CHICAGO, May 18 (Reuters) - Some U.S. importers who shifted cargo away from West Coast ports to rival gateways over fears that labor contract talks could disrupt shipments have begun bringing some of that volume back, even as those negotiations stretch into their 13th...
West Coast ports lost market share. Will they get it back?
The paths so many goods travel as they cross the globe have changed, as have the ports where they arrive in this country. Remember when there was a line, like, 100 ships long to get into the Port of Los Angeles? Well, there is no backup now. Container volumes at West...
Expert Advice: 3 Ways Descartes’ Global Shipping Report Helps Companies Make Better Logistics Decisions
Chris Jones, EVP of Industry and Services for Descartes, explains the value of looking beyond one’s supply chain to better understand how commodities and freight flow. View the PDF
Global Shipping Update: Modicum of Relief as Import Volumes Fall in Line with 2019 Levels
With the second quarter of 2023 on the horizon, importers and logistics service providers (LSPs) are wondering what lies ahead. The economic landscape is anything but predictable and there are conflicting opinions on what direction the economy will take. As for...
U.S. imports of containerized goods retreat to pre-pandemic level
LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. imports of goods in ocean shipping containers in December fell to levels approaching those last seen before the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report said on Tuesday. Read the full article on Reuters.com
Imports Into Southern California’s Ports Plunged 26% in October
Port of Los Angeles executive director says protracted contract negotiations are pushing importers to Gulf and East Coast gateways Imports into the nation’s busiest container port complex in Southern California are plummeting as U.S. trade sputters and retailers and...
US imports sink in September, suffer steepest drop since 2020 lockdowns
10/10/22 – Demand for Asian goods began dropping earlier this year. This is now having a delayed — and highly negative — effect on U.S. imports. Read More
What the First Half of 2022 Tells Us About Global Trade for the Future
More than halfway into 2022 and we are only certain about one thing – that predicting global trade flows is harder than ever. As Descartes’ Chris Jones writes, high inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine threaten to depress the economy. Read The Article »
What’s Happening at the Top U.S. Port?
In an interview with SupplyChainBrain, Descartes’ Mark Segner talks about a significant shift in U.S. import sources away from China and towards select countries in Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam and Thailand. Read The Article »
Why the Global Shipping Crisis Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon
Supply chain issues continue to plague the industry, while persistent inflation and conflict abroad could create additional market chaos. Here's what it means for distributors. Read The Article »