Global Trade

By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2017
September shipments were up 4.9% annually at 976,605. While this is down compared to August’s 1,066,698, the annual improvement is ahead of August’s 2.2% annual spread.
By Jeff Berman · September 21, 2017
Heading into August, analysts at global trade intelligence firm Panjiva said that the month could set a new record for the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments. That estimate turned out to be accurate based on data the New York City-based firm issued this week.
By Jeff Berman · August 17, 2017
July shipments at 1,032,065 saw a 5.7% annual gain, outpacing annual gains for 2.8% and 3.3% for June and May, respectively. This represents the fifth consecutive month of growth, as well as being the second month ever, along with August 2016, to top the 1 million-shipment mark and the 11th annual increase over the last 12 months.
By Jeff Berman · July 17, 2017
June shipments at 958,294 were up 2.8% annually, which was off from May’s 3.3% annual spread.
By Jeff Berman · June 20, 2017
May shipments at 987,650 were up 3.3% annually, which was down from April’s 9.7% annual spread, which was the fastest rate of growth going back to February 2016.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2017
January imports were up 5.4 percent annually at 929,970, topping December’s 928,535 on a sequential basis. This marked the seventh consecutive month of growth, according to Panjiva data.
By Patrick Burnson · December 6, 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 in November to regroup—and perhaps rethink—free trade alternatives for the coming year.
By Patrick Burnson · July 11, 2016
The UK will probably no longer be subject to EU law, and will likely apply its own national legislation across the board.
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