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After Struggling to Deliver in China, Carrefour Packs Its Bags

06.25.19

After Struggling to Deliver…

French company is pulling back as local…

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

06.25.19

U.S. Considers Requiring 5G…

Move follows White House executive order…

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New Apparel Tariffs Could Come as Soon as July 2

06.25.19

New Apparel Tariffs Could…

If President Trump can push more China tariffs forward,…

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CDP: Shipping lines not investing enough to meet IMO target

06.25.19

CDP: Shipping lines not investing…

Retrofitting vessels and slow steaming…

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June 2019 Industry News
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

05.20.19 - 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

04.30.19 - Boston: The New England shippers’ port

The Port of Boston invests in marine terminal infrastructure… link to full story

04.30.19 - Mnuchin Says Enforcement Part of US-China Deal `Close to Done’

The next round of China-U.S. trade talks will get under… link to full story

04.30.19 - Macquarie consortium buying Long Beach terminal

Orient Overseas (International) Limited announced the… link to full story

04.29.19 - Japan’s Shipping Trio Posts Deep Losses After Merging Container Operations

Nippon Yusen Kaisha replaces president after posting… link to full story

04.29.19 - US and Japan Start Next Round of Accelerated Trade Talks

U.S. and Japanese negotiators began a second round… link to full story

04.29.19 - Vietnamese Manufacturer Invests $16 Million in Factory Expansion to Meet Growing Demand

Vietnam’s growing importance as a global apparel supplier has… link to full story

04.26.19 - $87.8B in Supply Chain Investments Captures VC Attention

One sector that venture capitalists believe is ripe… link to full story

04.26.19 - Ship Orders Fall to Lowest Level in 15 Years

Fewer oil tankers and dry bulk carriers will hit the… link to full story

04.25.19 - In Depth: Nixon: Consolidation in Container Shipping Getting More Challenging

The container shipping sector has seen a massive consolidation… link to full story

04.25.19 - Boxship scrubber retrofits to accelerate in the coming months

Expect a sizeable chunk of the boxship fleet to head… link to full story

04.25.19 - US shippers still suffering intermodal blockages

Ongoing trucking shortages are hurting US exporters’… link to full story

04.25.19 - Focus on the top US container ports

Container ports of USA are significantly crucial for… link to full story

04.24.19 - Lighthizer Replaces General Counsel Amid Intense Trade Talks

President Donald Trump’s chief trade negotiator is… link to full story

04.24.19 - Hyundai Merchant Marine Seeks to Cement Ties with Global Shipping Alliance

New CEO is seeking to seal an extension of a tie-up… link to full story

04.24.19 - Feds Settle Suit With Byer California Over Evading Customs Duties

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New… link to full story

04.24.19 - U.S., China officials to resume trade talks April 30 in Beijing

Trade negotiators led by U.S. Trade Representative… link to full story

04.23.19 - Schwarzman Sees US-China Deal, No Sign of US Recession

Stephen Schwarzman has a bullish view almost everywhere… link to full story

04.23.19 - Port of Mobile will prosper from dredging, new growth

BlueWater Reporting looks at various projects underway… link to full story

04.23.19 - Expert: Low-sulfur charges could start by October

NCBFAA conference attendees advised to challenge carriers… link to full story

04.23.19 - A carrier group for the digital era

The Digital Container Shipping Association will focus… link to full story

04.22.19 - IMO 2020 – A planned beginning to an unplanned future

On New Year’s Day, the IMO 2020 regulation will take… link to full story

04.22.19 - San Pedro Ports: Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles set records in 2018

The San Pedro ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles both… link to full story

04.22.19 - WCO looks to round out e-commerce framework

A final draft on technical specifications and annexes… link to full story

04.22.19 - FMC categorizes detention and demurrage complaints

FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye provided an update on… link to full story

04.18.19 - Warehouse Availability Stabilizes in Tight U.S. Logistics Market

Report says availability rate for distribution, storage… link to full story

04.18.19 - CBP to make import data access easier for ACE users

Starting this spring, Customs and Border Protection… link to full story

04.18.19 - Third round of 301 tariff exclusions announced

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will allow… link to full story

04.18.19 - US, China Said to Plan More Rounds of High-Level Trade Talks

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials are scheduling two… link to full story

04.18.19 - EU approves first round of U.S. trade talk topics

The European Commission is given the green light to… link to full story

04.17.19 - South Atlantic Chassis Pool in the works

Consolidated Chassis Management will run the chassis… link to full story

04.17.19 - Liner Giants Form Digital Container Shipping Association

Four container shipping giants, Maersk, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd… link to full story

04.17.19 - ZIM signs up for Maersk-led TradeLens

In an important blockchain breakthrough for liner shipping,… link to full story

04.17.19 - Global Trade Talks: US, Japan, China, EU and Where They Stand on Tariffs

Diplomatic efforts to end a global trade war are expanding… link to full story

04.16.19 - No major disruption for freight market from lower-sulphur fuel switch

The forecast for huge disruption on the freight side… link to full story

04.16.19 - Precautions to be taken when shipping perishable cargo in reefer containers

Perishable cargo may be defined as goods that can deteriorate… link to full story

04.16.19 - Youroukos: Trade War Is the Best Thing that Happened to Container Shipping

The end of the escalating trade war between the world’s… link to full story

04.16.19 - US west coast ports suffer 'tariff hangover' in the first quarter as volumes fall

US west coast ports suffered most from a “tariff hangover”… link to full story

04.15.19 - Tighter Panama Canal draft restrictions could hit Aframaxes, LR2 transit

