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WTO continues moratorium on customs duties for e-commerce

12.12.19

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Shuttering the World Trade Organization’s…

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

12.12.19

More Than 11,250 US Stores…

The pain of retail store closures is…

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Trucking Market Will Absorb Celadon Shutdown, Transport Experts Say

12.12.19

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Short-term dislocations may hit some…

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

12.12.19

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Negotiators want Beijing to boost purchases,…

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December 2019 Industry News
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

11.27.19 - The Rise of the Warehouse Wedding

A challenger to the barn wedding—the reigning template… link to full story

11.27.19 - Hong Kong Exports Fall for 12th Straight Month

Hong Kong’s exports declined for a 12th straight month… link to full story

11.27.19 - Xi Outlines Plans to Open Up Chinese Market Amid US Trade War

Negotiations between the United States and China on… link to full story

11.27.19 - China export pain mounts as tariffs bite

China’s exports to the U.S. contracted heavily again… link to full story

11.26.19 - CN and Conductors Reach Tentative Agreement

MONTREAL, Nov 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX)… link to full story

11.26.19 - China sees path to trade deal after reaching a 'consensus' with the US

China's top negotiator on Tuesday raised hopes of a… link to full story

11.25.19 - U.S. Business Activity Shows Signs of Pickup Against Sharper Global Slowdown

New ECB chief Lagarde warns that robust economic growth… link to full story

11.25.19 - It’s make or break with IMO 2020

  Ocean carriers must recover most of their additional… link to full story

11.22.19 - Trade War Could Disrupt $50 Billion in China Supply Chains

The world may be embracing short-term workarounds to… link to full story

11.22.19 - Pelosi Is Skeptical U.S.-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal Will Pass This Year

    House speaker says Congress may not have enough… link to full story

11.22.19 - Heating fuel shortage looms as strike at Canada's biggest railroad hits third day

WINNIPEG/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Shippers scrambled to shift… link to full story

11.22.19 - US-China Trade Deal Might Be Stalled Until 2020, Paving the Way for December Tariffs

The latest news on the trade war front seems to be… link to full story

11.21.19 - Challenges and opportunities for logistics companies

New trends in focus at Asian Logistics & Maritime Conference Hong… link to full story

11.21.19 - Labour Update from CN

An update for Labour Negotiations with TCRC-CTY is… link to full story

11.21.19 - Trudeau faces pressure to end rail strike as impact spreads

Pressure is mounting on Canadian Prime Minister Justin… link to full story

11.21.19 - China Invited U.S. Trade Negotiators for More Talks

Chinese officials hope the in-person talks with the… link to full story

11.20.19 - Thousands of CN Rail employees on strike amid contract talks

Workers say they're concerned about long hours, dangerous… link to full story

11.20.19 - 'It is so critical to the economy': Industry leaders urge Trudeau to end CN Rail strike

Some industrial facilities have already shut down because… link to full story

11.20.19 - US-China trade war has caused major shift in global trade landscape, says Li & Fung

US-China trade war has created an increasingly complex… link to full story

11.20.19 - CN warns of ‘significant disruption’ as strike continues

Ahead of a new round of contract talks, Canadian National… link to full story

11.20.19 - A lengthy CN strike could hit country hard, with no remedy available from Parliament

Commodities could sit at source, manufacturing could… link to full story

11.20.19 - Weekly container shipping returns to Port of Portland’s Terminal 6

A South Korean shipping line plans to begin serving… link to full story

11.19.19 - Explainer: What a roll-back of Trump tariffs on Chinese goods may look like

(Reuters) - The latest bargaining chip in U.S.-China… link to full story

11.19.19 - Trade Talks Hit Bump as China Resists U.S. Demands on Agricultural Purchases

 U.S. said to press China on farm purchases enforcement  China… link to full story

11.19.19 - Trump Threatens Substantially More Tariffs If No China Deal

President Donald Trump said the U.S. will increase… link to full story

11.19.19 - Fashion Footwear Facing Doubled Duties if CBP Has its Way

U.S. Customs and Border Protection wants to change… link to full story

11.19.19 - Container service returning to Portland, Oregon

SM Line will start calling the Port of Portland’s Terminal… link to full story

11.18.19 - CN receives strike notice from union representing train conductors in Canada

MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN (TSX:… link to full story

11.18.19 - China, U.S. Trade Talks Continue With Some Signs of Progress

 Top negotiators had “constructive” phone call on Saturday  U.S.… link to full story

11.18.19 - China ‘yet to hit bottom’ as economic downturn plumbed new depths in October

