to agreeing interim trade war deal, Beijing expert predicts

Chen Wenling, the chief economist for the China Centre… link to full story

09.19.19 - Trump Moves Ahead With U.S.-Japan Trade Pact That Eases Some Tariffs

WASHINGTON—President Trump notified Congress on Monday… link to full story

09.19.19 - Trucking Industry Raises Alarms on California Gig Economy Legislation

Fleets say measure aimed at ride-hailing businesses… link to full story

09.19.19 - Next Trump tariffs may soon hit Europe’s luxury-goods exporters

Some of Europe’s top luxury brands are targeted in… link to full story

09.18.19 - China Trade War Fuels Return to Sourcing in Bangladesh, Despite its ‘Weakest Link’

Whether the U.S.-China trade war has been the principal… link to full story

09.18.19 - FedEx Hit by Trade Tensions and Split With Amazon

Delivery giant says global economic uncertainty and… link to full story

09.18.19 - E-Commerce Made Warehouses Hot. Trade War Could Cool Them Down.

Slowing business investment, weaker growth, and uncertainty… link to full story

09.16.19 - Spot rates in freefall, carriers now mull blanking voyages without notice

Container spot rates on the key Asia-to-Europe and… link to full story

09.16.19 - NPR Shopping Cart Economics: How Prices Changed At A Walmart In 1 Year

Shoppers beware. That warning has come from economists… link to full story

09.16.19 - 'Very difficult' for China's economy to grow 6% or faster: Premier Li

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said… link to full story

09.13.19 - US Footwear Imports From China Bounced Back in July Ahead of Tariffs

Facing a Sept. 1 imposition of tariffs, footwear importers… link to full story

09.13.19 - China to Exempt U.S. Soybeans, Pork From Punitive Tariffs

Measure follows President Trump’s two-week postponement… link to full story

09.13.19 - L Brands’ Sourcing Group Probably Can’t Avoid China Presence

While Wall Street wanted to know what levers L Brands Inc.… link to full story

09.12.19 - Trump's trade war is being felt throughout the economy

While news that President Trump plans to postpone the… link to full story

09.12.19 - China wants a two-track approach to the trade talks, WSJ reports

China is looking to start a two-track approach to trade… link to full story

09.12.19 - India Targets to Triple Exports to $1 Trillion in Next 5 Years

India wants to more than triple its annual exports… link to full story

09.11.19 - China Starts Tariff Exemptions, Keeps Pressure on U.S. Farms

 List covers tariffs unveiled as trade war started… link to full story

09.11.19 - Trump tariffs cost US importers a record $6.8B, driving up consumer prices

Before President Trump began a trade war with China,… link to full story

09.11.19 - India’s economic slowdown may be worse than it appears

After months of denial, India’s Narendra Modi government… link to full story

09.11.19 - How a New Supply Chain Mapping Tool Helps Macy’s ‘Better Manage Business Risks’

Macy’s has made significant strides in its commitment… link to full story

09.10.19 - Liners accused of blanking customers over reduced Golden Week sailings

The blank sailing tactics of the world’s leading liners… link to full story

09.10.19 - Importers Craft Shipping Schedule to Mitigate Tariff Impact

While government trade policy might be out of their… link to full story

09.10.19 - Global Air Freight Growth Brought Down by US-China Trade Dispute

Air cargo continues to suffer from weak global trade… link to full story

09.09.19 - Trump’s trade war with China lands blow at Central New York lumber mill

The last time Dickie Scutt thought his job at a Cortland… link to full story

09.09.19 - China’s August Exports Unexpectedly Shrink as U.S. Tariffs Bite

Nation’s sales to U.S. decline by 16% from year earlier  Exports… link to full story

09.06.19 - Another shipping giant brings its IMO 2020 fuel in-house

The looming tectonic shift in fuel rules poses an enormous… link to full story

09.06.19 - Port Report: China's Golden Week means cuts in ocean service

The two largest container shipping alliances outlined… link to full story

09.06.19 - Air freight set for worst year in a decade

Despite a month-on-month recovery, July was ninth consecutive… link to full story

09.06.19 - Only 20% of companies are optimistic about their future in China, survey finds

Dive Brief: The US-China Business Council (USCBC)… link to full story

09.05.19 - USPS warns shippers 'no longer eligible for discounted rates' if US leaves postal union

Previously negotiated rates for international shipping… link to full story

09.05.19 - China and the U.S. Will Hold High-Level Trade Talks in Early October

    Liu He, Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin… link to full story

09.05.19 - China’s Import Share Erosion Continued in July Ahead of Apparel Tariffs

The tide is definitely shifting for apparel sourcing for… link to full story

09.05.19 - Container Ports Shutter as Hurricane Dorian Threatens Southeast Coast

As Hurricane Dorian churned just offshore of Florida… link to full story

09.04.19 - Hundreds of US trucking companies have failed so far this year, more still to come

Trucking companies are failing at a fast clip so far… link to full story

09.04.19 - Trans-Pac carriers begin levying low-sulfur surcharges

Container lines are beginning to give US importers… link to full story

09.04.19 - CBP will introduce vessel manifest data confidentiality tool

Customs and Border Protection said the new tool will… link to full story

09.04.19 - Proposed rule would require brokers to verify importer IDs

Customs and Border Protection is releasing the proposed… link to full story

09.03.19 - Make Shoes in U.S., or Pay Tariffs? A Footwear Company Seeks a Third Option

Before the trade war threatened to upend everything,… link to full story

09.03.19 - Get Ready for a September of Trade Skirmishes

So much for a relaxing August. Here’s where the world’s… link to full story

09.03.19 - CBP making preparations for Hurricane Dorian across Florida

MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel… link to full story

09.03.19 - Hurricane Dorian closes Florida ports ahead of storm's approach

Closed until further notice. Ports up the Florida… link to full story

August 2019 Industry News
08.29.19 - The App Age Has Come Far. Look at Long-Haul Trucking.

