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China Warns Tough-Talking US Could Push Pair Into a ‘New Cold War’

05.27.20

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As Its Economy Slows, China Embraces a Weaker Currency

05.27.20

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Lumber Prices Rebound From Coronavirus Decline

05.27.20

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House set to back China sanctions amid rising tensions with US

05.27.20

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May 2020 Industry News
05.27.20 - House set to back China sanctions amid rising tensions with US

The House of Representatives is poised to give final… link to full story

05.27.20 - Lumber Prices Rebound From Coronavirus Decline

Futures are soaring on signs that the home-building… link to full story

05.27.20 - As Its Economy Slows, China Embraces a Weaker Currency

Chinese leaders have said they want to hold the yuan… link to full story

05.27.20 - China Warns Tough-Talking US Could Push Pair Into a ‘New Cold War’

Relations between the U.S. and China have devolved… link to full story

05.26.20 - A Florida toy importer braces for retail upheaval

(Reuters) - Most U.S. states have begun to reopen their… link to full story

05.26.20 - Pandemic leads to ‘complete disruption’ of container flows

Canceled shipments hurt carriers as much as blanked… link to full story

05.26.20 - German government offers Lufthansa $10 billion bailout

After fully privatizing Deutsche Lufthansa AG (FWB: LHA)… link to full story

05.26.20 - Latam Air Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Stymied by Lockdowns

 Chilean airline seeking U.S. court protection from… link to full story

05.22.20 - Americans Are Cooking More Seafood, but Fishermen Are Struggling

Without restaurant orders keeping them afloat, seafood… link to full story

05.22.20 - Coronavirus Widens the Retail Divide: Macy’s Sales Fall 45%, Best Buy Slips 6%

Macy’s expects $1 billion quarterly loss; Victoria’s… link to full story

05.22.20 - China's new air cargo gate-in rule eases congestion, but impacts freighters

China’s new ‘gate-in’ rule for air cargo has prompted… link to full story

05.22.20 - Large US truckload carriers cut capacity again in Q1

Large US truckload carriers stuck to plans to reduce… link to full story

05.21.20 - Global Business Activity Starts to Steady, but Recovery Looks Far Off

Data show a slower decline in U.S., eurozone and Japan… link to full story

05.21.20 - Panasonic to move appliance production from Thailand to Vietnam

Factory near Bangkok will be shuttered in cost-cutting… link to full story

05.21.20 - Evergreen and Yang Ming in talks over state-aid access

Two heavyweight Taiwanese carriers are said to be exploring… link to full story

05.21.20 - WTO Goods Barometer Flashes Red as COVID-19 Disrupts Global Trade

The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to… link to full story

05.20.20 - China Ramping Up Purchases of U.S. Farm Goods

As phase one of trade deal gets under way, Beijing… link to full story

05.20.20 - Air cargo capacity concerns fade, but rates still rising

Fears that the reopening of major economies will place… link to full story

05.20.20 - Puget Sound cargo shipping drops sharply as coronavirus pandemic stalls trade

As cargo volumes to major Washington ports fall amid… link to full story

05.20.20 - Higher Hurricane Activity Could Hit Supply Chains Hard This Year: Report

If battling the symptoms of coronavirus hasn’t been… link to full story

05.19.20 - European Ports Hit Hard by Coronavirus Lockdowns

Two-thirds of European ports report falling ship calls… link to full story

05.19.20 - Global Economic Recovery Might Take Up to 3 Years, Say European Bosses

Business leaders surveyed by Conference Board hold… link to full story

05.19.20 - Tax Breaks, Subsidies May Be New Tools to Pull US Supply Chains From China

The United States may start paying companies to move… link to full story

05.19.20 - COVID-19 leaves bunker market awash in low-sulfur feedstocks

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has managed… link to full story

05.18.20 - ‘The only way to survive is take out cost’ — Hapag-Lloyd chief

Rolf Habben Jansen says he expects a ‘small double-digit… link to full story

05.18.20 - LA Port Chief: Trade Policies Could Cost US 15% of Imports

In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, as… link to full story

05.18.20 - Could China’s Recovery Offer a Roadmap for Retail Rebound?

The fashion industry at large is looking to China as… link to full story

05.15.20 - Highway Regulators Shift Work Rules for Truck Drivers

New flexibility on breaks, rest time will loosen restrictions… link to full story

05.15.20 - FedEx, Strained by Coronavirus, Caps How Much Retailers Can Ship From Stores

Kohl’s, Abercrombie & Fitch among two dozen companies… link to full story

05.15.20 - Coronavirus Has Been a Boon for China’s Railways

With the pandemic choking sea and air freight, companies… link to full story

05.14.20 - WorldACD: Air cargo revenues up but volumes down in April

Air cargo revenues and yields continued to improve… link to full story

05.14.20 - Top US Shippers: US electronics importers turn to Mexico

A doubling of US electronics imports from Mexico last… link to full story

05.14.20 - Soaring Prices, Rotting Crops: Coronavirus Triggers Global Food Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic hit the world at a time of… link to full story

05.14.20 - Maersk Expects Container Shipping Volumes to Fall Up to 25%

The boxship operator beat expectations and posted a… link to full story

05.13.20 - China trade expert says US farm deal hinges on tensions easing

China is still willing to meet its American farm purchase… link to full story

05.13.20 - Korean Air plans to raise over $800 million to stay afloat

Korean Air Lines Co. plans to sell new shares to raise… link to full story

05.13.20 - Warehouse capacity contracts as imports arrive amid low demand, closed storefronts

Dive Brief: The Logistics Managers' Index (LMI),… link to full story

05.13.20 - India Looks to Lure Factories Leaving China With Land Access

When factories leave China to avoid the kinds of supply… link to full story

05.12.20 - Latin American Makers Scramble to Stem Losses as Brands Scrap Orders

Latin America’s textile and apparel makers are struggling… link to full story

05.12.20 - YRC Seeks to Preserve Cash in Troubled Trucking Market

Trucker lays off, furloughs workers as coronavirus… link to full story

05.12.20 - Under Armour Says Revenue Could Fall 60% This Quarter

Sports-apparel maker is hit by store closures during… link to full story

05.12.20 - Coronavirus Lockdowns Trigger Big Drop in Consumer Prices

CPI down 0.8% as index for gasoline prices tumbles… link to full story

05.11.20 - Colombian airline Avianca files for bankruptcy in US court

Colombia's national airline, Avianca, has filed for… link to full story

05.11.20 - Korea Warns of Trade Pain That Will Shift Supply Chains

The coronavirus pandemic will hammer South Korea’s… link to full story

05.11.20 - India Reopens Economy But Millions of Workers Stay Home

When Bharat Gite reopened his two aluminum parts factories… link to full story

05.11.20 - Factories Close for Good as Coronavirus Cuts Demand

Some manufacturers that furloughed employees during… link to full story

05.11.20 - Bangladesh garment sector hit by 87% plunge in exports through Chittagong

Bangladesh’s import and export volumes in April nosedived… link to full story

05.08.20 - Thousands of Seafarers Stranded by Pandemic Plead for Relief

Industry groups call for urgent government actions… link to full story

05.08.20 - Tesla Idles China Plant, Suspending Vehicle Output Worldwide

 Company says it’s conducting normal maintenance work  Workers… link to full story