The Panama Canal Authority’s new maximum draft restriction… link to full story

04.15.19 - Logistics Report: Scrapping Bulk Ships; JD.com Pulling Back; Powering Down Smartphones

The dry-bulk shipping sector at the heart of the global… link to full story

04.15.19 - Governments pursue new shipping emissions measures

The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment… link to full story

04.15.19 - NCBFAA president: Expect more CBP enforcement

U.S. Customs and Border Protection increasingly is… link to full story

04.11.19 - Trump Has a Message for the World: My Trade Wars Aren't Over Yet

 With EU tariff threat president signals greater uncertainty  Comes… link to full story

04.11.19 - Trump’s Trade War Is Hurting Farmers, But They Still Think He Can Win It

Sean Gilbert surveys a two-year-old apple tree that’s… link to full story

04.11.19 - Maritime CEO Forum: Prepare to be Ubered

Shipping is innovative, but has yet to get disruptive… link to full story

04.11.19 - Trump’s Trade War Turns Vietnamese Furniture Maker Into a Winner

Xuan Hoa expects sales to at least double in next five… link to full story

04.10.19 - Heavy weather blows liner schedules off course

An escalating number of typhoons and adverse weather… link to full story

04.10.19 - ONE opts for scrubbers but keeps faith in compliant fuels

Chief executive Jeremy Nixon says his Japanese line… link to full story

04.10.19 - Proposed U.S. tariffs in reaction to EU aircraft subsidies

The USTR has listed for retaliation about 315 items,… link to full story

04.09.19 - Mexico Border Wait Times Spike as Trump Threats Slow Traffic and Delay Trucks

The southern border isn’t closed, but it’s already… link to full story

04.09.19 - Cargo Imports Dip, But Tariff Delay Paves Way for an Uptick

With factories in China shutting down during February… link to full story

04.09.19 - Sea Asia 2019 - Addressing the challenges ahead for the maritime industries

The changing times in maritime and shipping were in… link to full story

04.09.19 - Liners blown off schedule by global warming: Jeremy Nixon

Global warming is leading to liner disruption, the… link to full story

04.08.19 - Commentary: Chinese New Year blanked sailings surge

BlueWater Reporting’s database illustrates that blanked… link to full story

04.08.19 - Shippers increasingly unhappy with the performance of shipping lines

Shippers and forwarders are increasingly dissatisfied… link to full story

04.08.19 - Global Port Tracker: U.S. retail imports on the rise

  Monthly retail imports are expected to grow to nearly… link to full story

04.08.19 - Limitation of liability in contracts of carriage by sea – a comparison

Limitation of liability is a concept that allows a… link to full story

04.08.19 - Forwarders should not pay surcharges on boxes that are not clean or need repair

Fiata has recommended forwarders don’t pay surcharges… link to full story

04.05.19 - Shipping Comes to Terms With $50 Billion Clean-Fuel Bill

A shift from heavy oil to lower-sulfur fuels next year… link to full story

04.05.19 - What is a Blank sailing..??

Trans-Pacific carriers accelerate blank sailings More… link to full story

04.05.19 - Trade Turbulence Brings Global Air Freight Demand to Three-Year Low

Demand for global air freight dropped to the lowest… link to full story

04.05.19 - WLS: Asia-to-North America trades see capacity sink in Q1

While weekly allocated capacity on Asia to North America… link to full story

04.05.19 - Border closure averted but problems remain

President Trump walks back threat to close the southern… link to full story

04.04.19 - Contrary to Popular Belief, the American Textile Supply Chain is Growing

Made in America is ramping up where textiles and apparel… link to full story

04.04.19 - Global Map of Apparel Factories Boosts Supply-Chain Transparency

A free open-source tool designed to weed out forced… link to full story

04.04.19 - Global Factory Export Orders Mired in Seven-Month Contraction

Global trade disputes and potential for Brexit- related… link to full story

04.04.19 - Amazon’s New Petite Urban Warehouse Can Ship 1 Million Products a Day

Amazon’s new Staten Island distribution center promises… link to full story

04.04.19 - Chinese Shipping Firm Eyes Blockchain for Supply Chain Financing

Blockchain could become a major player in trade, logistics… link to full story

04.03.19 - Maersk management given time to turn around 'supertanker'

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The main shareholder and the… link to full story

04.03.19 - Logistics Report: Tumbling Truck Orders; Brexit’s Many Deadlines; Ailing Pharmacy Chains

The year is already over as far as trucking fleet managers… link to full story

04.03.19 - 8 tips to reduce freight forwarding expenses

If you use shipping services often, price may definitely… link to full story

04.03.19 - China Announces Trade Concessions as Negotiators Head to US

The Chinese government said it will extend a suspension… link to full story

04.03.19 - China, US Said to Pore Over Details of Text to End Trade War

Chinese and U.S. negotiators have been working line-by-line… link to full story

04.02.19 - U.S. Trade Gap Narrowed Sharply in January

Deficit in goods with China shrinks 14%, explaining… link to full story

04.02.19 - Tax Changes Hit Overseas Profits of Some U.S. Companies

New tax called GILTI entangles P&G, Otis Elevator WASHINGTON—When… link to full story

04.02.19 - Container demand growth set to remain ‘muted’

MSI expects the Asia-Europe and transpacific headhaul… link to full story

04.02.19 - U.S. and Chinese Manufacturing Stabilize, While Europe Lags Behind

Indexes of factory activity suggest an uneven global… link to full story

04.02.19 - Truckers Weigh Higher Costs, Open Roads in New York Fees

Congestion pricing plan could smooth delivery routes,… link to full story

04.02.19 - Amazon spreads its wings in the air cargo sector as it buys into Atlas and ATSG