With a one-stop app, Convoy hopes to make more money… link to full story

08.29.19 - U.S. Ports Deliver a Reality Check on Trump’s Tariff Goals

A goal of President Donald Trump’s tariffs is to bring… link to full story

08.28.19 - The U.S.-China Trade War Is Ruining Christmas for Toymakers

 U.S. retailers are limiting orders from Asia ahead… link to full story

08.28.19 - Dan Haar: This tariff makes no sense for all the tea in China

The latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports, including… link to full story

08.28.19 - Vietnam 'has bitten off more than it can chew' as it struggles with growth

Air cargo capacity serving Vietnam is on the rise. Last… link to full story

08.28.19 - Drivers push for 30-minute break flexibility in first hours of service listening session

Kicking off the formal comment period for the Federal… link to full story

08.28.19 - Trump Can Battle China or Expand the Economy. He Can’t Do Both.

LONDON — As President Trump intermittently escalates… link to full story

08.27.19 - Viewpoint: How serious is India's economic slowdown?

Top Indian government officials are engaged in a vociferous… link to full story

08.27.19 - Beijing casts doubt on state of trade talks after Donald Trump says it wanted a deal

Foreign ministry ‘not aware’ of weekend phone calls… link to full story

08.27.19 - Even Trump-Loyal Steelmakers Flummoxed by Trade-Policy Flux

U.S. steelmakers, intended beneficiaries of President… link to full story

08.27.19 - US baby product company pleads to meet with Trump over trade dispute

Delta Children CEO Joe Shamie on Monday explained how President… link to full story

08.26.19 - Trump Hikes China Tariffs Across the Board in Recession-Stoking Clap Back

Another day, another tariff increase. President Trump has… link to full story

08.26.19 - US-China Trade War Could See Supply Chains Caught in ‘Economic Death Spiral’

Both the United States and China appear to be delving… link to full story

08.26.19 - Macron says deal struck with U.S. on taxing tech giants

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron’s governments have… link to full story

08.26.19 - Indian Sugar Glut Pushes Prices Close to Decade Lows

New Delhi is expected to renew subsidy program that… link to full story

08.26.19 - US exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs

U.S. lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff… link to full story

08.26.19 - Why Egyptian Cotton Exports Reached Highest Levels in Five Years

Egyptian cotton production and exports are at their… link to full story

08.23.19 - Apparel Shipments See Most Delays in Last Mile Delivery, Study Finds

With the influx of e-commerce, the last mile can’t… link to full story

08.23.19 - Shipping magnate goes ‘all in’ with IMO 2020 wager

When John Fredriksen — the world’s most famous living… link to full story

08.23.19 - Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach taking cooperation to ‘next level’

Largest U.S. ports plan joint work on cargo transfer… link to full story

08.23.19 - BREAKING: China Hits US With New Tariffs, Trump Orders US Companies Out

China isn’t taking the trade war with the United States… link to full story

08.22.19 - Maersk is the newest entrant into the Indian trucking market

Maersk, the world’s largest container line, has announced… link to full story

08.22.19 - Industry Pushes for USMCA Passage Amid Political Volatility

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)–with the rare… link to full story

08.22.19 - Port Report: U.S. retail inventories high as container rates retreat

North America’s biggest shippers issued mostly upbeat… link to full story

08.22.19 - The Next China, According to Experts, is Still China

Scale back, de-risk, avoid—whatever the present production… link to full story

08.21.19 - Customs brokers will get to know importers better

NCBFAA foresees newly proposed importer verification… link to full story

08.21.19 - Port Report: West Coast imports get July boost, but 2019 trends lower

Import volumes see best month in 2019, but year-to-date… link to full story

08.21.19 - Manufacturers Debate Trade War’s Effect on Footwear Sourcing

A painfully protracted trade war has forced the U.S.… link to full story

08.21.19 - Tariff Delay Means Shippers Can Hedge Against Rising Rates, Freight Futures Broker Says

K-Ratio, a Chicago-based commodities adviser for carriers… link to full story

08.20.19 - OOCL to withdraw several Trans-Pacific sailings

In response to the expected low seasonal demand, OOCL… link to full story

08.20.19 - US box ports report surprise growth in imports, despite tariffs

Despite the escalating US/China trade war, the ten… link to full story

08.20.19 - No growth in air cargo for 8th straight month in June

Air cargo volume dropped 4.8% in June, marking the… link to full story

08.20.19 - Pirates Kidnap Crew Members From Two Ships Off Cameroon

Armed attackers board German and Greek cargo vessels… link to full story

08.20.19 - Shippers Face Uncertain Supply Chain Impacts As IMO 2020 Approaches

Experts to dig into potential impacts at upcoming Edge… link to full story

08.19.19 - Delays to scrubber retrofits mounting

Lawyers are set to be one of the main early beneficiaries… link to full story

08.19.19 - Maersk says trade war could remove 0.5% container demand in 2019 and 2020

AP Moller-Maersk has warned that the ongoing US-China… link to full story

08.19.19 - Spot Rates Slid on Most Routes by Insufficient Market Volume

In the week ending Aug-16, Ningbo Containerized Freight… link to full story

08.16.19 - IMO 2020 could spark more shipping tie-ups with fuel sellers

If you’re really worried about the limitations on marine… link to full story

08.16.19 - Port Report: East Coast notches first-half growth for box imports

West Coast imports slow due to service changes and… link to full story

08.16.19 - The journey to 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has mandated… link to full story

08.15.19 - Train or Truck? New Index Indicates Where Cost Savings Lie

New data indicates shippers might have fewer reasons… link to full story

08.15.19 - World’s gadget makers splitting along US-China lines

Even the unseasonable downpour couldn’t dampen the… link to full story

08.15.19 - Why it’s a Good Time to Take Another Look at Sourcing in Central America (Yes, Again)

Whenever the apparel supply chain is staring down some… link to full story

08.14.19 - USTR Announces Next Steps on Proposed 10 Percent Tariff on Imports from China

Washington, DC - The United States Trade Representative… link to full story

08.14.19 - Port of Los Angeles breaks July record with 912,154 TEUS

Volumes increase 9.4% compared to previous year SAN… link to full story

08.14.19 - Confluence of Factors Push Apparel Prices Up Despite Cotton Slump

All signs in the challenging supply chain landscape… link to full story

08.14.19 - Macy’s Turnaround Hits Harsh Retail Reality

Department store chain’s shares tumble after it said… link to full story

08.14.19 - Evergreen commits to eleven new 23,000 teu ships

The board at Evergreen Marine, Taiwan’s largest shipping… link to full story

08.13.19 - BREAKING: US Delays New Tariffs on ‘Certain’ China Clothing and Footwear Items

Apparel and footwear brands and manufacturers may get… link to full story

08.13.19 - 10% Tariffs Were Manageable. At 25%, Businesses Are Squirming.