05.08.20 - China Counters Coronavirus Crunch With a Surprise Rise in Exports

Outbound shipments rise 3.5% in April compared with… link to full story

05.08.20 - Why Clorox Wipes Are Still So Hard to Find

Shortage isn’t improving; ‘within 30-45 minutes they’re… link to full story

05.07.20 - India Looks to Lure More Than 1,000 U.S. Companies Out of China

Medical equipment suppliers, auto parts to be given… link to full story

05.07.20 - U.S. Factories Face a Hitch in Reopening: Mexico’s Shutdown

U.S. manufacturers preparing to resume production after… link to full story

05.07.20 - Brazil soybean exports at record high

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — Brazil set a new soybean export… link to full story

05.06.20 - The 6 Supply Chain Trends the COVID-19 Crisis will Accelerate

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an eye opener in identifying… link to full story

05.06.20 - China Nose-Dived From Top-Supplier Status in March

As the American economy hit the skids in March, apparel… link to full story

05.06.20 - Quarterly inventories fall for first time since 2018

Dive Brief: Nonfarm inventories value fell nearly… link to full story

05.06.20 - USDA to purchase $470M in surplus meat, dairy and produce

Dive Brief: The Department of Agriculture announced… link to full story

05.05.20 - Some Shipping Lines May Not Survive Downturn, Hapag-Lloyd Chief Says

Chief of Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd expects an uncertain… link to full story

05.05.20 - How to restart operations after coronavirus shock: A logistics perspective

The COVID-19 crisis is a human tragedy with almost… link to full story

05.05.20 - As trucking demand craters in April, rates follow

Dive Brief: In April, demand for trucking cratered.… link to full story

05.05.20 - Trump Administration ‘Turbo-charging’ Efforts to Force Firms From China

As the Trump administration gears up for what promises… link to full story

05.04.20 - Cars Stuck at Sea Shows Weight of U.S. Auto Industry Glut

By Chester Dawson (Bloomberg) — The length of almost… link to full story

05.04.20 - Stocks Keep Rallying, Despite Lack of Visibility on Economy

Investors say they are ‘flying in the dark’ as the… link to full story

05.04.20 - Trump Threatens New China Tariffs as Punishment for Pandemic

President Trump may look to pay China back for its… link to full story

05.04.20 - Trade Groups Petition Congress for PPP Expansion, Tariff Relief

As the timeline for reopening the economy remains uncertain,… link to full story

05.01.20 - Trump Administration Remains Hopeful on China Trade Pact Despite Coronavirus

Senior U.S. trade official expressed confidence that… link to full story

05.01.20 - China’s Exporters Are Feeling Gloomy Even as Economy Restarts

Factories are resuming production, but pandemic-triggered… link to full story

05.01.20 - Australia subsidises forwarders to pool shipments to get cargo in the air

Australian freight forwarders need to work together… link to full story

05.01.20 - Coronavirus Slows But Won’t Halt Shipping’s Focus on Global Trade

Ocean carriers say big ships and globalization will… link to full story

April 2020 Industry News
04.30.20 - Covid-19 impact on airlines sees interest in freighter conversion take off

Freighter conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers… link to full story

04.30.20 - Tough going for carriers forced to keep trying to match supply with falling demand

Indications are that ocean carrier financials for the… link to full story

04.30.20 - Vietnam confident exports can recover, but needs a rebound in global demand

Vietnam could see a v-shape freight recovery if the… link to full story

04.30.20 - March a month of two halves for air freight, with carriers forced to adapt

The air freight results for March are out – and the… link to full story

04.29.20 - Global recession will weigh on air cargo recovery: IATA

Air cargo capacity is maxed out and can’t meet current… link to full story

04.29.20 - U.S. Economy Shrank at 4.8% Pace in First Quarter

Gross domestic product recorded steepest contraction… link to full story

04.29.20 - Coronavirus Upheaval Triggers Corporate Search for Supply-Chain Technology

From digital systems to robots, companies are stepping… link to full story

04.29.20 - Bangladesh Has Reopened Hundreds of Garment Factories on a ‘Limited’ Scale

Hundreds of garment factories in Bangladesh have reopened… link to full story

04.28.20 - Toll Group denies rumours parent Japan Post is looking for a buyer

Toll Group has denied it is to be sold by owner Japan… link to full story

04.28.20 - China crackdown on shoddy PPE exports pushing air cargo rates even higher

A Beijing crackdown on shoddy medical exports has led… link to full story

04.28.20 - Blank sailings have reached their scheduled peak

Dive Brief: The canceled sailings by ocean carriers… link to full story

04.28.20 - PwC: Supply chains unlikely to relocate post-coronavirus

Dive Brief: Supply chains will diversify in the… link to full story

04.27.20 - Tight Airfreight Capacity Will Hamper Post-Coronavirus Recovery, DHL Chief Says

Frank Appel says that despite the turmoil, business… link to full story

04.27.20 - Ship Orders Crash as Coronavirus Takes a Toll on Seaborne Trade

A new report says shipbuilding investment in the first… link to full story

04.27.20 - IBrands CEO Sees PPE Becoming a Wardrobe and Cultural Staple for Years to Come

In January, Remy Garson, CEO of IBrands Global, acted… link to full story

04.24.20 - As Coronavirus Weighs on Trade, South Korea Launches World’s Largest Container Ship

The rollout comes as Seoul is pumping $33 billion to… link to full story

04.24.20 - Railroads Prepare for Quick Turnaround

Idled by coronavirus, CSX and Union Pacific have kept… link to full story

04.24.20 - Korean Textile Group Cries Foul As Kohl’s Cancels $100M in Placed Apparel Orders

Big-box retailer Kohl’s has reportedly canceled apparel… link to full story

04.23.20 - Global Container Shipments Set to Fall 30% in Next Few Months

Warehouses are getting so full of goods like fridges… link to full story

04.23.20 - Globalized Commerce Might Prove Resilient to the Pandemic

Companies might reshore some production of medical… link to full story

04.23.20 - How COVID-19 makes the case for 'high-road' supply chains

The pandemic exposes threats to global supply chains… link to full story

04.23.20 - Tariff Deferral’s Impact on Apparel and Footwear: What You Need to Know

The 90-day duty deferral on certain imports for American… link to full story

04.22.20 - Trade Show Organizers Consider Plan B Options, Expect to Scale Back

Calendars that would ordinarily be filled with flight… link to full story

04.22.20 - E-Commerce Explosion in China Behind GLP’s New $2.1B Fund

Global logistics company GLP closed on its newest fund,… link to full story

04.22.20 - Box carriers 'turning a deaf ear' to calls to cancel BAFs as oil price slumps

With oil prices plunging to less than $20 per barrel,… link to full story

04.21.20 - Customs Officially Postpones Duty Payments for 90 Days

While news of a duty deferral for certain imports seemingly… link to full story

04.21.20 - Singapore non-oil exports defy coronavirus disruption to surge 17.6% in March

SINGAPORE - Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx)… link to full story

04.21.20 - PwC, AmCham China predict companies will pursue a 'China+1' strategy after COVID-19

Dive Brief: Despite the trade war and COVID-19 outbreak,… link to full story

04.21.20 - 35% of ports say demand for food, medical supplies storage increased

Dive Brief: At 35% of ports, the coronavirus outbreak… link to full story

04.20.20 - U.S. Delays Some Tariff Payments, Leaves China Levies in Place

The U.S. will allow companies to defer paying tariffs… link to full story

04.20.20 - Virginia Closes Port Terminal as Volumes Dive From Coronavirus Impact

America’s sixth-biggest container port shuts one of… link to full story

04.20.20 - Vietnam garment makers hung out to dry as global orders vanish

Industry leader Vinatex weighs furloughs for 50,000… link to full story

04.17.20 - China's Economy Retreats, With Pandemic Causing Biggest GDP Drop In Decades

