Global trade as a percentage of global GDP peaked in 2006 for a variety of reasons. Geopolitical tensions are creating more friction in global trade, while automation is smoothing out the labor cost arbitrages that shifted manufacturing from the U.S. to Asia in the 1980s and ’90s. Meanwhile, more
The automotive, chemicals, and food industries are fueling North American economic integration.
The maritime industry has witnessed seismic technological disruption in the past decade, with process digitalization and automation of select operations helping improve transparency and logistics efficiency. Aside from disrupting back-end operations, automation is now increasingly relevant at the port terminals and on container vessels. The growth of trade across
In the following white paper, the Freight Intel Group examines how 25% tariffs on virtually all $540 billion of Chinese imports will affect freight volumes and rates over the coming months. Will there be a repeat of a rush of ocean imports into the West Coast like the buzzer-beaters in