Amazon’s hold on the air cargo industry is set to double,… link to full story

04.01.19 - Two in three containers arrived too late in the Pacific this February

Only about a third of containers arrived on time on… link to full story

04.01.19 - A tax on a tax: U.S. customs demands bigger bonds as trade tariffs rise

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Stephen Wang is counting the costs… link to full story

04.01.19 - DSV to Buy Panalpina in $4.6 Billion European Logistics Deal

 Agreement gets backing from Panalpina’s biggest shareholder  Logistics… link to full story

04.01.19 - H&M is Making Clothes From Orange Peels, Pineapple Leaves and Algae

Orange silk. Pineapple leather. Algae foam. Is the… link to full story

04.01.19 - Cosco posts weaker 2018 results for tanker, box and financing operations

Chinese state conglomerate saw profitability eroded… link to full story

04.01.19 - Garfield beach phone mystery solved after 30 years

The group had long suspected a lost shipping container… link to full story

March 2019 Industry News
03.29.19 - Shipping’s Latest Problem: Rising Insurance Costs

Cargo vessels have been hit by an expensive string… link to full story

03.29.19 - Small businesses grapple with Section 301 tariff impacts

Section 301 tariffs on goods from China are hurting… link to full story

03.29.19 - Moderate growth for 2019 container volumes forecast

The surge in imports as shippers “pulled forward” cargo… link to full story

03.29.19 - Companies See Success With Digital and Blockchain-Based Global Trade Finance

Trade financing is a big deal in the highly global… link to full story

03.28.19 - Floods Deal a New Blow to the Farm Belt

Farmers, agricultural companies face losses as water… link to full story

03.28.19 - Trade Tensions, Raw Material Shortages, Climatic Disruptions Top Supply Chain Risks

Avoiding risks in the supply chain probably comes in… link to full story

03.28.19 - US Trade Team Back in Beijing as China Sees Much Still to Do

U.S. trade officials including Treasury Secretary Steven… link to full story

03.28.19 - US and China Got Into a Trade War and Mexico Won

The Trump Administration’s trade war with China has… link to full story

03.28.19 - Free Shipping is Ceding Ground to This New Demand

For many retailers, the logistics world is similar… link to full story

03.27.19 - Air freight rates still depressed, but China-US starts to gain height again

Following one of the softest markets in air freight… link to full story

03.27.19 - Hapag-Lloyd completes discharging of damaged containers on Yantian Express

German containerline Hapag-Lloyd has completed the… link to full story

03.27.19 - Food Lion, Other Grocers Will Use AI for Food Suppliers

System rolling out for Ahold-owned U.S. supermarkets… link to full story

03.27.19 - US-Morocco FTA Gives Yarn-Forward Exemptions to Certain Fabrics

The U.S. has announced an agreement with Morocco that… link to full story

03.27.19 - Global Trade Takes Sharp Turn Down With Biggest Drop Since 2009

Global trade has taken a sharp turn down, reinforcing… link to full story

03.26.19 - New York's plan to reduce truck traffic with barges moves ahead

Dive Brief: New York City Economic Development Corporation… link to full story

03.26.19 - APL starts reefer shipments from central Vietnam

The APL Chu Lai Express (CHX) service will depart today,… link to full story

03.26.19 - Logistic Report: CMA CGM's China Order; Apple Turns to Services; Building for LNG Exports

China is taking a bigger role in French transport. French… link to full story

03.26.19 - Shippers want more transparency from those who handle their ocean freight

Shippers have called on carriers, infrastructure operators… link to full story

03.25.19 - More 301 exclusions as Trump doubles down on tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Wednesday… link to full story

03.25.19 - Yang Ming reports $217.5 million loss

Taiwanese carrier says results were “significantly… link to full story

03.25.19 - CBP issues guidance for Round 2 of 301 exclusions

The exclusions will extend through March 25, 2020,… link to full story

03.25.19 - Debate over European shipping regulations heats up

The ITF and WSC issue reports to support their competing… link to full story

03.22.19 - Eurozone PMI Fall Signals Deeper Slowdown

The eurozone economy’s weak streak is likely to have… link to full story

03.22.19 - Services Data Point to Sharper Slowdown

WASHINGTON—Americans’ spending on services slowed sharply… link to full story

03.22.19 - NYK secures multi-billion yen 'green loan' to buy scrubbers for its ships

Japanese transport group NYK has secured a ¥9bn ($81m)… link to full story

03.22.19 - Trucking Company YRC, Teamsters Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Deal covering thousands of workers is reached 10 days… link to full story

03.22.19 - AAR: U.S. railroads registered more traffic declines in Week 11

For the week ending March 16, U.S. railroads logged… link to full story

03.22.19 - Brexit: Toilet paper maker stockpiles in a case of no-deal

One of the UK's major toilet tissue importers has been… link to full story

03.21.19 - Geopolitics, Trade Impasses Weigh Down Global Economy

Two interrelated and troubling developments are coloring… link to full story

03.21.19 - Apparel, Footwear Lead a Growing Trade in Counterfeit Goods

Footwear and clothing top the list of goods making… link to full story

03.21.19 - U.S. Midwest flooding bogs down mills, railroad operations

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, U.S. — Flooding that struck… link to full story

03.21.19 - Major boxship fire occurs every 60 days

Insurer TT Club is pushing for greater scrutiny of… link to full story

03.21.19 - An innovative solution for empty container crisis

In 2017, global seaborne trade reached 10.7 billion… link to full story

03.20.19 - Soft demand and falling rates push 2M to blank another Asia-USEC sailing