An importer of vinyl flooring spends ‘nearly 100% of… link to full story

08.13.19 - HKG freighter flights mostly unaffected by ground stop

HONG KONG – Freighter flights have continued to depart… link to full story

08.13.19 - South Korea Kicks Japan Off List of Favored Trading Partners

Decision had been signaled earlier this month when… link to full story

08.12.19 - CBP adjusts merchandise processing fees

Customs and Border Protection is required under COBRA… link to full story

08.12.19 - CN, CSX announce new intermodal service

CN and CSX yesterday announced a new intermodal service… link to full story

08.12.19 - Does Hong Kong airport closure signal troubled days ahead for air cargo?

  Hong Kong International Airport canceled all passenger… link to full story

08.12.19 - Global box volume growth slows sharply

Latest CTS figures show global volume growth at 1.3%… link to full story

08.09.19 - China cancels flights as it braces for strongest typhoon of 2019

Flights and high-speed train services were canceled… link to full story

08.08.19 - FedEx ends ground-delivery deal with Amazon

FedEx Corp. is snipping another tie with Amazon.com Inc.… link to full story

08.08.19 - China signals no surrender to Trump’s latest tariff threat

China wasted very little time in signaling on Monday… link to full story

08.08.19 - Slowing container growth hits volume multiplier

Box volumes are continuing to grow, despite increased… link to full story

08.07.19 - U.S. Slaps Duty on $4.4 Billion of China Cabinets Amid Trade War

Add $4.4 billion in imported cabinets to the long list of… link to full story

08.07.19 - Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Lowest Level in Nine Years

Decline comes as truckers point to excess capacity… link to full story

08.07.19 - China Deals ‘Body Blow’ to Struggling U.S. Farm Belt

Farmers, agricultural groups decry retaliatory move… link to full story

08.06.19 - U.S. Designates China as Currency Manipulator

Stocks tumble as the two nations swap blows over trade WASHINGTON—The… link to full story

08.06.19 - Britain, U.S. to Protect Shipping Through Strait of Hormuz From Iranian Threats

U.K. government says decision came after London struggled… link to full story

08.05.19 - Michelin keeps tire shipments rolling with help of IoT trackers

With a 14-percent share of the global tire market,… link to full story

08.05.19 - Japan Inc. to speed up China exit in response to more tariffs

Nintendo and Kyocera shifting production to Vietnam TOKYO… link to full story

08.05.19 - U.S. Signs Agreement Allowing More Beef Into EU

Of the 45,000 tons of non-hormone treated beef allowed… link to full story

08.05.19 - Tariff Fight Knocks Off China as Top U.S. Trading Partner

Data released Friday showed that Mexico was the top… link to full story

08.05.19 - Global container port volumes forecast at 973m teu by 2023: Drewry

Global container port demand is forecast to rise for… link to full story

08.03.19 - Never-Ending Trade War Sinks Commodities Into a World of Trouble

 Trump’s latest tariffs seen significantly hitting… link to full story

08.03.19 - Cathay Pacific pioneers ULD blockchain technology

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is the first airline… link to full story

08.03.19 - U.S. to Publish Final Tariff-Target List Within ‘Days’

The Trump administration plans to publish the final… link to full story

08.03.19 - The 340-Mile Line of Ships Waiting to Clean Up Their Act

Ships race to install sulfur scrubbing kit on fuel… link to full story

08.03.19 - South Korea unveils $35bn plan to boost capacity at 12 ports

South Korea is planning to invest a total of KRW41.8trn… link to full story

08.02.19 - Investors getting nervous about IMO 2020 tanker pitch

It’s either the calm before the IMO 2020 storm or the… link to full story

08.02.19 - Amazon Pushes Brands to Be Less Boxy

Companies face an Amazon-imposed Aug. 1 deadline to… link to full story

08.02.19 - Trump Adds 10% Tariffs on $300 Billion of Chinese Imports Starting Sept. 1

President Trump has aimed fresh tariffs at China. The… link to full story

08.02.19 - Global air freight slump shows few signs of easing

Airlines suffered year-on-year revenue decrease of… link to full story

08.01.19 - 350,000 teu of world boxship fleet in drydock for scrubber installations

The number of boxships withdrawing from service for… link to full story

08.01.19 - Fed Cuts Rates by a Quarter Point in Precautionary Move

Central bankers say move protects against risks posed… link to full story

08.01.19 - Pushback on Panama Canal toll hike timing

Three groups representing 90% of shipowners say a Jan.… link to full story

08.01.19 - Tariffs or no tariffs, US corn may be too expensive for China

With or without retaliatory tariffs, Chinese companies… link to full story

July 2019 Industry News
07.31.19 - Samsung Suffers Hit From Softening Smartphone Demand

The South Korean tech giant’s net profit fell 53%,… link to full story

07.31.19 - U.S.-China Trade Talks Resume With No Breakthroughs in Sight

American side aims to see what can be salvaged from… link to full story

07.31.19 - China Says US Trade Talks to Continue With September Meeting

China and the U.S. plan to meet again in September… link to full story

07.31.19 - Ohio Farmers Face Lean Year, Hard Decisions After Spring Floods

Wet weather compounds challenges posed by low prices,… link to full story

07.30.19 - China Needs New Places to Sell Its Mountain of Stuff

Faced with severe factory overcapacity at home and… link to full story

07.30.19 - As trade war bites, China's factories set for third month of shrinking activity: Reuters poll

