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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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Apr 25, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Impact of Protectionism on Global Trade!

In the last Xport blog I wrote about a strengthening US economy paired with an overall decline in global trade. I spent some time thinking about this seemingly paradoxical position. It appears to me that this result

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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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Oct 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The Global Impact of the U.S./China Trade War

As the trade war between the U.S. and China has intensified over the last year, it is reasonable to wonder the question: “What does this mean for the larger globe?” Quantifying the economic effects of a U.S./China

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Sep 19, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The Tariff Tally... Part III

Earlier this week, the next phase of the ongoing trade war between the United States and China escalated. Starting September 24th (next Monday) tariffs of 10% will be placed on $200B in Chinese goods. While specialized

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Aug 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Thoughts to Reduce International Shipping Risk

The news is being dominated today by discussions of tariffs, scarcity of stateside trucking, rising fuel prices, carrier adjustments to contract increasing competition associated with container pricing, etc. Despite

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