2M partners Maersk Line and MSC have announced plans… link to full story

03.20.19 - Drewry foresees more slow steaming and transshipment

Drewry says container carriers may try to mitigate… link to full story

03.20.19 - Opposing sides step up war of words over liner block exemption regulation

As European lawmakers continue to assess whether to… link to full story

03.20.19 - Top U.S. Companies by Import and Export Volume

Nothing has transformed our economy quite like containerized… link to full story

03.19.19 - U.S. Seaborne Imports to Los Angeles, Long Beach Plunged in February

Abrupt decline in inbound container volume at California’s… link to full story

03.19.19 - Source: Tariffs could depend on China's concessions

U.S. tariff levels on China will apparently depend… link to full story

03.19.19 - NVOs face ISF-5 enforcement

Customs and Border Protection will begin accessing… link to full story

03.19.19 - ‘China will remain manufacturing’s center of gravity’

Lower labor costs make other countries alluring, but… link to full story

03.18.19 - With One Trade War Truce, AAFA Says Prepare for the Next Battle

The March deadline for further escalation of the trade… link to full story

03.18.19 - Logistics Report: DHL Isn’t Buying; Uncanny Metal Making; States Eye Gas Taxes

Mergers and acquisitions activity looks very different… link to full story

03.18.19 - Lunar New Year Impacts Trade at Port of Long Beach

Second-busiest February follows record month in 2018 A… link to full story

03.18.19 - Port of Oakland cargo surge cooled off last month

Oakland, Calif. – A six-month-long containerized cargo… link to full story

03.15.19 - Fuel spill from sunken Grande America 10 kilometers long

The Grimaldi Group ship was carrying about 2,200 tons… link to full story

03.15.19 - BP will sell new low-sulfur marine fuel

BP Marine says it conducted comprehensive testing of… link to full story

03.15.19 - Biofuel oil to be tested on CMA CGM containership

The oil, developed by GoodFuels and derived from used… link to full story

03.15.19 - Commentary: When there’s smoke in compliance

Corporate compliance programs must protect against… link to full story

03.15.19 - Lumber Liquidators hit with $33 million penalty

Virginia-based flooring supplier haunted by 2015 missteps… link to full story

03.14.19 - Commentary: U.S. East Coast ports gaining ground

Of the nation’s top five container ports, Savannah’s… link to full story

03.14.19 - Trump Says He ‘Looks Forward’ to U.K. Trade Deal Post Brexit

President Donald Trump said he looks forward to striking… link to full story

03.14.19 - China and U.S. to Push Back Trump-Xi Meeting to at Least April

Reports earlier said summit could take place in March  Lighthizer… link to full story

03.14.19 - Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn't Want It?

Plastic garbage from Trader Joe's and an AARP card… link to full story

03.13.19 - Jacksonville Inks $238 Million Deal for Port Expansion

Works will include channel deepening that will enable… link to full story

03.13.19 - Top U.S., Chinese Trade Negotiators Decide on Next Step in Call

China’s Vice Premier Liu He and his American counterparts… link to full story

03.13.19 - Lighthizer says trade talks won’t drive U.S. firms to China

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testified… link to full story

03.13.19 - Fitch Ratings believes port growth will moderate

Container volume growth will not outstrip global GDP… link to full story

03.12.19 - Trade Turmoil Cited as Air Freight Demand Drops to Three-Year Low

Global air freight demand fell 1.8 percent in January… link to full story

03.12.19 - Trump Hasn’t Set a Date for Trade Summit With Xi, Sanders Says

President Donald Trump hasn’t set a date to meet his… link to full story

03.12.19 - Fear of Trump Walking Out on Xi Haunts China as Talks Near End

Donald Trump regularly touts the strength of his personal… link to full story

03.12.19 - With Tariff Hike on Hold, Retail Cargo Imports to Slow in March

Cargo imports at major U.S. container ports are expected… link to full story

03.12.19 - Container shipping has good opportunities, says analyst

Lars Jensen says while individual carriers and freight… link to full story

03.12.19 - Alibaba buying $693 million chunk of delivery company

E-commerce giant Alibaba says it will deepen collaboration… link to full story

03.12.19 - “K” Line increases loss estimate for 2018-19 fiscal year

Company plans to improve profits by canceling uneconomical… link to full story

03.12.19 - Tech Connections: Cut ties to paper bills of lading

An e-bill of lading service using proven scalable technology… link to full story

03.08.19 - Chinese Exports Plunge as Slowdown Deepens

Exports fell, as did imports, narrowing the trade surplus… link to full story

03.08.19 - New Import Era Dawns, as China’s Prowess Subsides and Sourcing Spreads Out

In the history of global apparel manufacturing, 2018… link to full story

03.08.19 - What Trade War? China’s Factory Hub Can’t Hire Enough Workers

In China’s manufacturing heartland, Donald Trump’s trade… link to full story

03.08.19 - Rail freight traffic drop: Weather, or economic and trade-related uncertainty?