China's economy contracted by 6.8% in the first three… link to full story

04.17.20 - U.S. Joining Global Push Allowing Cargo Shipments in Passenger Jet Cabins

Regulators seek to smooth the flow of critical medical… link to full story

04.17.20 - Divided Supply Chains Are Challenging Producers, Retailers

Coronavirus-driven market upheaval has companies struggling… link to full story

04.17.20 - Megaships Proving a Drag on Ocean Carriers in Trade Downturn

Collapsing demand from coronavirus pandemic restrictions… link to full story

04.16.20 - Coronavirus in the Caribbean: Container volumes plunge

In the first article of a two-part series, FreightWaves… link to full story

04.16.20 - ‘Unprecedented disruption’ to supply chain slams US port volumes

Ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Los Angeles, Long Beach,… link to full story

04.16.20 - JB Hunt says shippers' ability to pay is big risk in Q2

Dive Brief: J.B. Hunt's top concern, aside from… link to full story

04.15.20 - Fall off in freight and rates prompts layoffs as trucks sit idle

More than 70% of the 270 fleets surveyed last week… link to full story

04.15.20 - China’s Jeans Shipments to US Fell 63% in First Two Months of Year Amid COVID-19 Closures

U.S. denim imports were down significantly in the first… link to full story

04.15.20 - Coronavirus Hit on China Trade Eases, but Export Outlook Is Bleak

Chinese businesses are bouncing back, but the pandemic… link to full story

04.15.20 - Here’s How Apparel and Textile Factories Are Adapting to a Virus-Riddled World

On the ground at factories from the U.S. to China,… link to full story

04.14.20 - The Coronavirus Economic Reopening Will Be Fragile, Partial and Slow

From airlines to car makers, companies are planning… link to full story

04.14.20 - Bangladesh Factories to Close Through End of April as Coronavirus Cases Accelerate

With both orders and workforce numbers shrinking and… link to full story

04.14.20 - MSC battles to keep freight moving as network outage stretches into fourth day

As Monday’s Daily Splash newsletter readied to publish… link to full story

04.14.20 - March container volume down 11% at Port Houston

Container activity at Port Houston began slowing in… link to full story

04.13.20 - MSC sites down; carrier not ruling out cyberattack

In a world where almost everyone works from home and… link to full story

04.13.20 - Now, a Different Kind of Epidemic: Force Majeure Claims

The coronavirus pandemic has brought chaos to supplier-buyer… link to full story

04.13.20 - Will business, investing ever return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic changed everything?

Pandemic likely to cause ‘radical shifts’ in how businesses… link to full story

04.13.20 - Global footwear group's Vietnam operations suspended for two days

HANOI (Reuters) - Pou Chen Corp (9904.TW), the world’s… link to full story

04.10.20 - India’s Food Supply Chain Frays as People Stay Home

Country’s reliance on people power to harvest, distribute… link to full story

04.10.20 - WTO Sees Trade Decline Possibly on Par With Great Depression

Global trade flows could fall by almost a third this… link to full story

04.10.20 - March Cargo Imports Hit Five-Year Low

Cargo imports at U.S. retail container ports plunged… link to full story

04.10.20 - Here’s Why Suppliers Will Face Their Biggest Headwinds in the Second Half of 2020

If the first half of 2020 dropped some big surprises… link to full story

04.09.20 - FourKites’ research takes long look at COVID-19-related delays and dwell times

Data recently issued by Chicago-based FourKites, a… link to full story

04.09.20 - Ocean Carriers Idle Container Ships in Droves on Falling Trade Demand

More than 10% of the global boxship fleet are anchored… link to full story

04.09.20 - Container Shipping Lines Cancel Sailings to Weather Coronavirus Storm

The ‘blanked’ services extend into the early part of… link to full story

04.08.20 - March US imports slammed by effects of COVID-19

US imports from Asia in March fell to the lowest level… link to full story

04.08.20 - Japanese mega boxship slams into cranes at Busan New Port

Yet another gantry crane has been pulverised by a poorly… link to full story

04.08.20 - Truckers Cut Spending as Factory Slowdown Weighs on Operators

Hit by the coronavirus-driven slowdown, several carriers… link to full story

04.08.20 - Shipping Executive Expects Month of May to Be Difficult

Rodolphe Saadé, chief executive of France’s CMA CGM,… link to full story

04.07.20 - Norden CEO does not expect improved bulk market until 2021

2020 has been written off for the dry bulk market,… link to full story

04.07.20 - UPS Flight Forward and Wingcopter To Develop Versatile Drone Fleet

UPS drone delivery subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF)… link to full story

04.07.20 - China Factory Orders, Exports Plummet as New Virus Cases Pick Up

China has been touted as the positive amid all of the… link to full story

04.07.20 - Gap Inc. Halts Summer and Fall Orders as COVID-19 Threatens Business

Gap Inc. has put a pause on much of the product that… link to full story

04.06.20 - With Coronavirus Shutdowns, Airlines Learn to Manage Without Flying Many Planes

Executives instead navigate bailouts, renegotiate contracts,… link to full story

04.06.20 - As Countries Bar Medical Exports, Some Suggest Bans May Backfire

Restricting key supplies may prolong the coronavirus’s… link to full story

04.06.20 - Container lines could lose upwards of USD 23 billion in the corona crisis

Container shipping companies face massive billion dollar… link to full story

04.06.20 - Canned food sprees won’t save aluminum

(Bloomberg Opinion)—Aluminum isn’t the worst-performing… link to full story

04.03.20 - China’s New Coronavirus Policies Disrupt U.S. Air Cargo Operations

FedEx, UPS made appeals to top Trump administration… link to full story

04.03.20 - Savannah extends truck closures to all Saturdays in April

The Port of Savannah will close to drivers on all Saturdays… link to full story

04.03.20 - Industrial Suppliers Under Pressure As Coronavirus-Driven Demand Surges

Inventories at industrial wholesalers and suppliers… link to full story

04.03.20 - Auto-Parts Suppliers Teeter as Car Production Halts

Shutdowns ripple through supply chain, prompting some… link to full story

04.02.20 - Ocean shipping services continue to deteriorate

It’s getting even uglier out there in the ocean trades. Not… link to full story

04.02.20 - Shippers worry about container lines' financials and fear another Hanjin

Several shippers have begun fearing for the financial… link to full story

04.02.20 - CMA CGM close to downgrade by Moody's

The coronavirus' impact on the global container market… link to full story

04.02.20 - 2M voids one in five voyages in second quarter

Sliding demand forces container alliance 2M, which… link to full story

04.01.20 - Factory activity plunges as coronavirus shock deepens

  LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Factories fell quiet across… link to full story

04.01.20 - Ross Stores Cancels All Merchandise Orders for the Next Three Months

Ross Stores is cancelling all orders for merchandise… link to full story

04.01.20 - Ceva Logistics declares force majeure, citing possible rate changes and surcharges

Dive Brief: Ceva Logistics declared force majeure… link to full story

04.01.20 - Maersk crew hospitalized in China with suspected coronavirus

If confirmed, these would be the first reported cases… link to full story

March 2020 Industry News
03.31.20 - Coronavirus could hold up annual ocean shipping contracts

The degree of uncertainty within the U.S. container… link to full story

03.31.20 - Ocean container volumes are about to fall off a cliff

The new market outlook of U.K.-based consultancy Maritime… link to full story

03.31.20 - India to Miss Sugar Export Target as Lockdown Roils Ports

Sugar mills in India, the world’s third-biggest shipper,… link to full story

03.31.20 - Volume decline spurs Baltimore terminal to close for two days

Maryland port’s Seagirt Marine Terminal will not move… link to full story

03.31.20 - Shippers shocked by scale and speed of blanked sailing announcements

Carriers are rushing through blanked sailing announcements… link to full story

03.30.20 - Coronavirus: Why did Xi Jinping choose this port city for his economy fact-finding trip?

