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Pirates Kidnap Crew Members From Two Ships Off Cameroon

08.20.19

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Armed attackers board German and Greek…

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

08.20.19

No growth in air cargo for…

Air cargo volume dropped 4.8% in June,…

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US box ports report surprise growth in imports, despite tariffs

08.20.19

US box ports report surprise…

Despite the escalating US/China trade…

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OOCL to withdraw several Trans-Pacific sailings

08.20.19

OOCL to withdraw several Trans-Pacific…

In response to the expected low seasonal…

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August 2019 Industry News
08.20.19 - OOCL to withdraw several Trans-Pacific sailings

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

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

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

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

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

08.20.19 - Pirates Kidnap Crew Members From Two Ships Off Cameroon

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

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

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

08.19.19 - Delays to scrubber retrofits mounting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.16.19 - The journey to 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.14.19 - Macy’s Turnaround Hits Harsh Retail Reality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.13.19 - HKG freighter flights mostly unaffected by ground stop

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

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

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

08.12.19 - CBP adjusts merchandise processing fees

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

08.12.19 - CN, CSX announce new intermodal service

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

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

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

08.12.19 - Global box volume growth slows sharply

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

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

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

08.08.19 - FedEx ends ground-delivery deal with Amazon

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

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

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

08.08.19 - Slowing container growth hits volume multiplier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.06.19 - U.S. Designates China as Currency Manipulator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.03.19 - Cathay Pacific pioneers ULD blockchain technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08.02.19 - Investors getting nervous about IMO 2020 tanker pitch

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

08.02.19 - Amazon Pushes Brands to Be Less Boxy

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

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

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

08.02.19 - Global air freight slump shows few signs of easing

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

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

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

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

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

08.01.19 - Pushback on Panama Canal toll hike timing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.29.19 - LA Port Project is Derailed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.24.19 - Vietnam cracks down on tariff-dodging export detours

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

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

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

07.23.19 - IMO 2020: The calm before the storm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.22.19 - Trump administration working to relax truck safety standards

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

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

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

07.19.19 - Will IMO 2020 change US ports of call?

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

07.18.19 - New cracks in the global economy as exports tumble

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

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

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

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

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

07.18.19 - Declines dominate Asian carriers’ June traffic reports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.15.19 - Nike supplier pivots away from Vietnam after exiting China

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

07.15.19 - LA Port commission stands behind automation permit

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

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

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

07.12.19 - Vietnam Goes From Trade War Winner to Trump Target

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.11.19 - Samsung Heavy builds world's largest container ship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.08.19 - More carriers implement war risk surcharges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07.01.19 - Moody’s forecasts more automated container terminals

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

07.01.19 - HMM to join THE Alliance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

President Donald Trump said substantial additional… link to full story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

06.21.19 - Trump tariffs crush U.S. pig farmers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

06.18.19 - China Is Cutting Tariffs—For Everyone Else

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

06.13.19 - UPDATED: Canada’s ELD rule announced

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

06.13.19 - Lululemon increasing airfreight ahead of port congestion in Asia

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

06.13.19 - Suspected attacks on two tankers in Gulf of Oman

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

06.13.19 - Imports at Southern California Ports Fell Sharply Last Month

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

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

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

06.12.19 - HD Supply Points to Tariffs in Lowering Outlook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Maritime Organization chief outlines… link to full story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

06.07.19 - Canadian Government to expand capacity of Port of Halifax

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

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

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

06.06.19 - CBP’s ACE impacted by overnight power outage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

06.04.19 - USTR grants more Section 301 exclusions

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

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

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

06.04.19 - Maybe Africa Really Will Become the New China

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

06.03.19 - Chinese goods navigate alternate trade routes to US shores

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05.31.19 - China Threatens Sweeping Blacklist of Firms After Huawei Ban

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

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

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

05.31.19 - Vietnam exports boom as China shipments to US slump

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

05.30.19 - National Strike Paralyzes Argentina Amid Economic Woes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05.29.19 - Employers threaten to lock out ILWU Canada

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

05.29.19 - Employers to lock out ILWU Canada members Thursday

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

05.29.19 - Toxic chemicals likely caused KMTC Hong Kong fire

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

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

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

05.29.19 - Border delays, capacity crunch impact Mexico trade

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

05.28.19 - Big Ocean Cargo Carriers Join Blockchain Initiative

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

05.28.19 - Uncertain times for transpacific traders and carriers

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

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

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

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

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

05.24.19 - Freight Market Shifts into Lower Gear

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

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

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

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

American shippers tell Surface Transportation Board… link to full story

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

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

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

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

05.23.19 - Logistics Bottlenecks Hamper Efforts to Produce Less in China

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

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

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

05.22.19 - Alphaliner slashes 2019 box throughput growth estimate

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

05.22.19 - Rain eases the pain for the Panama Canal

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

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

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

05.21.19 - Official details CBP duty activities, modernization vision

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

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

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

05.21.19 - Temporary license option established for business with Huawei

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

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

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

05.20.19 - 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

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