Rail freight traffic for the month of February 2019… link to full story

03.07.19 - These Retailers Just Announced More Store Closures

Retail is continuing its cut back. The tally for store… link to full story

03.07.19 - Colony Capital Builds Last-Mile Network With Purchase of 54 Industrial Properties

Affiliates of downtown-based Colony Capital Inc. have… link to full story

03.07.19 - Apollo Global to buy Direct ChassisLink in $2.5 billion deal: sources

(Reuters) - Buyout firm Apollo Global Management LLC… link to full story

03.06.19 - US to Terminate GSP Designation for India and Turkey

India and Turkey are set to lose their eligibility… link to full story

03.06.19 - US Trade Deficit Surged to $621 Billion in 2018, Highest in Decade

The U.S. trade deficit widened in 2018 to a 10-year… link to full story

03.06.19 - Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd will reject ‘all-in contracts’

While the companies agree on how to tackle the low-sulfur… link to full story

03.05.19 - Industry Pushes for Passage of USMCA and Import Tax Relief Act

Trade might be playing second fiddle to Congressional… link to full story

03.05.19 - Trump and Xi Are Close to a Deal, But the Trade War Isn’t Over

The world’s two largest economies are nearing the finish… link to full story

03.05.19 - CBP looks to ‘keep us all safe and protect legitimate trade’

E-commerce platforms and rapidly changing IT are challenging… link to full story

03.04.19 - FDA turns up focus on imported food safety

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled a plan… link to full story

03.04.19 - Retailers search for certainties in uncertain times

Panelists at the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s… link to full story

03.04.19 - APM Terminals Officially Begins Operations in Costa Rica

The Moín Megaport, APM Terminals, officially began… link to full story

03.04.19 - A Storm Is Gathering Over Container Shipping

Sagging global trade, rising fuel costs and stubbornly… link to full story

03.01.19 - Final phase of demurrage investigation under way

FMC kicks off industry innovation teams in an effort… link to full story

03.01.19 - IMO 2020 mandate looms large for container industry

Consulting firm says requirement to use low-sulfur… link to full story

03.01.19 - China Trade War Cost Tops $40 Billion in U.S. Exports

Chinese retaliation against President Donald Trump’s… link to full story

03.01.19 - China’s Factory Activity at Lowest Level in Three Years

It is the latest among many signs of persisting weakness… link to full story

February 2019 Industry News
02.28.19 - U.S.-China Negotiations Risk Shutting Out the Rest of the World

 As the two superpowers get closer to an agreement,… link to full story

02.28.19 - APL launches accelerated China-US intermodal product

Dedicated chassis, faster truck turnarounds and expedited… link to full story

02.28.19 - FedEx to Test Robot for Same-Day Delivery

The express carrier’s ‘SameDay Bot’ joins efforts by… link to full story

02.28.19 - Trump’s Trade Czar Urges Patience on China Deal President Craves

Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator is dialing back… link to full story

02.27.19 - Trade Expert Says Trade War Effect Will Have Long Reach for Retail

While the trade war between the U.S. and China has… link to full story

02.27.19 - UN Analysis Shows More Work Needed on WTO Trade Facilitation Implementation

Two years after the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation… link to full story

02.27.19 - Automation of in-bond processes has taken decades

CBP and the industry continue to bring clarity and… link to full story

02.27.19 - Kering’s Traceability Partnership Paves New Way for Luxury Supply Chains

Last year, Supima, Albini Group and Oritain entered… link to full story

02.26.19 - How U.S. bike companies are steering around Trump's China tariffs

(Reuters) - U.S.-based bicycle manufacturer Kent International… link to full story

02.26.19 - World Trade Slowed at End of 2018

Imports to and exports from China plummeted, signaling… link to full story

02.26.19 - Trump ‘Always Changes His Mind,’ Say Exporters Wary of Trade Deal

Executives express caution after Trump delays 25% tariff  Two… link to full story

02.25.19 - Trump to Delay Tariff Increases on Chinese Imports

U.S. president cites substantial progress in trade… link to full story

02.25.19 - Who’s Winning the US-China Trade War: Other Countries

The theoretical correlation between a decline in U.S. imports from… link to full story

02.25.19 - Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach post strong volumes to start 2019

Total POLA January volumes, at 852,440 TEU (Twenty-Foot… link to full story

02.25.19 - China and Kuwait to Build New Port

Kuwait and China have signed a memorandum-of-understanding… link to full story

02.25.19 - Apparel Price Climate Stabilizing, But Volatility Still in the Air

In the midst of trade uncertainties and retail and… link to full story

02.22.19 - BIMCO sees ‘tough’ 2019 for long-haul container trade

Analyst predicts a slowdown in U.S. containerized imports… link to full story

02.22.19 - Port of Long Beach looks to deepen, widen channels

With deeper channels, longer and wider ships will be… link to full story

02.22.19 - Port of Hong Kong sinking in the ranks

Fierce competition from nearby ports, high terminal… link to full story

02.21.19 - U.S., China Are Working on Multiple Memorandums for Trade Deal

 Five MoUs would cover main points of the bilateral… link to full story

02.21.19 - WTO Trade Indicator Points to Slower Trade Growth In Q1

If current trade tensions remain unresolved, policy… link to full story

02.21.19 - Asia's Tumbling Exports Signal Trade Pain Has Room to Run

Key Asian exporters Singapore, Japan and South Korea… link to full story

02.21.19 - Firms advised on different ways to mitigate 301 duties

A KPMG trade analyst during a webinar Tuesday outlined… link to full story

02.20.19 - Local warehouses fill up amid strong economy, e-commerce boom

With its lowest vacancy rate in nearly 18 years, the… link to full story

02.20.19 - New order of giant cranes on order for Port of Oakland’s main cargo terminal

SSA Terminals, the operator of Oakland International… link to full story

02.20.19 - Logistics Report: Stacking Up Imports; Uneasy Logistics Merge; Blaming Supply Chains