Chinese president makes his first visit outside Beijing… link to full story

03.30.20 - U.S. Plans to Stop Collecting Import Tariffs for Three Months, Officials Say

Move aimed at helping U.S. businesses WASHINGTON—The… link to full story

03.30.20 - Change of dynamic: air freight demand now 'the reverse of three weeks ago'

Air freight demand is expected to plummet as consumers… link to full story

03.27.20 - The Second Virus Shockwave Is Hitting China’s Factories Already

   European, U.S. firms canceling orders and delaying… link to full story

03.27.20 - Containers pile up at Indian docks amid COVID-19 lockdown

With Indian ports facing serious inland service shortages… link to full story

03.27.20 - CBP’s Duty Relief Short-Lived as Importers Warned to Pay Up

The duty relief offered by the federal government on imports last… link to full story

03.27.20 - Coronavirus Rattles Shipping Industry as Supply Shock Moves to Demand Decline

Japanese carrier Ocean Network Express is bracing for… link to full story

03.27.20 - Critical medical supplies are stuck in China with no planes to ship them

Michael Einhorn’s Chinese suppliers of masks and surgical… link to full story

03.27.20 - Port of LA’s Seroka outlines efforts to protect workers and keep port operational

In a press conference, today, Port of Los Angeles Executive… link to full story

03.26.20 - Coronavirus Upends Trucking Networks, With Heavy One-Way Flows

Drivers worry about lack of hand sanitizer while some… link to full story

03.26.20 - China Is Open for Business, but the Postcoronavirus Reboot Looks Slow and Rocky

Factories are back, stores are opening, but demand… link to full story

03.26.20 - Passenger Airlines Start Shifting Idled Planes Into Freight Business

With travel demand plummeting, the jets can relieve… link to full story

03.26.20 - U.S. Will Approve Some Delays in Tariff Payments Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Steel producers criticize efforts to delay or roll… link to full story

03.25.20 - White House not considering three-month tariff deferral: Navarro

(Reuters) - The White House’s top trade advisor denied… link to full story

03.25.20 - India’s Leader Declares Nationwide Lockdown

‘I appeal with folded hands, don’t come out of your… link to full story

03.25.20 - PIL forced to defend its late payments again

Pacific International Lines (PIL) has been forced once… link to full story

03.25.20 - West Coast ports adjust night shift hours for COVID-19 sanitizing

Terminal operators in the ports of Los Angeles, Long… link to full story

03.25.20 - All iPhone production in India suspended as country goes on 21-day lockdown

All iPhone production in India has been suspended as… link to full story

03.24.20 - Trump Hopes to Have U.S. Reopened by Easter, Despite Health Experts’ Warnings

President says Americans could continue social distancing… link to full story

03.24.20 - BREAKING: India Shuts Factories, Locks Down Country for 21 Days to Contain Coronavirus Crisis

Starting Wednesday, India will be under complete lockdown… link to full story

03.24.20 - US truckers enjoy demand surge but ‘scary’ shakeout looms

U.S. trucking companies are riding a surge in cargo… link to full story

03.24.20 - Fashion Retailers Cancel Nearly $1.5 Billion in Orders from Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector is teetering… link to full story

03.23.20 - India locks down over 100 million people amid coronavirus fears

The capital New Delhi and over 80 cities and districts… link to full story

03.23.20 - DHL Global Forwarding declares force majeure, reserving the right to modify services

Dive Brief: DHL Global Forwarding has invoked force… link to full story

03.23.20 - Despite global crisis, Trump resists calls for tariff relief

Hardly a day goes by right now without business groups… link to full story

03.20.20 - Why And How Coronavirus Will Sharply Change The Supply Chain

Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2 which causes COVID-19) is causing… link to full story

03.20.20 - Gov. Newsom expands Bay Area shelter-in-place to all of California

It comes three days after the Bay Area instituted its… link to full story

03.19.20 - U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass 10,000

China reports no new domestic virus infections for… link to full story

03.19.20 - China Shipping Exports Rebound, Just as Western Ports Cope With Coronavirus Downturn

Chinese gateways are again moving cargo after a two-month… link to full story

03.19.20 - As Coronavirus Spreads, U.S. Looks to New Tools to Fight Fallout

Trump invokes Defense Production Act, Senate passes… link to full story

03.19.20 - Truckers Facing Coronavirus Hurdles in Keeping Supply Chains Moving

Potential travel restrictions, controls at loading… link to full story

03.18.20 - Worldwide Seafood Traceability Standards Launch

The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST),… link to full story

03.18.20 - Container lines cancel China ports reefer surcharges

Container lines are cancelling surcharges for reefer… link to full story

03.18.20 - Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong Face Second Wave of Coronavirus Cases

Returning travelers are bringing back new risks of… link to full story

03.18.20 - Coronavirus Pushes Factories to Stagger Shifts, Separate Workers

Manufacturers in the U.S. keep producing for now; ‘We… link to full story

03.18.20 - California ports try to balance flow, COVID-19 safety

Volumes in the eastbound trans-Pacific are down noticeably… link to full story

03.17.20 - Coronavirus Watch: Oakland Port, Airport to Remain Open

Oakland Port, Airport to Remain Open (March 16, 8:00… link to full story

03.17.20 - Spot rates soar as shipping resumes, but don't take advantage, carriers warned

The newest member of the Federal Maritime Commission… link to full story

03.17.20 - Canadian Parliament rushes through ratification of USMCA trade pact

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian Parliament rushed through… link to full story

03.16.20 - Coronavirus Deaths Outside China Exceed Those Inside

Center of pandemic shifts to Europe and U.S., where… link to full story

03.16.20 - China’s Business Activity Turns Broadly Negative for First Time

Business activity, for the first time on record, turned… link to full story

03.16.20 - U.S. Suspends Truck-Driving Limits to Speed Coronavirus Shipments

The move comes as hospitals report shortages and retailers… link to full story

03.16.20 - U.S. Grants Tariff Exemptions for More Medical Goods From China

Reversal on tariffs comes amid worsening coronavirus… link to full story

03.12.20 - Coronavirus latest: mandated lockdowns in Italy are impacting automotive output

The sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases… link to full story

03.12.20 - Morgan Stanley: Freight transport feeling impact of COVID-19

The impact of the novel coronavirus on the freight… link to full story

03.12.20 - Coronavirus-Closed Factories in China Face Delays in Restarting as Authorities Flip-Flop

Authorities push back the restart date for most plants… link to full story

03.12.20 - Coronavirus Declared Pandemic by World Health Organization

U.S. cases top 1,100; Germany’s Merkel warns of broader… link to full story

03.11.20 - Busiest U.S. port for China trade says coronavirus hits volume

(Reuters) - Cargo volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles… link to full story

03.11.20 - Business travel sector to lose $820 billion in revenue on coronavirus hit: industry group