October’s data has dashed the hope that the worst is… link to full story

11.15.19 - Deere workers grapple with fallout from Trump's trade war

EAST MOLINE, Illinois (Reuters) - Devin Spencer has… link to full story

11.15.19 - First in a decade: Trans-Pacific box trade to contract this year

The trans-Pacific container trade from Asia to North… link to full story

11.14.19 - Second-best October for Long Beach cargo

Although tariffs continued to impact cargo volumes,… link to full story

11.14.19 - LA Port Study Claims Tariff War Threatens $186B in Economic Output, 1.5M Jobs

A new study conducted for the Port of Los Angeles concludes… link to full story

11.14.19 - Passenger Airline Launches Cross-Country Parcel Delivery Reaching 89 Percent of the US

Delta Cargo has partnered with Roadie, an Atlanta-based same-day… link to full story

11.14.19 - China exports shift to Southeast Asia

Outbound containers traded from 10 major countries… link to full story

11.13.19 - Tariffs on China Imports Emerge as Hurdle to Trade Deal

Logjam in initial agreement centers on whether the… link to full story

11.13.19 - Trump expected to delay European auto tariff decision: EU officials

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

11.13.19 - Port of LA tariff study sends out stern warnings about impact of trade war

The report concludes that the tariffs now in place… link to full story

11.13.19 - Airfreight prices climb, but for how long?

Air cargo freight rates have spiked in recent weeks… link to full story

11.12.19 - West Coast Imports Plunge as Tariffs Hit Consumer Goods

Seaborne imports into the largest U.S. gateway for… link to full story

11.12.19 - Container freight spot market prices rebound

In what has been a mostly disappointing year for ocean… link to full story

11.12.19 - Wolverine’s Tariff-Dodging Strategy Pays Off in Q3

Wolverine World Wide will go into the final quarter… link to full story

11.12.19 - Landstar moves to restructure Calif. operations in wake of IC law

Landstar System, No. 8 in the CCJ Top 250 and the largest… link to full story

11.11.19 - Furniture Retailers Start to Feel Tariff Pain More Acutely

HIGH POINT, N.C.—Amid seemingly endless displays of… link to full story

11.11.19 - Retail Cargo Imports Expected to See Final Tariff-Driven Surge This Month

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

11.11.19 - No growth in air freight volume for 11th straight month

The Asia Pacific region, the largest for freight volume,… link to full story

11.11.19 - Port Report: California ports say container exports up, imports down

Two California ports reporting their October volumes,… link to full story

11.08.19 - Mexican Exec Sees Chance for USMCA Passage This Year, Despite Impeachment Probe

There’s a small window for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement… link to full story

11.08.19 - Port Report: LA port sees biggest October box drop in 24 years

The Port of Los Angeles saw the biggest October drop… link to full story

11.08.19 - Maersk pilots battery power system in carbon neutrality push

When Maersk announced its commitment to net-zero carbon… link to full story

11.08.19 - Tech consultations on parts of U.S. trade deal completed: China's Commerce Ministry

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Liu He had… link to full story

11.08.19 - Trump to Suspend Thailand’s $1.3 Billion Trade Preferences

U.S. President Donald Trump is suspending some trade… link to full story

11.07.19 - Blockchain solves trade authentication, financing issues: Shanghai regulators

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The use of blockchain technology… link to full story

11.07.19 - Delayed U.S. soybean cargo booked under waiver offloads, worries linger

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING (Reuters) - A cargo of American soybeans… link to full story

11.07.19 - Shipping Imports Slipping While Companies Are ‘Burning Off’ Inventories

U.S. logistics operators say shipping imports are waning… link to full story

11.07.19 - Tariff Effect Sends Tremors Through US Apparel Imports

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. U.S. apparel imports… link to full story

11.07.19 - China says U.S. agrees to phased tariff rollback if deal reached

China and the U.S. have agreed to roll back tariffs… link to full story

11.06.19 - Pelosi calls USMCA ‘easiest trade deal,’ Sees vote when ready

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Donald Trump’s… link to full story

11.06.19 - Clean Marine offering scrubbers for delivery in January 2020

Speaking at seminar in Singapore on Tuesday Hoy-Petersen… link to full story

11.06.19 - Caterpillar lays off 120 amid economic uncertainty, trade war

"We believe dealers reduced inventory due to uncertainty… link to full story

11.05.19 - Air freight peak season is 'picking up nicely' – or is it?

Hopes for a decent air freight peak season are muted,… link to full story

11.05.19 - Xi Zeroes In on Trump Trade Deal as China Acts to Steady Markets

President Xi Jinping stressed China’s commitment to… link to full story

11.05.19 - Boston’s Conley Terminal receives two new RTG cranes

Boston, MA – On Saturday, November 2nd, the Massachusetts… link to full story

11.05.19 - Are box shipping rate spikes sustainable?