The stream of imports that’s been hitting U.S. seaports… link to full story

02.19.19 - Trump Says China Trade Talks `Very Productive’ as Team Returns

President Donald Trump said last week’s China trade… link to full story

02.19.19 - Importers Could Get Tariff Break on Cheaper Garment Hangers, CBP Rules

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has ruled… link to full story

02.19.19 - CBP Seizes $4.4 Million in Counterfeit Products in Puerto Rico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field… link to full story

02.18.19 - Trump, Xi Hail Progress in Trade Talks as Tariff Deadline Nears

President Donald Trump hailed progress made in trade… link to full story

02.18.19 - Import Wave Jams California Warehouses

LOS ANGELES—A steady wave of imports into Southern… link to full story

02.15.19 - America’s in a Forest Slump and New Zealand Log Prices Are on a Roll

New Zealand’s lumber industry is supported by Chinese… link to full story

02.15.19 - Bankrupt Freight Hauler NEMF Wins Approval to Tap Cash

Banks say NEMF owner should finance bankruptcy New… link to full story

02.15.19 - Self-Driving Truck Tech Startup TuSimple Raises $95 Million in New Funding

Company says backing will support expansion of autonomous… link to full story

02.14.19 - Vietnamese logistics startup LOGIVAN raises $5.5m from Alpha JWC, others

LOGIVAN, a Vietnamese web platform that connects truckers… link to full story

02.14.19 - Facing A Critical Shortage Of Drivers, The Trucking Industry Is Changing

It's never been harder to hire long-haul truck drivers,… link to full story

02.14.19 - BCG report takes a deep dive into the ‘Blockchain Paradox’

While the emergence of blockchain technology within… link to full story

02.14.19 - Retail Cargo Imports Stay Robust Ahead of Possible March Tariff Hike

Facing a March 1 deadline for threatened 25 percent… link to full story

02.13.19 - Qingdao developing 5G network for port operations

China’s north port operator, Qingdao Port Group, is… link to full story

02.13.19 - Trump Flexible on China Tariff Deadline as He Seeks `Real Deal’

President Donald Trump said he’s open to extending… link to full story

02.13.19 - Maersk in landmark Ganges shipment

India is easing its cabotage rules to help develop… link to full story

02.12.19 - USTR collects comments for Special 301 review

Commenters call for China to be identified for the… link to full story

02.12.19 - Commentary: Self-disclose? An exporter’s question

When a company discovers a possible violation of U.S.… link to full story

02.12.19 - Yantian Express cargo recovery makes further progress

Almost 200 containers identified as ‘most likely a… link to full story

02.12.19 - US box imports still strong as tariff hike approaches

With trade talks with China still unresolved, retailers… link to full story

02.11.19 - A major port operator is planning to launch its first hyperloop for cargo in India

Last year, DP World, UAE's state-owned port operator,… link to full story

02.11.19 - Year-over-year air cargo growth lower in 2018

The International Air Transportation Association expects… link to full story

02.11.19 - Trade Talk Stakes Rise as the Data Darken

A Trump-Xi meeting ahead of the March 1 deadline is… link to full story

02.11.19 - Trump Sees No Xi Meeting by Tariff Deadline, Stoking Trade Worry

President Donald Trump said he won’t meet Chinese President… link to full story

02.08.19 - Logistics Report: Freight Rates Sinking; Apps Eating Profits; Steelmakers are Rolling

Shipping rates in maritime’s dry-bulk sector are in… link to full story

02.08.19 - MSC Zoe box spill larger than first reported

The number of containers that fell overboard from the… link to full story

02.08.19 - Ports of Seattle, Tacoma finalizing deal for major terminal renovation

A deal between the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma… link to full story

02.08.19 - Free-Falling Freight Rates Spell Trouble For Shipping

Dry bulk shipowners face a long period of uncertainty… link to full story

02.07.19 - The State of The Trade War: Tariffs and What Comes Next

The impending March 1 deadline for a trade deal with… link to full story

02.07.19 - China’s Slide as US Apparel Supplier Continues as Overall Imports Drop in November

The move to diversify away from China as a supplier… link to full story

02.07.19 - Fiber Firms Are Tackling Textile’s Water Crisis Through Innovation

It’s well-known that the textile industry has a water… link to full story

02.07.19 - Ocean Freight Rates Seen Rising in 2019 as Carriers Pass Along Fuel Costs

Importers and exporters can expect to pay higher ocean… link to full story

02.06.19 - Seattle terminal $300 million upgrade recommended

Northwest Seaport Alliance may lease to Stevedoring… link to full story

02.06.19 - Trump’s China Tariffs Are Delivering on One Front, Study Finds

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports from China continue… link to full story

02.06.19 - Trump Says Trade Deal With China Must Include Structural Change

President calls on Congress to pass USMCA deal, tariff… link to full story

02.06.19 - U.S. Trade Gap Narrows to Five-Month Low as Imports Plummet

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in November by more… link to full story

02.05.19 - CBO Warns of Negative Impact on GDP and Prices if Trump’s Tariff Policy Continues

Tariff increases and other trade barriers imposed in… link to full story

02.05.19 - New York-New Jersey Ports Set Record Cargo Volume in 2018

The Port of New York and New Jersey achieved 7 percent cargo growth… link to full story