(Reuters) - The global business travel sector is expected… link to full story

03.11.20 - Blanking figures show impact of coronavirus beginning to ease

As Chinese manufacturing shows signs of returning to… link to full story

03.11.20 - Coronavirus Confronts Global Economy With Tough Recovery

Companies are dealing with both a shock to their supply… link to full story

03.10.20 - Coronavirus is decimating IMO 2020 ship-scrubber savings

Marine-fuel pricing has actually fallen year-on-year… link to full story

03.10.20 - Trump to Propose Steps to Ease Economic Fallout From Coronavirus

Measures may include payroll-tax cut, relief for hourly… link to full story

03.10.20 - 'Coronavirus impact subsiding rapidly' as China shipping revives

While Europe and North America begin to grapple with… link to full story

03.10.20 - Coronavirus: uncertain outlook for US box imports

National Retail Federation survey finds that 40% of… link to full story

03.09.20 - Companies That Got Out of China Before Coronavirus Are Still Tangled in Its Supply Chains

The epidemic has laid bare a central problem for manufacturers:… link to full story

03.09.20 - Italy Locks Down the Country’s North to Fight Coronavirus

Quarantine bans movement into and out of northern provinces,… link to full story

03.09.20 - China’s Exports Plunge Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

Country’s exports drop 17.2%, marking the sharpest… link to full story

03.09.20 - U.S. Trade Officials Grant Tariff Relief for Face Masks, Medical Equipment

Exclusions are approved for 27 companies in light of… link to full story

03.06.20 - Coronavirus Fallout Poses Challenges for Most Vulnerable U.S. Retailers

Neiman Marcus, Jo-Ann Stores and other retailers depend… link to full story

03.06.20 - Carriers set to cut Asia-USWC capacity in response to weakening outlook

Capacity on the transpacific Asia-US west coast tradelane… link to full story

03.06.20 - Amazon Dogged by Price Gouging as Coronavirus Fears Grow

Third-party sellers on the website charging as much… link to full story

03.06.20 - Coronavirus Test Kits Aren’t Keeping Up With Surging U.S. Demand

Some of the hardest-hit places in the country say they… link to full story

03.05.20 - President Trump signs bill to add CBP ag specialists to ports

The 2019 Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture… link to full story

03.05.20 - US, Europe backhaul box rates rise on coronavirus

As predicted, the coronavirus-induced cancellations… link to full story

03.05.20 - How coronavirus chaos is affecting payroll in China

Business consultant Gary Dvorchak has lived in Beijing… link to full story

03.05.20 - Curbed by Coronavirus, China’s Truckers Can’t Wait to Get on the Road Again

Millions of truck drivers are being kept off the road,… link to full story

03.05.20 - Record stashes of steel fill China's mills as factories stall

Industry fears another export wave that floods global… link to full story

03.05.20 - Coronavirus Snarls Trans-Pacific Shipping and Ripples Through U.S. Business

There are few China-bound vessels and an imbalance… link to full story

03.04.20 - CargoMetrics data reveals depth of China cargo collapse

Just how severely has the coronavirus curtailed cargo… link to full story

03.04.20 - Port of LA taking ‘substantial’ hit from coronavirus

Baltimore terminal reduces working hours; Georgia ports… link to full story

03.04.20 - China’s Biggest Shipyard Raises $718 Million to Ease Coronavirus Impact

State-owned companies are accessing “coronavirus bonds”… link to full story

03.04.20 - U.S. Service Industries Feel Weight of Coronoavirus Uncertainty

Surveys show disruptions in sourcing materials and… link to full story

03.04.20 - Coronavirus panic: Why are people stockpiling toilet paper?

Perhaps the worst doomsday scenario is this: being… link to full story

03.04.20 - Air cargo data shows weak start to 2020: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA)… link to full story

03.03.20 - Troubled PIL sells containerships to Seaspan and Wan Hai to raise cash

After its shock withdrawal from the transpacific this… link to full story

03.03.20 - Coronavirus: China plastic factory shut down after asymptomatic worker tested positive

Guofeng Plastic in Hefei in Anhui province was forced… link to full story

03.02.20 - Coronavirus 'biggest threat to global economy since financial crisis'

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development… link to full story

03.02.20 - United Airlines slashes Asia flights as coronavirus spreads

Airfreight capacity tightens in Korea In a further… link to full story

February 2020 Industry News
02.28.20 - Shipping Giant CMA CGM’s Debt Plan Seen at Risk Amid Virus Fears

The coronavirus outbreak is threatening to scupper… link to full story

02.28.20 - Coronavirus forces Lufthansa to take down more flights

Airlines are cutting capacity now beyond China Deutsche… link to full story

02.27.20 - LA-LB ports warn Asia volume plunge could deepen

Port and terminal interests in Los Angeles and Long… link to full story

02.27.20 - U.S. Companies in China Warn 2020 Revenue Could Halve If Coronavirus Persists

Businesses struggle as travel restrictions, protective… link to full story

02.27.20 - Global Airlines Brace for Coronavirus Impact

Epidemic might cost sector as much as $100 billion,… link to full story

02.26.20 - Risks to US Supply Chains Heighten as Coronavirus Hits Japan, South Korea

The coronavirus outbreak presents a growing risk to… link to full story

02.26.20 - Port of Los Angeles Sees Coronavirus Impact Sharply Reducing Imports

Shipping companies have canceled a quarter of sailings… link to full story

02.26.20 - China Lifts Import Restrictions on U.S. Farm Goods

Chinese leaders have removed barriers on U.S. poultry,… link to full story

02.25.20 - ‘The worst I’ve ever seen’: Coronavirus is obliterating the tech supply chain

The disease Covid-19, commonly called the coronavirus,… link to full story

02.24.20 - Exclusive: U.S. sees no material impact from virus on U.S.-China trade deal - for now

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin… link to full story

02.24.20 - Battle against coronavirus turns to Italy; Wall Street falls on pandemic fears

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The coronavirus death toll… link to full story

02.21.20 - Carriers have pulled 1.67m teu of capacity out of China, costing $1.5bn

Ocean carriers have withdrawn more than 1.67m teu of… link to full story

02.20.20 - Maersk holds out hope for V-shaped coronavirus recovery

AP Moller Maersk (Copenhagen: MAERSK-B), the largest… link to full story

02.20.20 - Coronavirus Concerns Have Amazon Stockpiling China-Made Goods

Amazon is projecting an air of unflappability amid coronavirus concerns,… link to full story

02.20.20 - Chinese Giant Alibaba Braces for Coronavirus’ Supply Chain Impact

The China-born virus that has crippled supply chains… link to full story

02.20.20 - Chinese Economy Could See ‘Intense’ But ‘Short-Lived’ Coronavirus Damage: IHS

The coronavirus epidemic could be more damaging to… link to full story

02.19.20 - As Retail Sales Improved, Inventories Rose Less in February Than Expected

Inventories at U.S. companies rose less than forecast… link to full story

02.19.20 - Commentary: Supply-Chain Risks From the Coronavirus Demand Immediate Action

MIT’s Yossi Sheffi writes that the unknown potential… link to full story

02.19.20 - China Releases List of U.S. Goods That Could Be Exempted From Higher Tariffs

The move comes after Beijing halved tariffs earlier… link to full story

02.19.20 - WTO gives somber goods trade outlook, sees virus threat

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Growth of global trade in goods… link to full story

02.19.20 - Air freight charter rates soaring on coronavirus aid demand

Air freight charter rates are rising sharply on the… link to full story

02.18.20 - From toys to Teslas, China’s coronavirus disrupts flow of global business

Like many other American staples and luxuries, L.O.L.… link to full story

02.18.20 - Dramatic Coronavirus Timelapse Reveals an Economical Wrecking Ball

A widely-shared timelapse video shows there are substantially… link to full story

02.18.20 - Coronavirus: more than two thirds of China’s migrant labourers not yet back at work

