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Jul 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Heavier Tolls from Tariffs?

According to CNBC’s Evelyn Cheng, earlier this week reports from China emerged that GDP growth for that country was “6.2% for the second quarter,” which marked “the slowest year-on-year increase for a quarter in at

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Jun 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Macro Trends That Drive International Shipping

Tariffs continue to be the hot topic in the world of international trade these days. The ongoing trade war with China over trade imbalance and intellectual property theft, the recent threats of a trade war with Mexico

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May 14, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Tariff Talley… Here we go again!!

Over the past year, I have spent much time focusing on the topic of international trade and tariffs. You can read many of my blogs on this topic at https://blog.xportforwarding.com/. In the context of the recent

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Apr 23, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Strong US Growth in 2019 Means Declining Trade Overall… Why?

On April 2nd, as announced by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and reported by the JOC’s Mark Szakonyi, that the 2019 forecast for global trade “would decrease from 3% to 2.6%.” This is driven by the several factors,

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Mar 19, 2019 10:30:16 AM

Trade in the Context of Economic Expansion (Part 1)

It is pretty easy these days to open any news source and read about the US’s growing economy and the parallel decline of world economy. We can also hear about increasing trade deficits, forthcoming bi-lateral trade

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Feb 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Technology Low Down Part 4 – Autonomous Shipping

Recently I have discussed the application of different technologies to help revolutionize the international shipping industry: neural nets, artificial intelligence, block chain, alternative fuels, etc. The next

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Jan 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Freight Forwarding in the midst of a Government Shutdown

It is sometimes easy to forget how dependent that we, as freight forwarders, are on external stakeholders that enable our business. In times like today where we are living through an extended government shutdown, very

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