Blanked container services and increased demand ahead… link to full story

11.05.19 - Hong Kong business activity in October contracts at fastest pace in 21 years

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Business activity in Hong Kong's… link to full story

11.05.19 - Malaysia's September exports contract most in three years

KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysia's exports… link to full story

11.04.19 - Logistics Hiring Growth Slows on Industrial Weakness

Truckers edged back into hiring mode last month as… link to full story

11.04.19 - Japan Shipping Trio Comes Back With Strong First-Half Profit

Japan’s top three shipowners posted strong profits… link to full story

11.04.19 - CBP issues penalty-mitigation guidelines for wood packaging violations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has published guidelines… link to full story

11.01.19 - Li & Fung Throws Support Behind Nike and Arctic Ocean Shipping Pledge

LF Logistics, the logistics unit of Li & Fung Limited,… link to full story

11.01.19 - Wayfair Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results

Wayfair Inc. W, +0.80%, one of the world’s largest… link to full story

11.01.19 - Hapag-Lloyd introduces IMO 2020 transition charge

HAPAG-Lloyd is adding an additional surcharge to spot… link to full story

11.01.19 - The ‘Uber for Trucking’ Tries to Navigate Some Uber-Scale Problems

Amit Sekhri took up trucking in the thick of the Great… link to full story

11.01.19 - Beer train on the way to beer lovers around the world

The train connection links the warehouse of Katoen… link to full story

October 2019 Industry News
10.31.19 - COSCO SHIPPING Q3 operating profit more than doubles

COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co. Ltd. (HK:1919) reported… link to full story

10.31.19 - China doubts long-term trade deal possible with Trump

Chinese officials are casting doubts about reaching… link to full story

10.31.19 - Maersk, H&M, Levi team up to explore 'LEO' fuel for ocean shipping

The development of LEO fuel is the latest in a series… link to full story

10.31.19 - Zebra Technologies leaves China as tariffs take $10M bite out of profits

Zebra expects tariffs to have a $5 million to $10 million… link to full story

10.30.19 - Major Vietnamese seaport faces cargo delays due to sunken ship

A sunken vessel in one of Vietnam’s main waterways… link to full story

10.30.19 - Manufacturing shift in Asia poses a conundrum for carriers and ports

Carriers are striving to chase the shifting trade flows.… link to full story

10.30.19 - US warehouse supply catches up with demand, but rates remain lofty

Growth in warehouse capacity in the US has finally… link to full story

10.30.19 - NCTO’s Plea to CBP: Investigate Tariff-Dodging De Minimis Imports

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)… link to full story

10.29.19 - Vietnam Finds Itself Caught in Crossfire of U.S.-China Trade War

Trade wars are making it harder for countries to distinguish… link to full story

10.29.19 - U.S.-China tensions spur progress on giant Asia trade pact

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Tensions between the United States… link to full story

10.29.19 - Euronav sees rising constraints on supertanker capacity

There are usually more bulk ships on the high seas… link to full story

10.29.19 - As Nike pledges no to Arctic shipping, Gap, H&M and more sign on

Three main shipping routes through the Arctic Ocean… link to full story

10.28.19 - U.S. Goods Exports, Imports Drop as Tariffs Weigh on Firms

U.S. exports and imports of goods both slumped in September… link to full story

10.28.19 - Sustainability and resilience are drivers of NY/NJ port strategy

The Port of New York and New Jersey is experiencing… link to full story

10.28.19 - Shippers eye new routes to market as port of Melbourne fees skyrocket

Spiralling terminal access fees at the port of Melbourne… link to full story

10.28.19 - Bunker fuel supply chain being stretched ahead of IMO 2020

With the implementation of IMO2020 getting closer,… link to full story

10.25.19 - Time to declare trans-Pacific peak season a bust?

November draws nigh, the leaves are turning rust and… link to full story

10.25.19 - India Needs More Than Tax Breaks to Become Factory for the World

India needs to remove trade barriers and improve infrastructure… link to full story

10.25.19 - China tariffs cut margins for 70% of US electronics manufacturers

The electronics industry faces a similar pricing conundrum to… link to full story

10.25.19 - Port of Charleston poised to sustain dynamic growth handling big ships

As James I. “Jim” Newsome III enters his second decade… link to full story

10.24.19 - Market to decide shipper bill for IMO 2020

Shippers and container lines will likely settle the… link to full story

10.24.19 - How Trade Policy Uncertainty Stripped US GDP of $100 Billion

A new research paper by IHS Markit estimates that a… link to full story

10.24.19 - U.S. exporters feel lion’s share of pain in U.S.-China trade dispute

Much of the focus in the tit-for-tat U.S.-China trade… link to full story

10.24.19 - There May Be Ways to Tariff-Proof Supply Chains Your Company Hasn’t Thought of Yet

