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Research on Logistics

Whatever your do, you rely on logistics. Access analysis of the competitive dynamics and corporate finances of the shipping companies, as well as the impact of port activity and shipping rates on your business.


North Beats South as West Coast Port Activity Falls

Trade activity on the west coast of North America is slowing. Container handling through the seaports at Seattle and Tacoma fell 4.1% year over year in February, though that was in part due to the earlier lunar new year – handling in the first two months of 2019 actually increased by 3.4%. Canada’s two big west coast also saw an increase in the first two months of the year of 7.2%. Yet, the Californian ports saw a 10.7% slump in handling in February and 5.1% in the first two months of the year. As a result total handling across the region – which going forward will be driven by the outcome of U.S.-China trade talks and an emerging widespread export downturn across Asia – fell by 2.1% year-over-year in the first two months of 2019.

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Research on Manufacturing Industries

Learn what trade data can tell you about industries from commodities and food to electronics and autos with concise, regular updates.


General Motors Extends Its Bet on Brazil as Mexican Opportunity Emerges

General Motors will invest 10 billion reais ($2.62 billion) in Brazil over the next five years. That’s part of an extensive supply chain restructuring that saw it announce U.S. factory closures in November. GM’s Brazilian operations’ combined imports and exports climbed 4.5% year over year in 2018, led by a 10.6% surge in imports. Lower exports may be linked to weaker sales and could be helped by the recently launched Brazil-Mexico automotive free trade deal. GM’s shipments from China to Brazil surged 27.4% higher and have displaced imports from South Korea as well as Mexico.

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Research on Economics

Get the story behind the story with in-depth analysis of what is driving trade in the world’s largest economies.


Fedex Focuses on Profitability as Revenue Growth Slows

Fedex reported fiscal 3Q, or calendar 1Q, revenue growth of just 2.9% compared to a year earlier. That was the slowest rate for the third party logistics provider since 2Q 2015. The slowdown was widespread across the business with the express parcel segment saw a 1.0% drop in revenues. The company may have also underperformed its peers with U.S. seaborne shipments that dropped 14.6% year over year in February compared to an industry average of a 4.4% slide. One explanation may be a focus on profitability. Fedex’s EBITDA margin of 11.3% was slightly down from 11.5% a year earlier, but that compares to an average 1.5% points year over year drop on average in each of the previous seven quarters.

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Research on Politics

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2Q19 Policy Outlook: Traveling Without Moving, Six Deals to Watch

A slowdown in global trade is being accompanied by glacial progress in six of the major trade negotiations identified in Panjiva’s 2019 Outlook. (1) Brexit remains in limbo until a third British parliamentary vote due next week. The no-deal deadline for leaving the EU has effectively been moved to April 12. The autos and apparel sectors are most exposed to any increases in tariffs applied by the EU. (2) Ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement appears unlikely before the summer. It is being held up in part by U.S. steel duties that have failed to prevent a 10.1% year over year rise in Mexican exports in January. (3) A U.S.-China trade deal looks less likely after President Donald Trump threatened to leave tariffs in place until China has proven it will deliver on its commitments. Meanwhile the outcome of the trade war in terms of net exports finally turned in America’s favor in February. (4) U.S. trade deals with both the EU and Japan are making slow progress. In the EU’s case there are seemingly intractable differences on the inclusion of agriculture. President Trump’s threats to apply section 232 automotive duties – where a decision is due May 17 – is a potent lever given EU auto exports are 6.5x U.S. exports. (5) The U.S. negotiations with Japan there’s the added complication of a section 232 review of titanium sponge. Japan supplies 93% of U.S. imports and may be declared a national security risk. 6) The RCEP trade deal in Asia – including China, India, Japan and South Korea among others – is unlikely to make much progress until year end. That’s despite slowing trade in most Asian countries, including a 4.7% year over year drop in Chinese exports in the first two months of 2019, an 8.3% slide in South Korea and a 5.3% drop in Japan.

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