BEIJING (Reuters) - Factory activity in China is expected… link to full story

07.30.19 - Lighthizer Says Vietnam Must Cut Its Trade Surplus With US

Vietnam must take steps to cut its trade surplus with… link to full story

07.30.19 - Trump Lashes Out at China as Trade Talks Resume; Stocks Fall

President Donald Trump lashed out at China for what… link to full story

07.29.19 - LA Port Project is Derailed

Shipping: $130M facility sought to speed operations The… link to full story

07.29.19 - The Trade War is Giving the Rest of the World an Advantage in China

There’s no shortage of winners in the U.S.-China trade… link to full story

07.29.19 - More trade war tariffs could mean 'double-digit' import declines at US ports

Import container throughput at the 10 largest US ports… link to full story

07.27.19 - U.S.-China Trade Talks Set to Resume With Modest Expectations

Delegations may tackle smaller issues instead of sweeping… link to full story

07.26.19 - Sri Lanka Turns Trade War Into New Supply Chain Opportunity

Sri Lanka is turning the still unsettled differences… link to full story

07.26.19 - USDA Sets Plans for $16 Billion in New Aid to Farmers

Fresh support for agricultural sector follows stalled… link to full story

07.26.19 - European Union Could Impose Extra $39.1 Billion in Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods

The Trump administration has threatened to raise tariffs on European… link to full story

07.26.19 - US Negotiators Headed to Shanghai Next Week for Trade Talks

Trade talks between the U.S. and China are set to resume… link to full story

07.25.19 - To survive trade war, some U.S. importers embark on major revamps of product lines

SHANGHAI/NEW YORK (Reuters) - When U.S President Donald… link to full story

07.25.19 - Why U.S. Factories Won’t Leave Asia

There are still too many incentives to produce abroad… link to full story

07.25.19 - Hong Kong June Exports Plunge Most Since 2016 as Trade Wars Bite

Hong Kong’s exports sank more than expected in June… link to full story

07.25.19 - U.S. Economic Growth Seen Stumbling as Trade Hits Companies

 GDP probably expanded 1.8% in second quarter, down… link to full story

07.25.19 - World’s Top Toymaker Joins Companies Leaving China’s Factories

The trade war is changing the landscape of toyland,… link to full story

07.24.19 - Vietnam cracks down on tariff-dodging export detours

US wary of Chinese products passed off as made in Vietnam HANOI… link to full story

07.24.19 - Sourcing Optimism Tanks as Costs Spike, New Study Shows

Whether it’s leaving China and fleeing to its regional… link to full story

07.23.19 - IMO 2020: The calm before the storm

Prices of bunker fuels and the spreads between them… link to full story

07.22.19 - Chinese companies looking to buy U.S. farm products: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some Chinese companies are seeking… link to full story

07.22.19 - Cotton’s Appeal Dims in Top Producer as Farmers Prefer Sugar

Pakistan has cut its cotton production estimate for… link to full story

07.22.19 - With So Many Vacant Stores, E-Commerce Is Only Part of the Problem

Barneys’ fight with landlord is an extreme example… link to full story

07.22.19 - Trump administration working to relax truck safety standards

The Department of Transportation is quietly moving… link to full story

07.19.19 - US, China Trade Negotiators Talk for Second Time Since Truce

U.S. and Chinese senior officials spoke by phone this… link to full story

07.19.19 - Will IMO 2020 change US ports of call?

A fuel spike could push Asian containers to West Coast… link to full story

07.18.19 - New cracks in the global economy as exports tumble

If you were in any doubt that the US-China trade war… link to full story

07.18.19 - Japan's Exports Continue Slide as Global Slowdown Tightens Grip

Japanese exports fell for a seventh straight month… link to full story

07.18.19 - Trump and Xi Are Struggling to Find Path Forward in Trade Talks

There’s been one phone call since late June but no… link to full story

07.18.19 - Declines dominate Asian carriers’ June traffic reports

Several Asia-based carriers reported year-over-year… link to full story

07.18.19 - Maritime Cyber Rules Coming in 2021 Are Outdated, Critics Say

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran, introduction of… link to full story

07.18.19 - CSX tumbles most since 2008 crisis on freight-slump worries

CSX Corp. plunged the most since the 2008 financial… link to full story

07.17.19 - Trade war, deglobalisation and technology: can container shipping weather the storm?

The engine of globalisation has had a ‘torrid decade’,… link to full story

07.17.19 - Fumigation not fully effective in controlling certain grain cargo pests

The fumigation of grain cargoes using certain pesticides,… link to full story

07.17.19 - Korean Air Cargo suspends transport and cargo handling services at three hubs

Korean Air, which saw first-quarter cargo revenue fall… link to full story

07.15.19 - Nike supplier pivots away from Vietnam after exiting China

The new normal of global trade is that there are few… link to full story

07.15.19 - LA Port commission stands behind automation permit

Port commissioners on Thursday, July 11, upheld their… link to full story

07.15.19 - Huawei Plans Extensive Layoffs in the U.S.

Cuts are expected to affect workers at U.S.-based R&D… link to full story

07.12.19 - Vietnam Goes From Trade War Winner to Trump Target

Americans are buying solar panels from Vietnam like… link to full story

07.12.19 - US, India Trade Talks to Restart After Trump’s Tariff Tweets

U.S. trade officials will restart talks with their… link to full story

07.11.19 - The CEO on the Trade War’s Front Lines Says It Isn’t All Bleak

Spencer Fung, whose company supplies Walmart and Nike,… link to full story

07.11.19 - ‘Reshoring’ Report Finds Factory Work Not Returning to U.S.