While a “phase one” trade deal between the United States… link to full story

10.23.19 - Some U.S. electronics factories start layoffs as trade tariffs hit

(Reuters) - U.S. electronics factories are investing… link to full story

10.23.19 - China to US ocean shipping rates fall 40%

Dive Brief: Ocean freight rates from China to the… link to full story

10.23.19 - Peak season for air cargo: past results, present challenges

Each year airlines eagerly look forward to the end-of-year… link to full story

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

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

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

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

10.22.19 - Maersk raises earnings expectation

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

10.22.19 - Shopify completes acquisition of 6 River Systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10.18.19 - China ties agriculture binge to Trump reducing US tariffs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10.15.19 - Customs brokers outline burdens of importer verification rule

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

10.15.19 - China says postal fees to rise after US complaint

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10.09.19 - Air cargo in longest slump since global financial crisis

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

10.08.19 - India Looks to Privatize Its Biggest Shipping Company

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10.02.19 - 5 adverse effects of climate change on maritime transport

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

10.02.19 - Blockchain pioneer suspends operations

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

10.02.19 - Wrestling with demurrage fees from government cargo inspections

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

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

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

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

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

10.01.19 - Further container rate weakness forecast for Q4

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

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

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

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

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

09.30.19 - Houston Takes Major Step Towards Channel Expansion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09.27.19 - Where’s my container?

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

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

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

09.26.19 - Asia Pacific airfreight demand down 6.4% in August

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

09.26.19 - Spokesman: China buying US soybeans, pork

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09.24.19 - Deloitte is bullish about 2019 holiday retail sales

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

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

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

09.23.19 - Clarkson downgrades tonne-mile forecasts

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

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

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

09.23.19 - 'Retail apocalypse' could last another 2 years

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09.19.19 - Trucking Industry Raises Alarms on California Gig Economy Legislation

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

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

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

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

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

09.18.19 - FedEx Hit by Trade Tensions and Split With Amazon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09.10.19 - Importers Craft Shipping Schedule to Mitigate Tariff Impact

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09.06.19 - Air freight set for worst year in a decade

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

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

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

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

Previously negotiated rates for international shipping… link to full story

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

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

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

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

09.05.19 - Container Ports Shutter as Hurricane Dorian Threatens Southeast Coast

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

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

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

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

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

09.04.19 - CBP will introduce vessel manifest data confidentiality tool

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

09.04.19 - Proposed rule would require brokers to verify importer IDs

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

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

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

09.03.19 - Get Ready for a September of Trade Skirmishes

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

09.03.19 - CBP making preparations for Hurricane Dorian across Florida

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.26.19 - Indian Sugar Glut Pushes Prices Close to Decade Lows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.22.19 - Industry Pushes for USMCA Passage Amid Political Volatility

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

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

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

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

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

08.21.19 - Customs brokers will get to know importers better

NCBFAA foresees newly proposed importer verification… link to full story

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.20.19 - OOCL to withdraw several Trans-Pacific sailings

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

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

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

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

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

08.20.19 - Pirates Kidnap Crew Members From Two Ships Off Cameroon

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

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

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

08.19.19 - Delays to scrubber retrofits mounting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.16.19 - The journey to 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.14.19 - Macy’s Turnaround Hits Harsh Retail Reality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.13.19 - HKG freighter flights mostly unaffected by ground stop

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

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

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

08.12.19 - CBP adjusts merchandise processing fees

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

08.12.19 - CN, CSX announce new intermodal service

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

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

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

08.12.19 - Global box volume growth slows sharply

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

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

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

08.08.19 - FedEx ends ground-delivery deal with Amazon

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

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

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

08.08.19 - Slowing container growth hits volume multiplier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.06.19 - U.S. Designates China as Currency Manipulator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.03.19 - Cathay Pacific pioneers ULD blockchain technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.02.19 - Investors getting nervous about IMO 2020 tanker pitch

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

08.02.19 - Amazon Pushes Brands to Be Less Boxy

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

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

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

08.02.19 - Global air freight slump shows few signs of easing

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

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

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

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

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

08.01.19 - Pushback on Panama Canal toll hike timing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.29.19 - LA Port Project is Derailed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.24.19 - Vietnam cracks down on tariff-dodging export detours

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

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

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

07.23.19 - IMO 2020: The calm before the storm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.22.19 - Trump administration working to relax truck safety standards

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

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

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

07.19.19 - Will IMO 2020 change US ports of call?

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

07.18.19 - New cracks in the global economy as exports tumble

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

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

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

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

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

07.18.19 - Declines dominate Asian carriers’ June traffic reports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.15.19 - Nike supplier pivots away from Vietnam after exiting China

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

07.15.19 - LA Port commission stands behind automation permit

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

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

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

07.12.19 - Vietnam Goes From Trade War Winner to Trump Target

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.11.19 - Samsung Heavy builds world's largest container ship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.08.19 - More carriers implement war risk surcharges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.01.19 - Moody’s forecasts more automated container terminals

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

07.01.19 - HMM to join THE Alliance

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

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

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

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