Less than one third of China’s 291 million migrant… link to full story

02.18.20 - Coronavirus recovery: Why it’s so hard for China’s factories to get back to work

China's industrial complex is cautiously returning… link to full story

02.14.20 - Some shipping execs fear markets underestimate virus

Ocean shipping is the “canary in the coal mine” for… link to full story

02.14.20 - Chinese economy clobbered by coronavirus but set to recover soon: Reuters poll

(Reuters) - The coronavirus-hit Chinese economy will… link to full story

02.13.20 - Newly Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in China’s Hubei Province Rise Sharply

Beijing leaders offer tax relief and other measures… link to full story

02.13.20 - Coronavirus Spurs Demand for Niche Raw Materials

Drop-off in Chinese production boosts prices for thermal… link to full story

02.13.20 - Coronavirus Forces Gucci to Shift Gears in China

Kering is the latest industry player to feel the impact… link to full story

02.13.20 - Vietnam Customs Exports Plunge 17.4% as Coronavirus Spreads

Imports fall 13.7% from year ago, down 16.6% from last… link to full story

02.13.20 - Coronavirus Outbreak Sparks ‘More Inquiries’ for China’s Sourcing Rivals

Anxieties over the bitter trade dispute between the… link to full story

02.13.20 - Cambodia Stripped of Some EU Trade Preferences, Tariffs Rise to 12%

The European Union has just revoked some of Cambodia’s… link to full story

02.12.20 - Coronavirus in China may be over by April, says expert

The World Health Organization said 1,017 people had… link to full story

02.12.20 - Coronavirus Outbreak Sends February Cargo Import Forecast Down

Cargo imports at U.S. container ports most commonly… link to full story

02.12.20 - Coronavirus Threatens to Ground Air Cargo Growth After Worst Year in Decade

In the draft of worldwide air freight‘s worst year… link to full story

02.11.20 - Global Commodity Markets are Underestimating Impact of Coronavirus, Warns Citi

Global commodity markets are underestimating the coronavirus. That’s… link to full story

02.11.20 - Coronavirus Toll on Shipping Reaches $350 Million a Week

Falling volumes and canceled sailings hit container… link to full story

02.11.20 - Airlines’ China Cutbacks Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Squeeze Freight Capacity

Cargo companies fear bottlenecks for expedited shipments… link to full story

02.10.20 - Coronavirus: iPhone maker Foxconn warns staff to keep away from Shenzhen production base

Foxconn, China’s largest private employer, recently… link to full story

02.10.20 - Renault to halt output at South Korean unit due to China supply disruptions

PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA)… link to full story

02.10.20 - China’s Factories Struggle to Resume Operations After Virus Shutdown

Smaller companies are particularly vulnerable after… link to full story

02.10.20 - Need for Face Masks in China Pushes Auto, Energy Companies to Make Them

GM venture, Foxconn, Sinopec use assembly lines to… link to full story

02.07.20 - Exporters hit by China’s virus shutdown race to shore up supplies

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The extended shutdown of… link to full story

02.07.20 - South Korea asks China for help in resuming production at auto parts plants

SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean government said… link to full story

02.06.20 - China to Cut Tariffs on $75 Billion of U.S. Goods

Levies on some American products to fall to 5% from… link to full story

02.06.20 - Coronavirus Hits Shipping as China Port Traffic Slides

Maritime data provider Alphaliner projects falling… link to full story

02.06.20 - Coronavirus Ripple Effects Hit Production at Airbus, Hyundai

Ericsson, Siemens are among other global giants taking… link to full story

02.06.20 - Trump Sights In WTO Procurement Pact for Leverage on U.K., EU

The world is starting to see what President Donald… link to full story

02.05.20 - The U.S.-China Trade War Has Vietnam in the Crosshairs

Quach Ngoc Thien should be basking in good times. His… link to full story

02.05.20 - China's airlines told not to axe global flights as thousands cut

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s civil aviation authority… link to full story

02.04.20 - Virgin joins Air France-KLM-Delta transatlantic cargo JV

Expanded partnership represents 23% of total transatlantic… link to full story

02.04.20 - Trump Administration Denying More Tariff-Exemption Requests

Officials say the levies encourage U.S. companies to… link to full story

02.04.20 - Hyundai Motor to Suspend Production at All of Its Plants in Korea

Hyundai Motor Co. (005380.SE) has decided to suspend… link to full story

02.03.20 - Coronavirus to hit world trade

Attempts to contain the coronavirus are about to hit… link to full story

02.03.20 - Tech Sector Fears Supply Delays as Effects of Virus Ripple Through China

  Impact beyond Wuhan, a transportation hub and center… link to full story

02.03.20 - Coronavirus Kills Its First Victim Outside China as Toll Grows

The Pentagon sets up quarantine centers as the U.S.… link to full story

January 2020 Industry News
01.31.20 - Nippon Cargo Airlines' third-quarter loss 'extraordinary', says parent NYK

Nippon Cargo Airlines, owned by Japanese shipping line… link to full story

01.31.20 - Baltic Capesize Index hits record low, closing on just one point

The Baltic Capesize Index hit a record low yesterday,… link to full story

01.30.20 - Container lines face intensifying cost squeeze

If you want to make money in container shipping, better… link to full story

01.30.20 - Trump signs USMCA, ‘ending the NAFTA nightmare’

President says under the previous trade deal with Canada… link to full story

01.30.20 - Carriers begin suspending service to China as coronavirus outbreak worsens

On the eve of an emergency meeting during which the… link to full story

01.29.20 - Coronavirus Begins To Sicken Air Cargo Sector, Experts Say

The deadly coronavirus that has shuttered several Chinese… link to full story

01.29.20 - Coronavirus set to impact air cargo

The air cargo industry is bracing itself for the impact… link to full story

01.29.20 - Coronavirus: European Union staff told to delay travel to China

European Commission issues travel advisory to employees… link to full story

01.29.20 - Americans evacuated from virus-hit China set to land home as death toll soars to 132

The plane landed in Alaska from Wuhan, China, the center… link to full story

01.29.20 - Japan, U.S. pull nationals from China as virus toll jumps

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The United States… link to full story

01.27.20 - We asked 6 experts to parse the China trade agreement. Here’s what the U.S. won (and lost)

Markets finally got this week the signed phase 1 U.S.-China… link to full story

01.27.20 - FAA proposes $120,000 penalty for UPS dangerous goods violation

UPS says it acted properly The U.S. Federal Aviation… link to full story

01.27.20 - Trump slaps new tariffs on foreign products made with steel, aluminum

President Trump cited national security concerns as… link to full story

01.27.20 - Will phase one deal de-escalate the US-China trade war?

After nearly three years of discordant trade talks… link to full story

01.27.20 - Ocean shipping in coronavirus crosshairs

The only risk to improved tanker fleet utilization… link to full story

01.27.20 - China extends Lunar New Year holiday in bid to fight coronavirus

Chinese officials on Monday announced they would extend… link to full story

01.24.20 - China Holds Back Some Ships from Calling at Wuhan

        The virus-stricken city on the Yangtze… link to full story

01.24.20 - Recession in 2020? Manufacturers Seem to Think So, Data Shows

If you ask manufacturers, 2020 will bring about the recession economists… link to full story

01.23.20 - Trade Tensions With Europe Flare as Trump Flexes Economic Muscle

President says he will impose new tariffs on European… link to full story

01.22.20 - ONE preparing an expansion of its fleet of mega-ships

Japanese container carrier ONE will soon launch its… link to full story

01.22.20 - U.S., India Draft Trade Pact for Unveiling in Possible Trump Visit

‘Mini-deal’ could ease U.S. concerns over India trade… link to full story

01.21.20 - What happens after China renames NF scrap?