The A.T. Kearney analysis suggests manufacturing moved… link to full story

07.11.19 - Court rules in favour of Atlas in ‘work slowdown’ dispute

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia… link to full story

07.11.19 - Samsung Heavy builds world's largest container ship

SEOUL, July 8 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Heavy Industries… link to full story

07.10.19 - No trade war winners with US and China set to see freight slump, DHL data shows

Tariffs are leading to slump in air and sea freight… link to full story

07.10.19 - Cramer: We have ‘real reason to be worried’ about the global economy

“Now we’ve got real concern, real reason to be worried,”… link to full story

07.10.19 - Chinese banks may not have enough capital to lend economy out of slowdown, says Fitch

‘Banks’ earnings in the past few years have only been… link to full story

07.10.19 - Trump Says India’s Move to Hike Tariffs ‘No Longer Acceptable’

U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized India’s… link to full story

07.09.19 - TMF at Ports of LA and Long Beach to Increase 1.9% on August 1, 2019

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 28, 2019 – The West Coast… link to full story

07.09.19 - FedEx loses $2bn amid warnings of further Chinese uncertainty

Company reports huge quarterly drop as Asia slowdown… link to full story

07.09.19 - Nintendo to move Switch output to Vietnam as China tariffs loom

Popular console risks being swept up in Washington's… link to full story

07.08.19 - Autonomous and Electric Powered Yara Birkleland Will Be Delivered in 2020

The Yara Birkleland, expected to be delivered in 2020,… link to full story

07.08.19 - Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd hit clients with highest war risk surcharges to date

Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd are the latest liners to bring… link to full story

07.08.19 - More carriers implement war risk surcharges

Container carriers implement charges on ships sailing… link to full story

07.02.19 - Breakingviews - New trade-war ceasefire has familiar feel

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Donald Trump threw… link to full story

07.02.19 - Vietnam Buys More U.S. Goods After Trump Calls It Trade Abuser

Foreign ministry says country has made great efforts… link to full story

07.02.19 - China Confident That Trade War Won’t Mean Massive Factory Moves

China is still a competitive location for investment,… link to full story

07.02.19 - U.S. threatens to hit EU with $4 billion in additional tariffs

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office threatened Monday… link to full story

07.02.19 - Mumbai Paralyzed After Heaviest Downpour in More Than a Decade

 SpiceJet plane overshoots runway, forcing delays,… link to full story

07.01.19 - India Increases Tariffs on U.S. Goods as Trade War Heats Up

 Move follows U.S. decision to end trade concessions… link to full story

07.01.19 - Unpredictability of US-China trade tensions likely to weigh on global economy

Given large gaps between US and Chinese positions,… link to full story

07.01.19 - Moody’s forecasts more automated container terminals

Advantages include lower operating costs, increased… link to full story

07.01.19 - HMM to join THE Alliance

Carrier will be fourth member – besides Hapag-Lloyd,… link to full story

June 2019 Industry News
06.28.19 - China to Insist U.S. Lift Huawei Ban as Part of Trade Deal

Xi to present Trump with terms for settling fight,… link to full story

06.28.19 - Xi Fires Shots at U.S. Before Trump Meet, Without Mentioning Him

As Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares for one of… link to full story

06.28.19 - When It Comes to Tariffs, Many U.S. Companies Are on China’s Side

As Trump and Xi prepare for G-20 summit, U.S. businesses… link to full story

06.28.19 - Trump Changes His Tone on Trade at G-20

President says there will be ‘very big’ trade deals… link to full story

06.27.19 - Tariffs Will Cost You Whether You Exit China or Not

It’s easy to think a move out of China would be the… link to full story

06.27.19 - Trump Warns of ‘Plan B’ on China Trade: Billions More in Tariffs

President Donald Trump said substantial additional… link to full story

06.27.19 - US Goods-Trade Deficit Widens as Levies Rise on Chinese Items

The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened in May to… link to full story

06.27.19 - American Tariffs on China Are Being Blunted by Trade Cheats

Data from Vietnam show surges in both imports from… link to full story

06.26.19 - U.S. Set to Delay More China Tariffs Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting

 Leaders’ agenda laid out during Lighthizer-Liu call… link to full story

06.25.19 - CDP: Shipping lines not investing enough to meet IMO target

Retrofitting vessels and slow steaming are two short-term… link to full story

06.25.19 - New Apparel Tariffs Could Come as Soon as July 2

If President Trump can push more China tariffs forward,… link to full story

06.25.19 - U.S. Considers Requiring 5G Equipment for Domestic Use Be Made Outside China

Move follows White House executive order restricting… link to full story

06.25.19 - After Struggling to Deliver in China, Carrefour Packs Its Bags

French company is pulling back as local upstarts seize… link to full story

06.24.19 - U.S. Long Beach Port hopes China-U.S. trade disputes to be resolved quickly

The tariff disputes between the United States and China… link to full story

06.24.19 - Trump suggests U.S. will stop protecting international shipping in Strait of Hormuz

President Donald Trump on Monday leveled a spate of… link to full story

06.24.19 - States Lean on Truckers to Halt Spread of Invasive Spotted Lanternfly

Quarantines are spreading across Pennsylvania and other… link to full story

06.21.19 - Trump tariffs crush U.S. pig farmers

This story is part of an ongoing series on U.S.-China… link to full story

06.21.19 - Foxconn’s Billionaire Founder Urges Apple to Move Plants From China

The billionaire founder of Apple Inc.’s largest supplier… link to full story

06.21.19 - How the US-China trade war is redrawing the rules and structures of global logistics

Import traffic at America’s busiest port, the Port… link to full story

06.21.19 - U.S. Targets China’s Supercomputing Push With New Export Restrictions

Commerce Department puts five Chinese developers on… link to full story

06.20.19 - Mexico’s Senate ratifies USMCA amid Trump tariff cease-fire

Mexico’s Senate ratified a North American trade deal… link to full story

06.20.19 - U.S. CEOs meet with China’s Premier in Beijing amid trade woes

A group of chief executive officers of American corporations… link to full story

06.20.19 - Union Pacific Says Uncertainty, Harsh Weather Driving Down Rail Shipments

CEO Lance Fritz says railroad’s second-quarter volumes… link to full story

06.20.19 - Carriers Evergreen, Hapag-Lloyd Seeking Megaships Worth $2.2 Billion

Container lines are asking Asian shipyards for offers… link to full story

06.19.19 - Why 7 is the ‘line in the sand’ everyone’s watching when it comes China’s yuan

The number 7 is getting a lot of attention as the U.S.-China… link to full story

06.19.19 - Trump’s $16 Billion Farm Bailout Criticized at the WTO

The European Union joined China and five other World… link to full story

06.18.19 - Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste

When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine… link to full story

06.18.19 - China’s job market faces new pressure as trade war with US drags on

Some Chinese companies are cutting back on their efforts… link to full story

06.18.19 - As China Tariffs Loom, Some U.S. Companies Say Buying American Isn’t an Option

Business owners struggling to find alternatives to… link to full story

06.18.19 - India to Impose Its Own Tariffs on Some Goods Imported From the U.S.

