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Record Year Ahead? U.S. Imports Boom as Protectionism Remains Bottled

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · October 13, 2017
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The U.S. trade boom looks set to have continued in September. Panjiva data shows seaborne import shipments climbed 4.9% on a year earlier. That’s an acceleration from August’s 2.2% expansion, and suggests the disruptions from Hurricane Irma early in the month were rapidly recovered. It was also was the seventh straight month of growth, and […]

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10 Most Read Panjiva Research Reports in September 2017

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · October 6, 2017
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Logistics resilience, and specifically the terrible results of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, was the preoccupation for our readers in September. Hurricane Irma’s disruption of 10,600 TEUs of daily handling pales when compared to Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico. The day-to-day business of logistics continued, with a focus on the strong performance of Expeditors and […]

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American Shipping Shrugs Off Harvey To Deliver Another Record in August

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · September 22, 2017
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U.S. seaborne imports climbed 2% to a new record in August, Panjiva data shows. That was the sixth straight rise, to breach 1.07 million shipments, but it was also the slowest rate in a year due to disruption from Hurricane Harvey. Evidence of Harvey’s damage can be seen in a 2% slide in shipments from […]

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Imports Break the Bar as Trump Administration Ponders Action

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · August 11, 2017
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U.S. seaborne imports climbed 6% on a year earlier in July, breaching one million shipments for only the second time (the previous being August 2016), Panjiva data shows. Tariff-sensitive sectors continued to lead the way, with automotive industry imports rising 20% (despite a slide in sales) while steel saw a 10% increase. The latter comes […]

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20 Most Read Panjiva Research Reports in July

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · August 4, 2017
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Consolidation returned to the logistics industry in July, with our readers’ most read articles including the state of the NVOCC and container-line sectors as well as COSCO Shipping’s bid for Orient Overseas. A focus on trade policy was inevitable, with the Trump administration considering its options in Venezuela for “strong and swift” action. U.S relations […]

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Trade Sabre Rattling Likely Drew in More Steel, Autos in June

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · July 17, 2017
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U.S. import growth probably continued in June, with seaborne shipments rising 3% on a year earlier, Panjiva data shows. That was the fourth straight month of growth, and may be understated if the Petya virus delayed reporting from Maersk. Shipments from the EU led the way in absolute terms with 13% growth, while Vietnam was […]

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20 Most Read Panjiva Research Articles in June

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · July 6, 2017
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Trade policy remained a favorite with our readers in June, with putative sanctions against Venezuela and our preview of a long summer of trade policy events being the most read items. The Trump administration remained busy in terms of meetings – with summits with India and South Korea a focal point – though the government […]

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20 Most Read Panjiva Research Articles in May

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · June 6, 2017
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May was a busy month for U.S. trade policy, our readers’ interests show, with President Trump finally starting NAFTA renegotiations and the announcement of a 10 point plan for developments with China (worth $2.4 billion) signed. The president’s overseas trip ended in a spat with Germany, though Panjiva data suggests that may be the wrong […]

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Tariff Race Back On, Making American Imports Great Again

  • By Christopher Rogers
  • · May 12, 2017
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The U.S. import boom extended in April, with seaborne shipments rising 10% on a year earlier according to Panjiva data. That follows an import-driven 17% jump in the trade deficit in March. It will likely increase pressure on the Department of Commerce to accelerate its tariff deficit and trade deal reviews early. Import growth was […]

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