        Starting in July this year, and for the… link to full story

01.21.20 - THE Alliance Unveils Expanded Service Network for 2020

Hyundai Merchant Marine has become a full member of… link to full story

01.20.20 - US updates IMO 2020 enforcement policy

The United States is sharpening its focus on enforcement… link to full story

01.20.20 - How Thai Union rapidly pivoted to a greener business strategy

Back in 2015, Thai Union had run into choppy waters.… link to full story

01.20.20 - Trade war drives first year-on-year drop in US imports from Asia in 10 years

US imports from Asia saw a year-over-year decline in… link to full story

01.20.20 - Trump hails ‘Paydirt’ for farmers from his China, USMCA deals

President Donald Trump championed a pair of trade victories… link to full story

01.17.20 - California Trucking Association wins injunction, trucking remains exempt from AB5

Dive Brief: U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez granted… link to full story

01.16.20 - China says trade deal good for all, media discourages 'nitpicking'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Thursday… link to full story

01.16.20 - U.S.-China trade deal could be good for Big Pharma

President Trump's new trade agreement with China includes… link to full story

01.16.20 - $1.14bn of venture funding invested in maritime last year

Over $1bn was invested in technology companies working… link to full story

01.15.20 - Judge Extends Restraining Order Keeping California from Enforcing AB5 in Trucking

Trucking companies using owner-operators in California… link to full story

01.15.20 - Prince Rupert container growth highest on West Coast

Cargo handled via Canada's West Coast ports grew faster… link to full story

01.15.20 - UK ports expect smooth Brexit, as volumes decline after stockpiling spike

No major headaches are expected at British ports when… link to full story

01.15.20 - Panama Canal reduces slots for ships due to droughts

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The Panama Canal said on Monday… link to full story

01.15.20 - In a Year of Trade War, U.S. Deficit With China Shrank

But China still exports more to the U.S. than the other… link to full story

01.14.20 - Coastal shipping along India’s east coast grinding to a halt on lack of VLSFO

The IMO 2020 regulation has its first global trade… link to full story

01.14.20 - Trade War Update: U.S. Companies Not Coming Home, But Many Are Leaving China

So, ex-president Barack Obama was right after all.… link to full story

01.14.20 - China Used the Rest of the World to Cushion Itself From Trump’s Tariff Barrage

December exports and imports exceeded economist expectations  China… link to full story

01.13.20 - Letter to the Editor: PIL responds to arrest claims

Chairman says no legal demands have been made from… link to full story

01.13.20 - Manila Airport suspends flights after volcano erupts in the Philippines

The eruption of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines… link to full story

01.13.20 - Tests Raise Alarms Over Fuel Blends Coming for Ocean-Going Vessels

HOUSTON (Reuters) – As a global clean-fuel mandate… link to full story

01.13.20 - India facing strong headwinds as it eyes a happier new year for trade

India suffered a “broad-based” slowdown in import-export… link to full story

01.10.20 - New Court Ruling Targets California’s ‘Gig Economy’ Trucking Regulation

State judge says federal law pre-empts California rule… link to full story

01.10.20 - Made in China Jeans Becoming More Scarce as Sourcing Slips

China’s decline as a source of denim apparel manufacturing expanded… link to full story

01.10.20 - CBP taps nine firms for e-commerce data pilot

Companies from Amazon to Zulily agree to help Customs… link to full story

01.09.20 - CMA CGM unveils its new unmatched service offer, Ocean Alliance Day 4 product

The CMA CGM Group has announced that Rodolphe Saadé,… link to full story

01.09.20 - Container lines boost blank voyages as Q1 downturn looms

The downturn in U.S.-China trade is forcing ocean carriers… link to full story

01.09.20 - US will enforce IMO 2020 despite some doubts: commodity attorney

Models for how the fuels sector will comply with the… link to full story

01.09.20 - Trade war helps keep Mexico as top US trading partner

It marks the 11th straight month Mexico has been in… link to full story

01.09.20 - US rail traffic starts off new year in a slump

U.S. rail volumes kicked off the new year by continuing… link to full story

01.08.20 - China’s manufacturing exodus set to continue in 2020, despite prospect of trade war deal

China’s rising costs, tricky regulations and increasingly… link to full story

01.08.20 - Rising low-sulphur fuel costs begin to bite shipping lines in Asia

Although the 1 January switch to maximum 0.5% low-sulphur… link to full story

01.08.20 - Nine ‘Marine Highway’ projects win federal grants

U.S. Maritime Administration to provide $7.5 million… link to full story

01.07.20 - IMO 2020 fallout, demand slump batter dry bulk

Good news if you’re a shipper of coal, grain and iron… link to full story

01.07.20 - Mideast Tensions Threaten Strained U.S. Wheat Exports

Farmers are already struggling following trade war… link to full story

01.07.20 - Another Bad Month for Chinese Apparel Imports in November, as Erosion Continued

The diversification of apparel sourcing away from China… link to full story

01.07.20 - Here are All the Free Trade Agreements the United States Has

Now that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has… link to full story

01.06.20 - Common reasons overseas shipping gets held up around the holidays

It’s all about convenience, and shipping companies… link to full story

01.03.20 - Mattel Puts a Lid on Excess Colors

Maker of Barbie, Hot Wheels works to simplify operations;… link to full story

01.03.20 - Traffic Jam on the Illinois Waterway: Tugboats Are Busy Through the Holidays

‘An epic year’ of floods and trade wars forces barge… link to full story

01.03.20 - China export outlook steadies

The world’s second largest economy is seeing an improving… link to full story

01.03.20 - Hong Kong tourism decline impacts air cargo capacity

Nearby airports could gain freighter business if protests… link to full story

01.03.20 - Cost of noncompliance with US trade regulations rises

The Commerce Department increases maximum penalty amounts… link to full story

01.02.20 - Temperature incursions into cold storage containers cause massive food waste

Over the last two decades, supply chains have witnessed… link to full story

01.02.20 - Snow, rain, wind to slam Pacific Northwest for several days

Capacity tightening in the region as freight volumes… link to full story

01.02.20 - US-Japan trade deal takes effect with second round in doubt

A trade deal between the U.S. and Japan that cuts tariffs… link to full story

01.02.20 - US and China to sign phase one trade deal Jan. 15

President Trump said he plans to travel to Beijing… link to full story

01.01.20 - What is rail intermodal?

Intermodal is often a less expensive alternative to… link to full story

01.01.20 - Reduced Trade Tensions Lift China’s Factory Production

Demand for Chinese goods is up after Washington and… link to full story

01.01.20 - 2019 Recap: A tale of two container-shipping trades

The split between the world’s two largest container-shipping… link to full story

01.01.20 - Controversial San Bernardino airport cargo expansion approved

As many as 26 new cargo flights per day could come… link to full story

December 2019 Industry News
12.31.19 - Logistics Report: The Top Logistics and Supply Chain Stories of 2019

A tumultuous year in shipping, logistics and transportation… link to full story

12.31.19 - Here’s How Tariffs Impacted Manufacturing in 2019

Though President Trump has maintained his tariffs are… link to full story

12.31.19 - What is IMO2020 and how does it impact trucking and shipping?

