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Seaports on West, East, and Gulf coasts are all poised to compete on one major imperative: investment in transformational technologies.

United States-bound waterborne shipments in December capped a record-breaking year for global trade, according to data issued this week by global trade intelligence firm Panjiva.

The push to beat pending tariffs on goods imported from China, which has been a major theme in global shipping for the last several months, showed signs of slowing in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report.

All regions and trade lanes are expected to report profits for air and ocean carriers in 2019.

POLA handled 832,231 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU), marking the fifth consecutive month of volumes topping 800,000 TEU, and POLB November volumes, at 621,835 TEU, rose 1.5% annually.

According to new JLL research, a looming capacity shortage in the trucking industry, coupled with rail’s high efficiency, is causing logistics suppliers and transportation providers to turn their focus to intermodal for their supply chain solutions.

Port Tracker reported that U.S.-based retail container ports handled 2.04 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), in October, the most recent month for which data is available, which was up 9% compared to September and up 13.6% annually. This marks the single highest volume month since the Port Tracker report began tracking retail container import volume in 2000.

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have set another new record, reaching 2 million containers in a single month for the first time as retailers continued to bring merchandise into the country ahead of a now-postponed increase in tariffs on goods from China.

This development represents a real change for the industry because, for the first time, global shipping on key trade lanes functions like passenger travel or ecommerce, where customers can obtain guaranteed prices within seconds.

October volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) saw strong growth, according to data respectively issued by each port this week.

Chinese imports account for nearly half of all container imports moving over U.S. ports, so at first blush, port volumes are seemingly at great risk as increased duties are threatened. But, don’t hit the panic button just yet.


Even with a new round of tariffs having recently gone into effect, United States-bound imports are pegged to stay at what are being described as record-high levels, according to data in the new edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

As more vessels are scrapped and new ships are launched, industry analysts are forecasting a long overdue rebound in the breakbulk sector.

The evolution of autonomous vessels and the need for improved liquid natural gas (LNG) transport and delivery are shaping the future of European logistics—and opening new doors for cooperation between the EU and the United States. Stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic say that it’s time for more collaboration, not confrontation.




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