Move is apparent retaliation for Washington’s recent… link to full story

06.18.19 - China Is Cutting Tariffs—For Everyone Else

Lobster is Maine’s top export. Like many Americans… link to full story

06.17.19 - Taiwanese companies hit by US-China trade war lured back home by Taipei

‘Invest Taiwan’ offers low-cost loans, help finding… link to full story

06.17.19 - U.S. May Order Funds to Dump Chinese Stocks, Activist Webb Says

The next step of the trade war could see Washington… link to full story

06.17.19 - Hundreds of Companies Descend on Washington to Fight Trump’s Tariffs

 President has targeted $300 billion in China goods… link to full story

06.13.19 - UPDATED: Canada’s ELD rule announced

ELDs to be required in Canada by 2021 TORONTO, Ont.… link to full story

06.13.19 - Lululemon increasing airfreight ahead of port congestion in Asia

In an effort to get ahead of impending tariff-fueled… link to full story

06.13.19 - Suspected attacks on two tankers in Gulf of Oman

The Norwegian-owned Front Altair was “suspected of… link to full story

06.13.19 - Imports at Southern California Ports Fell Sharply Last Month

Drop ahead of peak shipping season came as a retail… link to full story

06.12.19 - USTR official: Urgency of passing USMCA ‘cannot be overstated’

A House Agriculture Committee panel heard testimony… link to full story

06.12.19 - HD Supply Points to Tariffs in Lowering Outlook

Industrial distributor will seek to negotiate breaks… link to full story

06.12.19 - China container exports to US down 6.5% during January-May amid trade war

The ongoing China-US trade war has hit container volumes… link to full story

06.12.19 - Vietnam the big winner in the US-China tariff war, but is it legal?

The trade war between the US and China has started… link to full story

06.11.19 - Apple’s US iPhones can all be made outside of China If needed

Apple Inc. has a backup plan if the U.S.-China trade… link to full story

06.11.19 - Rules for Robot Cargo Ships Could Be Years Away, Regulator Says

International Maritime Organization chief outlines… link to full story

06.11.19 - ‘Expect additional mergers and pray for no Hanjins’

Financial burdens from the IMO’s 2020 sulfur cap, a… link to full story

06.11.19 - Trump Says He’ll Raise China Tariffs If Xi Won’t Meet at G-20

President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China again… link to full story

06.10.19 - Mexican Business Leaders Express Relief at Deal to Avoid Tariffs

U.S. threat, however, leaves open the possibility of… link to full story

06.10.19 - US-China trade war prompts major shifts in goods flows

Of the $250 billion in Chinese exports subject so far… link to full story

06.10.19 - Retailers expected to stock up inventory to get ahead of tariffs

The Global Ports Tracker forecasts higher import totals… link to full story

06.10.19 - Chinese Exporters Dodge Tariffs With Fake Made-in-Vietnam Labels

Some Chinese exporters are going to extreme lengths… link to full story

06.07.19 - American Bureau of Shipping comes out in favour of speed reductions to limit ship emissions

Shipping must pay the price today for tomorrow’s sustainability… link to full story

06.07.19 - Canadian Government to expand capacity of Port of Halifax

The Government of Canada has allocated approximately… link to full story

06.07.19 - Port of Oakland sees big increase in drayage moves for both importers and exporters

According to port spokesmen, the average truck transaction… link to full story

06.06.19 - CBP’s ACE impacted by overnight power outage

Industry expresses disappointment that Customs’ umbrella… link to full story

06.06.19 - From 15 to five in just a few years - shippers' declining choice of container carriers

Shippers and forwarders that The Loadstar spoke to… link to full story

06.06.19 - Gap Slashes China Sourcing, Eyes Old Navy Split as Way to “Win” at Retail

Gap Inc., while dealing with problems over store traffic,… link to full story

06.06.19 - Mexico Hopeful of Avoiding Tariffs That Trump Says Will Happen

Mexican leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he’s… link to full story

06.06.19 - Trump Says He’ll Decide on Next China Tariffs After G20 Summit

President Donald Trump said he’ll decide whether to… link to full story

06.05.19 - Trade war means outbound shipments way down at NWSA, Port of Oakland

In 2018, China responded to President Donald Trump’s… link to full story

06.05.19 - China fines Ford $24m on heels of FedEx probe

Antitrust case against US automaker comes amid trade… link to full story

06.05.19 - IMF Cuts China Growth Forecast, Citing Downside Trade War Risks

The International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecasts… link to full story

06.04.19 - Logistics Report: FedEx’s China Stakes; Wilting Flower Delivery; Betting on Warehousing

FedEx Corp. is getting more deeply mired in a confrontation… link to full story

06.04.19 - USTR grants more Section 301 exclusions

The exclusions on such products as certain oil pumps,… link to full story

06.04.19 - Air Cargo Carriers Are Caught in Crossfire of Trump-China Trade War

Donald Trump’s intensifying trade war with China dented… link to full story

06.04.19 - Maybe Africa Really Will Become the New China

When people tell me that Africa will be the new China,… link to full story

06.03.19 - Chinese goods navigate alternate trade routes to US shores

Data shows increased flows via Vietnam and Mexico with… link to full story

06.03.19 - China Targets FedEx in ‘Warning’ to U.S.

