27 Oct 2023

Textile Enforcement Statistics Show CBP’s Commitment to Protecting American Industry

  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released fiscal year (FY) 2023 textile enforcement statistics today, demonstrating the agency’s robust efforts to protect American workers and legitimate importers from unlawful textile imports that violate U.S. trade laws and trade agreements. In FY 2023, CBP: Seized more than 5,000 textile shipments valued at more than $129 […]

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23 Oct 2023

Container Shipping Market Forecast for 2024

A recent report by analyst Maritime Strategies International (MSI) predicts a positive outlook for container carriers operating between Asia and North Europe in 2024. The report cites emerging signs of a demand recovery in the medium term, as inventories are replenished. The Trans-Pacific route is expected to experience healthy growth in the upcoming year, while […]

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15 Oct 2023

China’s Global Shipping Network: A Tool for Surveillance and Control

Beijing’s global maritime operations double as intelligence-gathering outposts. Introduction: Maritime trade, which accounts for ninety percent of global trade, plays a pivotal role in connecting markets worldwide. However, its vulnerability to disruptions, whether due to pandemics, port congestion, or shipping incidents, underscores the need for safeguarding this critical sector. Unlike traditional naval embargoes, modern warfare […]

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13 Oct 2023

Exporters face challenges in container shipping market, despite improvements

  Freight rates are higher and scheduling complications are worse than pre-COVID ‘normal’. Container rates for U.S. imports have normalized. Rates for America’s exports have not. Both spot and contract rates for U.S. exports are still up double digits from pre-COVID levels. And rates are not the biggest cost issue exporters face, according to Peter […]

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10 Oct 2023

Cloud Computing: The Key to a More Efficient and Effective Air Cargo Industry

Here’s why utilizing a cloud-based solution is not only the most advanced but also the most secure way of integrating and operating within the air cargo landscape. Introduction: In the rapidly evolving landscape of global trade and logistics, the air cargo industry stands as a linchpin. To meet the demands of this dynamic sector, innovative […]

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