The rule will be one of the most aggressive global… link to full story

12.31.19 - Q&A: China’s 21st century approach to trade and customs modernization

International trade and customs attorney Zhaokang Jiang… link to full story

12.30.19 - U.S. eyes customs deal with Mexico, plans attorney general visit in January

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States is looking… link to full story

12.30.19 - Banks Own Thousands of Railcars but Don’t Know What to Do With Them

Wells Fargo and other banks lease out railcars that… link to full story

12.30.19 - Online-Shopping Boom Delivers Haul for Van Makers

Ford, Mercedes, Ram log big cargo-van sales amid e-commerce… link to full story

12.27.19 - Typhoon Phanfone turns deadly, stops transportation in Philippines

A typhoon that slammed the central Philippines on Christmas… link to full story

12.27.19 - New trade war threat to trans-Atlantic box trade

A slowdown in U.S. new car sales and the threat of… link to full story

12.27.19 - Commentary: Air cargo looks for lift in 2020

Air cargo industry forecasts for 2020 are now out and… link to full story

12.27.19 - Ominous IMO 2020 signs for ocean shipping spot rates

The enforcement deadline for IMO 2020 — the international… link to full story

12.27.19 - Drivers now have ELDs, but who has their data?

Clarity around how data is used helps ease carrier… link to full story

12.27.19 - Commentary: 2019 was a tough year for trucking

The last few years before 2019 were great for trucking.… link to full story

12.24.19 - Why leaving China for tariff-free shores is no easy task

China and the U.S. may have pulled back from their mutually… link to full story

12.24.19 - China marks Jan. 1 with tariff reduction on 850 products

The Chinese government said the tariff reductions will… link to full story

12.24.19 - Read and React: How DTCs are Learning to Deal with Inventory Uncertainty

Cash flow and product flow are just two aspects of… link to full story

12.23.19 - Trade war lands Asian exports in worst condition since the global financial crisis

UN report shows that Asian exports declined this year… link to full story

12.23.19 - Maritime Emissions Rule Triggers Split in Shipping Costs

Shipowners that bought scrubber exhaust systems expect… link to full story

12.23.19 - House Passes North American Trade Pact With Bipartisan Support

Senate is expected to approve USMCA in early 2020 The… link to full story

12.19.19 - China announces new tariff exemptions for U.S. chemical, oil products

SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday unveiled… link to full story

12.19.19 - Automakers to pay $3 billion in new U.S. tariffs under USMCA: budget estimate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s… link to full story

12.18.19 - China economic growth prospects gain momentum following trade war deal, but scepticism remains

Recently agreed phase one trade deal could boost China’s… link to full story

12.18.19 - What the Global Economy Has in Store for 2020

Following a turbulent year that saw global economic… link to full story

12.18.19 - Transpac volumes set for further decline, despite US-China trade pact

The suspension by the US of the planned 15% tariffs… link to full story

12.18.19 - FedEx will cut air freight capacity after 50% margin loss

Dive Brief: After an all-cost and no-benefit ramp-up… link to full story

12.18.19 - Investment in Hong Kong warehousing market falls 52% amid protests

Dive Brief: Investment in Hong Kong's warehouse,… link to full story

12.17.19 - Trump Cancels December Tariffs as US, China Agree on a Deal

The U.S. and China have officially agreed to a phase… link to full story

12.17.19 - What US-China trade progress means for shipping stocks

The trade war launched by U.S. President Donald Trump… link to full story

12.16.19 - China, U.S. Agree on Initial Trade Deal to Remove Some Tariffs

 Trump says talks with Beijing on phase two to start… link to full story

12.16.19 - 'Amazing deal' or 'capitulation'? Why the US-China trade truce may not last

Donald Trump hailed the agreement, but others think… link to full story

12.12.19 - U.S. Makes Tariff-Cut Offer to China as Tariff Deadline Nears

Negotiators want Beijing to boost purchases, provide… link to full story

12.12.19 - Trucking Market Will Absorb Celadon Shutdown, Transport Experts Say

Short-term dislocations may hit some shipping customers… link to full story

12.12.19 - More Than 11,250 US Stores Going Dark in 2019, and Retail Right-Sizing Will Continue

The pain of retail store closures is getting worse… link to full story

12.12.19 - WTO continues moratorium on customs duties for e-commerce

Shuttering the World Trade Organization’s Appellate… link to full story

12.11.19 - US advances new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada

Rep. Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means… link to full story

12.11.19 - Localization Trend Stands to Rewrite the Rules of Global Trade in 2020

In 2020, globalization will give way to localization. Global… link to full story

12.11.19 - IMO 2020 fuel surcharges push container rates higher

This is a crucial time for container lines. Their future… link to full story

12.11.19 - CFOs Brace for Potential Recession in 2020

Chief financial officers are cutting costs and hoarding… link to full story

12.10.19 - U.S. to drop item on tax-free threshold from North American trade pact: sources

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

12.10.19 - Decarbonisation delay ‘poses shipping’s biggest threat’

More than half of respondents in the Lloyd’s List Outlook… link to full story

12.10.19 - U.S. and Chinese Trade Negotiators Planning for Delay of December Tariffs

Officials hint at extending talks, though President… link to full story

12.09.19 - China exports fall again as US trade war continues

China's exports fell in November as shipments to the… link to full story

12.09.19 - Removing sting of penalties for US export data errors

Agriculture shippers and forwarders work with CBP and… link to full story

12.06.19 - China in Close Contact with U.S. on Trade, Urges Tariffs Cut

 U.S. negotiators confident in a phase-one deal by… link to full story

12.05.19 - China maintains tariffs must be reduced for phase one trade deal with U.S.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Tariffs must be cut if China and… link to full story

12.05.19 - US solar cell tariffs darken 62,000 American jobs

A Solar Energy Industries Association study says U.S.… link to full story

12.05.19 - Why Air Freight Is On a Year-Long Decline in Demand

Marking a weak start to the traditional peak season… link to full story

12.04.19 - More Countries, More Tariffs: Trump Spares Few Allies With Slew of New Duties

‘Tis the season to dole out more and more tariffs. Since… link to full story

12.04.19 - Brexit explained: What US shippers need to know

Brits head to the polls next week (Dec. 12) in a general… link to full story

12.04.19 - Improvements to PierPass have smoothed truck traffic

Requiring draymen to have appointments to pick up containers… link to full story

12.04.19 - Shipowners and carriers count the cost of scrubber retrofit snarl-up

The idle containership fleet has soared to 225 vessels,… link to full story

12.04.19 - Ocean shipping in crossfire again as trade war reignites

Hope for a cease-fire in America’s multi-front trade… link to full story

12.03.19 - IMO 2020 impacts will linger far beyond next year

Preparations ahead of the IMO 2020 low-sulfur mandate… link to full story

12.03.19 - US manufacturing continues decline, China shows signs of recovery

Dive Brief: The U.S. manufacturing sector contracted… link to full story

12.03.19 - US proposes tariffs on $2.4B in French goods

Dive Brief: The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)… link to full story

12.03.19 - France vows retaliation over $2.4 billion US tariff threat

France’s government said the European Union would retaliate… link to full story

12.02.19 - Retailers Revamp Staffing as Fewer Shoppers Visit Stores

On Black Friday morning at a Target TGT -0.82% store… link to full story

12.02.19 - Maersk to Eliminate Hundreds of Jobs

Redundancies planned at Copenhagen headquarters and… link to full story

12.02.19 - Analyst: The US-China trade war is ‘sucking the life’ out of trans-Pacific trade

The U.S.-China trade war is prompting manufacturers… link to full story

12.02.19 - China wants tariff rollback for phase 1 trade deal

China’s government wants tariffs to be rolled back… link to full story

November 2019 Industry News
11.29.19 - No End in Sight for China’s Delivery Wars

Superfast growth sometimes isn’t enough to make an… link to full story

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