Global Logistics

By Patrick Burnson · January 20, 2017
California’s trade picture has been brightening of late and should maintain its current course at least through the first part of 2017, says Robert Kleinhenz, economist and executive director at Beacon Economics.
By Patrick Burnson · January 17, 2017
In a speech given to the National Retail Federation’s
International Trade Advisory Committee and Strategic Supply Chain Council in New York City
 this week, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission gave a brief overview of the current state of the containerized ocean cargo industry.
By Patrick Burnson · January 10, 2017
Loaded shipping container volume reached an all-time high at the Port of Oakland in 2016. The port reports that it handled the equivalent of 1.83 million loaded Twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) last year. That was up 7.6 percent from 2015, topping the previous record of 1.82 million 20-footers set in 2013.
By Patrick Burnson · December 15, 2016
With THE Alliance Agreement finally approved by U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle explains why he voted to take no further action and allow THE Alliance Agreement to take effect on December 19th.
By Patrick Burnson · December 5, 2016
The outlook is stable for U.S. transportation infrastructure headed into next year though the sector is not without its uncertainties, part of which stem from the new Presidential administration’s plans for infrastructure according to Fitch Ratings in its 2017 outlook report.
By Patrick Burnson · November 29, 2016
Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathered in Lima, Peru, just after Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election earlier this month to regroup—and perhaps rethink—free trade alternatives for the coming year.
By Patrick Burnson · November 29, 2016
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By Patrick Burnson · November 18, 2016
Technology risk has been shifting from shippers to 3PL providers in 2016, and the trend may gather speed in the coming years, says Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · November 4, 2016
Logistics managers trying to make sense of the recent disruptions in the ocean cargo marketplace may expect more change to come, say industry analysts.
By Patrick Burnson · October 31, 2016
K Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha have agreed for form a joint venture company
By Patrick Burnson · October 21, 2016
Management consultants at McKinsey & Company, maintain that the parcel market in the U.S. is set to double by 2025, with Same-day delivery and instant delivery to accounting for one-fifth of the demand.
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2016
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) recently discussed two matters of interest to each of the five Commissioners and the broader shipping public: ongoing developments related to the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, and a third party review of the southern California-based PierPass program.
By Patrick Burnson · October 19, 2016
Hanjin’s receivership represents the trough of the container shipping market and despite continuing concerns of weak trade growth and fleet oversupply a gradual market recovery is now expected
By Patrick Burnson · October 17, 2016
Just a little more than one year ago, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma joined together to launch The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) – an unprecedented demonstration of regional solidarity.

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