 China says trade war hasn’t ‘made America great again’  FedEx… link to full story

06.03.19 - PVH Corp. Feeling the Heat of US-China Trade War On Several Fronts

PVH Corp. is feeling the negative effects of the U.S.-China trade… link to full story

06.03.19 - India to Lose GSP Status Wednesday, June 5th

On Friday, May 31st, President Trump announced that… link to full story

May 2019 Industry News
05.31.19 - Trump erupts over immigration, threatening Mexico with tariffs

(CNN)President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday… link to full story

05.31.19 - China Threatens Sweeping Blacklist of Firms After Huawei Ban

China said it will establish a list of so-called “unreliable”… link to full story

05.31.19 - US Goods-Trade Gap Widens for Second Month to Highest This Year

The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened for a second… link to full story

05.31.19 - Vietnam exports boom as China shipments to US slump

American imports from rising southeast Asian economy… link to full story

05.30.19 - National Strike Paralyzes Argentina Amid Economic Woes

Argentines are grappling with a sharp recession and… link to full story

05.30.19 - Logistics Report: Rail Fee Revolt; Cooling Warehouse Demand; Blockchain Takes Flight

U.S. shippers are bristling at unexpected costs as… link to full story

05.30.19 - Denim Sourcing Shows Wide Swings Among Top Suppliers in the First Quarter

There were clear winners and losers when it came to… link to full story

05.30.19 - IMF details likely negative effects of U.S.-China tensions

The most recent and announced potential future duties… link to full story

05.30.19 - Chinese informal retaliation against U.S. goods possible

‘Qualitative’ retaliation could take the form of increased… link to full story

05.30.19 - Lockout ends for 6,500 B.C. port workers after tentative deal reached

Details of agreement won't be released until ratification… link to full story

05.29.19 - Employers threaten to lock out ILWU Canada

Dockworkers in Vancouver and Prince Rupert will be… link to full story

05.29.19 - Employers to lock out ILWU Canada members Thursday

Union president calls the move “a reckless, irresponsible… link to full story

05.29.19 - Toxic chemicals likely caused KMTC Hong Kong fire

Investigators found calcium hypochlorite in 13 containers… link to full story

05.29.19 - ‘We can’t continue to sift through the burnt wreckage’

Andrew Kinsey, senior risk consultant at the insurer… link to full story

05.29.19 - Border delays, capacity crunch impact Mexico trade

Mexico is benefiting from the CPTPP accord and booming… link to full story

05.28.19 - Big Ocean Cargo Carriers Join Blockchain Initiative

CMA CGM and MSC sign onto platform that is expected… link to full story

05.28.19 - Uncertain times for transpacific traders and carriers

Ocean freight demand growth prospects have significantly… link to full story

05.28.19 - New US-China tariff rise expected in third quarter

The US and China will likely escalate their tariff… link to full story

05.28.19 - US Companies Paying Nearly All China Tariff Costs, IMF Says

Companies in the U.S. are paying almost all the costs… link to full story

05.24.19 - Freight Market Shifts into Lower Gear

Moderating demand, weaker prices are raising concerns… link to full story

05.24.19 - Maersk Swings to Loss, Warns Trade Tensions Hitting Shipping Demand

Danish container giant says it faces uncertainty from… link to full story

05.23.19 - Rail demurrage, accessorial fees ‘death by a thousand cuts’

American shippers tell Surface Transportation Board… link to full story

05.23.19 - China urges US to fix ‘wrong practices’ to resume trade talks

China blamed Washington for wrecking trade talks and… link to full story

05.23.19 - China Faces New Competition as Japan, India Eye Sri Lanka Port

India, Japan and Sri Lanka are weighing the development… link to full story

05.23.19 - Logistics Bottlenecks Hamper Efforts to Produce Less in China

Firms looking to shift some production to other parts… link to full story

05.22.19 - April import boost for US ports may be the 'quiet before the tariff storm'

Container imports last month at the 10 largest US box… link to full story

05.22.19 - Alphaliner slashes 2019 box throughput growth estimate

Alphaliner has slashed its global container throughput… link to full story

05.22.19 - Rain eases the pain for the Panama Canal

With plenty of rain finally falling over the past week… link to full story

05.22.19 - Memorial Day Weekend Cargo Theft Trends Infographic and Security Tips

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Holiday periods are known for increased… link to full story

05.21.19 - Official details CBP duty activities, modernization vision

Brenda Smith, Customs and Border Protection’s Office… link to full story

05.21.19 - Senator calls for ending trade war, providing farmer aid

Kansas Republican Jerry Moran says tariffs threaten… link to full story

05.21.19 - Temporary license option established for business with Huawei

The Commerce Department’s Temporary General License… link to full story

05.21.19 - U.S. Postal Service Starts Testing Self-Driving Trucks

The 1,000-mile run between Phoenix and Dallas is part… link to full story

05.21.19 - Factbox: IMO 2020 - a major shake-up for oil and shipping

(Reuters) - Tougher rules on sulfur emissions from… link to full story

05.20.19 - What Panama’s Worst Drought Means for Its Canal’s Future

A severe drought in Panama has resulted in lower water… link to full story

05.20.19 - Global Air Freight Demand Sees Lift in March but Headwinds Persist

Global air freight demand increased 0.1 percent in… link to full story

05.20.19 - Logistics Report: Shipping More Steel; Harvesting Farm Aid; Migrating Asia Supply Chains

An end to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada… link to full story

05.20.19 - U.S.-China trade war takes toll on South Korea

BlueWater Reporting looks at the headwinds South Korea’s… link to full story

05.17.19 - Sourcing Costs Are Set to Rise, And Only Data Can Offset the Increase

In the short term, sourcing costs could be sent soaring… link to full story

05.17.19 - Will Tariffs Drive Apparel Companies Out of China Once And For All?

Now that U.S. trade policy is determined tweet by tweet,… link to full story

05.17.19 - Walmart Extends Streak of Sales Growth

Gains fueled by online grocery sales, strong Easter… link to full story

05.17.19 - Silicon Valley Will Feel Sting of Export Restrictions Against Huawei

Commerce Department limits on Huawei’s access to U.S.… link to full story

05.17.19 - BNSF breathes new life into Portland terminal

Shuttle trains now move ocean containers between the… link to full story

05.16.19 - Trump Administration Delays Decision on Car Tariffs

Final decision put off for about six months as the… link to full story

05.16.19 - Ricoh moves output to Thailand as China tariffs extend to printers

High-end models now made in Shenzhen are subject to… link to full story

05.16.19 - Stanley to Make More Craftsman Tools in U.S.

