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Shippers Beg Biden to Help Make ILWU Contract Negotiations Go Smoothly

As the expiration of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) quickly approaches, shippers are getting more and more anxious about the potential of contentious negotiations throwing [...]

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Record Imports & No More Overcapacity – Are We Really Seeing a “New Normal” in International Shipping?

As the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach hit record volumes of imports for March and freight rates reached a new peak, experts are telling us that the days of overcapacity, and the lower [...]

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US Ag Exporters Urge President Biden Take Action Against Ocean Freight Carriers’ Practices

71 U.S. agricultural industry groups teamed up to write a letter to President Biden, informing him of the injury ocean freight carriers are doing to US agriculture, food, and forestry product [...]

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China Halves Tariffs & Coronavirus Epidemic Disrupts Shipping

This post could be thought of as an update to both last week's post about how the coronavirus is affecting international trade with China and our three part series going through the Phase One [...]

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Chapter By Chapter Look at Phase One Trade Agreement with China Part 3

You could call this phase three of the Phase One Trade Agreement with China breakdown, but we won't call this post that to avoid making it sound confusing. Still, this is the third part of our [...]