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Fixing NAFTA

What’s been described as “the worst trade deal in the history of the world” will not be scrapped after all but instead, renegotiated. The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has had its share of champions and critics through the years. The US Chamber of Commerce cites such statistics as exports from the US […]

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2016 US Freight Year in Review

Mixed news for the 2016 US freight market for most of the year; however, the year looks to end on a positive note for many modes of transport. The economy continued to gain momentum as the contentious US presidential election was finally settled in November. Through November, East Coast ports benefited from the expanded Panama […]

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Amazon takes to the Sky

Recent rumors suggest Amazon is now getting into the air cargo business. According to unconfirmed reports, Amazon has been testing flights out from Wilmington, Ohio since at least November. Operated by subsidiaries of Air Transport Services Group, there have been a total of 217 flights from November 1 to December 17, 2015. The flights have […]

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Positive outlook for US retail import cargo

After a slow start to the year, it appears US retail ocean import cargo volume may be on the increase. According to the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates, estimated US retail import cargo volume for March was 1.19m TEUs, up almost 10% from last year. It is expected to increase 3.2% in April. The […]

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High oil prices may dampen continued US economic growth

Ti’s latest Global Logistics Monitor notes US economic growth continued throughout the first quarter despite rising oil prices – however, this may not continue if oil prices continue to rise. Signs of a strengthening US economic was evident throughout the first quarter of 2012 – including declines in unemployment, rising US consumer confidence and increasing manufacturing […]

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Record US exports to China in 2011

Long known as the world’s largest importer, the US is now emphasizing its export capabilities as the country’s exports of petroleum, automobiles and agriculture rise. In particular, the US to China trade lane appears to be on the increase. According to the US-China Business Council, China is now the US’ third largest export market behind Canada […]

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