Automated Texas factory to produce wrenches and sockets… link to full story

05.16.19 - Tariffs Could Put an Additional $40 Billion of Retail Sales, 12,000 Stores at Risk

UBS predicted that at least 75,000 retail doors might… link to full story

05.15.19 - Trade Battle Looks Set to Roil Container Shipping

Latest round in the escalating U.S.-China tariff fight… link to full story

05.15.19 - Trade war escalates: China, US to raise tariffs

Dive Brief: In response to a tariff hike on $200… link to full story

05.15.19 - Houston channel reopens after tanker, tug collision

One-way ship and two-way barge traffic was restored… link to full story

05.14.19 - Toys, Phones and Sneakers: The Chinese Goods Trump Wants to Tax Next

An escalation of the president’s trade war with China… link to full story

05.14.19 - U.S. Readies New Tariffs as Trump Says He’ll Meet China’s Xi

 USTR releases list of $300 billion in products to… link to full story

05.14.19 - USTR releases notice for $300 billion in additional China tariffs

Sen. Chuck Grassley said Americans “need to know” the… link to full story

05.13.19 - Logistics Report: Trade’s Collateral Damage; Eyeing Acquisitions; Investing in Parts

Manufacturers and raw materials suppliers around the… link to full story

05.13.19 - Lawyers: 301 notice gives leeway for exported goods

Trade attorneys reported that the notice for tariffs… link to full story

05.13.19 - China to impose tariffs on U.S. goods despite Trump warning

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday… link to full story

05.13.19 - April container volumes break record at Port of Los Angeles

Volumes reach 736,466 TEUs, 4.4% increase over previous… link to full story

05.10.19 - A possible new front in the trade war

“Automobile tariffs will make steel and aluminum [tariffs]… link to full story

05.10.19 - Trade war: US-China trade battle in charts

The trade war between the US and China - which seemed… link to full story

05.10.19 - New Round Of Tariffs Takes A Bigger Bite Of Consumers' Budget

The prices of the things we buy, from floor lamps to… link to full story

05.10.19 - Trump Tariffs on China Likely to Cost 400,000 Manufacturing Jobs, Group Says

President Donald Trump’s higher tariffs on Chinese… link to full story

05.10.19 - U.S. Slaps Higher Tariffs on Chinese Imports as Trade Talks Resume

President says U.S. would impose fresh levies on $325… link to full story

05.09.19 - A close-up of the Asia-to-South America trade

Container trade from Asia to ECSA has dwindled over… link to full story

05.09.19 - Business Groups Target Democrats in Lobby Blitz for New NAFTA

Automakers, retailers and oil drillers are among the… link to full story

05.09.19 - Logistics Report: Smarter Spirits Shipping; Resetting Auto Assembly; Export-Import Revival

Absolut’s latest formula for its global vodka supply… link to full story

05.09.19 - Trump China Tariffs Are Far From Just a Threat, Experts at Sourcing Summit Hong Kong Say

President Trump’s tariff tweets may be more than just… link to full story

05.08.19 - Hapag-Lloyd: Yantian Express will offload cargo in Halifax

Some shippers have not yet posted general average and… link to full story

05.08.19 - Tariff uncertainty hurts Great Lakes region

Speakers talked about the negative impact caused by… link to full story

05.08.19 - Panama Canal plans another draft restriction

Effective May 28 the maximum authorized draft for vessels… link to full story

05.08.19 - USTR says China tariff increase to take effect Friday

The agency on Wednesday officially announced that tariffs… link to full story

05.07.19 - Warehouse Hiring Surges on Rising E-Commerce Demand

Logistics gains in April came as job growth for other… link to full story

05.07.19 - Apparel and Footwear Exports Help Boost Cambodian Economy

Cambodian exports of apparel, footwear and travel goods,… link to full story

05.07.19 - How New China Tariffs Would Negatively Impact U.S. Businesses

The United States economy and business confidence may… link to full story

05.07.19 - Op-Ed: Trade Tariffs Have Become as Fickle as the Weather

There’s a saying that if you don’t like the weather,… link to full story

05.06.19 - Importers share ways to mitigate duty risks

Duty drawback programs and foreign-trade zones are… link to full story

05.06.19 - Amazon Is Quietly Subverting the Logistics Sector With a New Freight Service

Amazon is expanding its logistics operations, and the… link to full story

05.06.19 - Logistics Report: Fulfilling Logistics Jobs; Betting on Ocean; Supply Chain Footrace

E-commerce is driving growth in the logistics jobs… link to full story

05.06.19 - Trump Says He’ll Raise China Tariffs to 25 Percent By Friday

By Friday, tariffs on China could more than double. The… link to full story

05.06.19 - UP to close Rochelle intermodal ramp as part of Chicago-area simplification plan

UP plans to add a block swap yard at its intermodal… link to full story

05.03.19 - Shippers condemn carriers' approach to IMO 2020

ESC claims lines are imposing low sulphur fuel costs… link to full story

05.03.19 - Box rates slide in April

After two months of steady increases in long-term contracted… link to full story

05.03.19 - Time to scrap younger containerships to help rebalance supply and demand

Drewry has urged containership owners planning to scrap… link to full story

05.03.19 - Preference shift impacts finished vehicle logistics

Increased visibility throughout the supply chain could… link to full story

05.02.19 - Logistics Report: Profiting from Logistics; Postal Delivery Drop; China’s Nontariff Barriers

The freight market isn’t boosting logistics companies’… link to full story

05.02.19 - Weakness Across Asia, China's PMI, Trade-War Damage: Eco Day

 Manufacturing and export reports show cooling across… link to full story

05.02.19 - Carriers use floating contracts to account for fuel prices

The conversion to become IMO 2020 compliant is expected… link to full story

05.02.19 - Mnuchin Calls Latest Round of China Trade Talks ‘Productive’

The latest round of U.S.-China talks wrapped up in… link to full story

05.01.19 - Logistics Report: Tracking Blockchain Standards; Women Wanted in Trucking; Retaining Suppliers

FedEx Corp. believes blockchain is the future of goods-trucking—if… link to full story

05.01.19 - Air freight set for further falls

PMI and inventory-to-sales data suggest several more… link to full story

05.01.19 - GOP House Ag leaders call for USMCA approval

“The dairy industry couldn’t be more clear: Pass USMCA,”… link to full story

05.01.19 - FMC adds OOCL to controlled carrier list

The Shipping Act provides the FMC special oversight… link to full story

April 2019 Industry News
04.30.19 - Amazon’s Freight Push Rattles Logistics Sector

E-commerce giant is expanding logistics operations… link to full story

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