02.05.19 - APL ship on fire off coast of Vietnam

A Hapag-Lloyd ship that caught fire early in January… link to full story

02.05.19 - Trump's Trade War and the Emerging Global Fallout: QuickTake

U.S. President Donald Trump went on the warpath in… link to full story

02.04.19 - Moves made to merge Korean shipyards

Korea Development Bank is taking steps to merge Daewoo… link to full story

02.04.19 - Expanded Panama Canal has exceeded expectations

Containerships remain the top vessel, but the canal… link to full story

02.04.19 - U.S., China agree any deal must be enforceable

Drewry suggests shippers may want to lock in rates… link to full story

02.01.19 - WLS: BlueWater data reflects world trade challenges

BlueWater Reporting’s Q4 2018 World Liner Supply report… link to full story

02.01.19 - Legal changes required to implement USMCA

The Office of the USTR submitted a description of changes… link to full story

02.01.19 - `Meh' Is Asia Verdict on `Tremendous' Trade Talks: Taking Stock

The progress made on the trade talks was “tremendous”… link to full story

02.01.19 - China Vows to Buy More U.S. Goods, Sees Progress in Trade Talks

China promised to “substantially” expand purchases… link to full story

January 2019 Industry News
01.31.19 - Tech Connections: The rise of port community systems

Technology developments are aiding ports, but business… link to full story

01.31.19 - LVMH Eases Fears of China Luxury Slowdown on Fashion, Leather

LVMH eased fears that an economic slowdown in China would… link to full story

01.31.19 - Chinese New Year Adds Uncertainty for Importers in Unstable Trade Climate

This year, Chinese New Year could complicate things… link to full story

01.31.19 - Trump Says No Trade Deal Will Be Final Until He Meets With Xi

 Final day of U.S.-China trade talks in Washington… link to full story

01.30.19 - Mexico Posts Record-High Trade Surplus Even After NAFTA Redo

Mexico posted its highest trade surplus on record in… link to full story

01.30.19 - Port of Los Angeles highlights ‘digital transformation’

Port handled 9.5 million TEUs in 2018 and believes… link to full story

01.30.19 - U.S. Shutdown Shows China That Calling Trump’s Trade Bluff Might Work

Officials from Beijing arrive this week for trade negotiations U.S.… link to full story

01.30.19 - U.S.-China Trade War Timeline: What's Happened and What's Next

Talks resume in Washington this week between the U.S.… link to full story

01.30.19 - Mnuchin Signals Chance to End China Trade War Ahead of Talks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that if China presents… link to full story

01.29.19 - General Average declared on fire hit Yantian Express

General Average has been declared on the Hapag-Lloyd… link to full story

01.29.19 - China to offer timeline for structural reforms at US trade talks

Officials gather in Washington under shadow of economic… link to full story

01.29.19 - China Trade Talks Overshadowed by China. And Trade: Taking Stock

One could argue the four biggest developments overnight… link to full story

01.29.19 - WTO Is Said to Launch Investigation Into Trump’s China Tariffs

The World Trade Organization launched an investigation… link to full story

01.28.19 - ILWU blasts plan to automate Los Angeles terminal

International Longshore and Warehouse Union says plan… link to full story

01.28.19 - Hong Kong Exports Fall More Than Expected Amid Trade Gloom

Exports from Hong Kong fell more than expected in December… link to full story

01.28.19 - Container ship YANTIAN EXPRESS on fire in North Atlantic Chronology

Container ship YANTIAN EXPRESS fire UPDATE Jan 27YANTIAN… link to full story

01.25.19 - Southeast Asia Feels the Burn as Global Trade Tensions Heat Up

 Exports growth weakened across the region at end of… link to full story

01.25.19 - Vietnam Makes a Pitch as an Investor Safe Haven in Trade War

 Prime minister sees growth at higher end of 6.6%-6.8%… link to full story

01.25.19 - China to Join Talks on $25 Trillion E-Commerce Market at Last Minute

Aim of talks is agreement to set global rules on data… link to full story

01.25.19 - Congress urged to study destination-based tax system

The Coalition for a Prosperous America pushed for a… link to full story

01.24.19 - CMA CGM and OOCL reportedly ordering containerships

More than 1 million TEUs will be delivered in 2019… link to full story

01.24.19 - Memphis chassis shortage worsens

TRAC intermodal blamed an onslaught of containers for… link to full story

01.24.19 - Trump's Tariffs Are Siphoning $35 Billion From Consumers And Corporations

President Trump likes to say that China and other countries… link to full story

01.24.19 - Can the US and China Agree on Trade Before the 90-Day Tariff Truce is Over?

The last 12 months have been a roller coaster for global… link to full story

01.23.19 - Months of ‘cascading effects’ from closure expected

Analysis shows that the ongoing shutdown is impacting… link to full story

01.23.19 - Detention, demurrage ‘pain point’ in international trade

National Industrial Transportation League panel focuses… link to full story

01.23.19 - Maritime transport exclusion among FTA requests

Commenters recently submitted their requests for provisions… link to full story

01.23.19 - EU Eyes Tariffs on $23 Billion of US Goods If Trump Taxes Cars

The European Union is prepared to hit 20 billion euros… link to full story

01.22.19 - US shippers voice anger at new ‘street turn’ fees

Agriculture Transportation Coalition calls the charges… link to full story

01.22.19 - The Trade Deal China Wants Isn’t Just Bad, It May Be Illegal

(Bloomberg Opinion)—In talks earlier this month, Chinese… link to full story

01.22.19 - US-China Trade Talks Falling Short on Make-Or-Break IP Issues

Ever since negotiators from the U.S. and China sat… link to full story

01.21.19 - Port of Oakland wary over trade war after record 2018

The port handled a record amount of container volumes… link to full story

01.21.19 - Heavy volumes increase congestion at major U.S. ports

Flexport said it expects the backlog at the PANYNJ… link to full story

01.21.19 - EU releases draft mandates for trade talks with U.S.

