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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 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 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Trade in the Context of Economic Expansion (Part 2)

From a trade perspective, we can see that today, US import activity is strong and relative to China should stay strong. Why? Well, have you ever heard the joke…

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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 7, 2019 7:00:00 AM

A Trade War for All?

Adam Smith, author of the book “A Wealth of Nations” and referred to by many as the founding father of capitalism, once said, “Every man lives by exchanging.” In the context of today’s ongoing trade war between the US

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Jan 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Tariff Talley – Reloaded!

It has been several months since I last wrote about the on-going trade war between the US and China (reference Xport’s Blog from September). Please rest assured that while I may not have been talking about the subject,

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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 11, 2018 7:49:00 AM

A Tale of $200B Tariffs

For those keeping track, today the United States (U.S.) and China have equitably traded tariffs amounting to $50B each. On Friday, 7 September, the U.S. President announced a potential for another $200B in tariffs

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