Agriculture is excluded from the draft mandates on… link to full story

01.21.19 - China Is Said to Offer Path to End US Trade Imbalance

China has offered to go on a six-year buying spree… link to full story

01.18.19 - France facing serious shortage of customs brokerage staff ahead of Brexit

TLF estimates a need to recruit and rapidly train 1,000… link to full story

01.18.19 - Asia's rice exporters trigger a price war

Thailand likely to lose further ground in global market… link to full story

01.18.19 - Liverpool gains permanent call on 2M Alliance transatlantic service

The switch by Maersk Line and MSC of a transatlantic… link to full story

01.17.19 - Trump’s Tariffs Are Producing Billions, But China Isn’t Paying

More than $13 billion in duties were assessed as of… link to full story

01.17.19 - OCEAN Alliance to revise global network

The new network, scheduled to launch in April, will… link to full story

01.17.19 - ‘Business as usual’ for air cargo

Forwarders said air cargo shipments keep moving, despite… link to full story

01.16.19 - USTR Pledges Exclusions From Higher China Tariffs If Talks Fail

The Trump administration has promised two senators… link to full story

01.16.19 - US Seeks Duty-Free Status for Apparel and Textiles in EU Trade Agreement

The U.S. wants comprehensive duty free treatment for… link to full story

01.15.19 - Agriculture shippers sound alarm over street turn fees

Penalty will make congestion and air pollution worse,… link to full story

01.15.19 - Tariff Escalations, Calculations & the Impact on Consumer Confidence

President Trump has said the tariff actions against… link to full story

01.15.19 - China’s Slumping Trade Adds Pressure for Settlement With Trump

China’s exports slumped in December as a rush of orders… link to full story

01.15.19 - Trade Tariffs Still a Concern at NRF

Who will win the trade war between China and the U.S.? Flip… link to full story

01.14.19 - The “Internet of Shipping” is upon us

Is it a revolution, an evolution or simply technology… link to full story

01.14.19 - China’s Liu Said to Visit U.S. on Jan. 30 to 31 for Trade Talks

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is set to visit Washington… link to full story

01.14.19 - As Clock Ticks to More Trump Tariffs, Data Shows Grim Outlook

With seven weeks to go until a deadline that could… link to full story

01.11.19 - Bigger tax refunds may lead to better-than-usual furniture business this season

Should furniture stores look for better tax refund… link to full story

01.11.19 - ZIM and 2M expand cooperation

ZIM, Maersk and MSC announce that they will share space… link to full story

01.11.19 - Chamber CEO: USMCA, TPP membership beneficial

During the chamber’s annual State of American Business… link to full story

01.10.19 - US says China willing to buy more American as trade talks end

The Trump administration wrapped up the latest round… link to full story

01.10.19 - Factory Deflation Looms in China, Posing Risk to Global Prices

China’s producer prices are set to weaken on soft demand… link to full story

01.10.19 - US-China Talks Help Boost Retail and Apparel Stocks

The hint of some good news helped lift retail and apparel… link to full story

01.09.19 - U.S.-China trade talks extend to Wednesday, Trump sees progress

U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing are progressing and… link to full story

01.09.19 - US box imports level off after rush to beat tariffs

Box import growth at US major retail container ports… link to full story

01.09.19 - Trade Tensions Grounded Air Freight Growth in November

Global air freight demand was flat in November compared… link to full story

01.08.19 - Trade Tensions Prompt Supply Chain Changes in China

On Wednesday afternoon, Apple Inc. cut guidance sending… link to full story

01.08.19 - New year marked by several shipping accidents

Sixteen crew members were rescued, but five missing… link to full story

01.08.19 - US Sees Trade Deal Within Reach as China Dispatches Top Aide

The Trump administration expressed optimism it can… link to full story

01.07.19 - China Can’t Meet ‘Draconian’ U.S. Demands, Says Ex-Goldman Exec

China has moved quickly to meet “reasonable demands”… link to full story

01.07.19 - China Exodus, Shuttered Factories and Price Spikes: Sourcing in 2019

Sourcing stands to be further upended as the industry… link to full story

01.07.19 - Shipping demand from South East Asia set to soar

More manufacturers will start to shift production out… link to full story

01.04.19 - Government shutdown holds up export licenses

Once the export control agencies are back in operation,… link to full story

01.04.19 - MSC ship loses containers overboard in North Sea storm

Shipping company declines to comment on reports that… link to full story

01.04.19 - Top 5 airfreight trends to expect for 2019

Happy new year! Every January brings with it anticipation… link to full story

01.03.19 - MOL car carrier on fire in western Pacific

Sixteen crew members are rescued, four are unresponsive… link to full story

01.03.19 - China’s Key Things to Watch in 2019, With or Without a Trade War

Property policies are central to when economy bottoms:… link to full story

01.03.19 - Apple’s China Trouble Makes Trump’s Trade War Harder to Defend

Cook says Apple didn’t expect weakness in China, EM… link to full story

01.02.19 - C.H. Robinson’s Five Global Shipping Trends for 2019

Over the past few years, robust demand, positive inventory… link to full story

01.02.19 - Commentary: Trends of the economic superpowers

Of the countries measured in the WTI, the U.S. was… link to full story

01.02.19 - Tariff war takes its toll in November as air cargo volumes decline

Air cargo volumes for November bucked normal seasonal… link to full story

December 2018 Industry News
12.31.18 - Trump Hails ‘Big Progress’ Towards China Trade Deal

President Donald Trump reported “big progress” in trade… link to full story

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