Posts Tagged: Research & Reports

The Year in Trade 2018: U.S. Global Trade Trends

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) just released its annual “The Year in Trade” report for 2018. This detailed report features all of the global trade trends from 2018. Some of the key elements to this report are exchange rate trends, administration of U.S. trade laws, global trade agreements, new trade relations, and global… Read more »

U.S. Global Trade Trends from The Year in Trade 2017 Report

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The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) just released its updated “The Year in Trade 2017” report. This report covers all of the global trade trends from 2017. Included in this report are exchange rate trends, trade laws and regulations, global economic trends, regional trade activity, global trade agreements, and new trade relations, among other… Read more »

Current State of the Air Cargo Industry Heading into 2018

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The air freight industry has experienced some radical shifts throughout the years, and 2018 will be no exception. Headwinds are in store for international air freight transporters as they manage available air capacity, especially during peaking season. Capacity is likely to become harder to find. If large shippers acquire a larger slice of the available… Read more »

Transportation and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018 and Beyond

There’s a lot going on in the world of logistics right now. At Logistics Plus, we’ve been keeping pace with many of the current transportation and logistics trends, and here are some things to watch in both trucking and global logistics over the next several years. Automation. Labor shortages and capacity constraints are driving deep… Read more »

2018 Third-Party Logistics Study – Key Takeaways

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In case you haven’t had a chance to read the 2018 Third-Party Logistics Study, here are some key takeaways from the results and findings of the 22nd annual report by Dr. C. John Langley and Infosys: Global Results Have Been Mixed. Overall 3PL revenues, estimated at $802B in 2016, have declined slightly over the past several… Read more »

World Growth to Accelerate According to IMF via Armada

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If you’re looking for reliable, insightful, and digestible economic, political, and business intelligence, you should check out Armada Executive Intelligence.  Their Black Owl Report executive briefing system is a must-have for any business leader wanting to stay current on global news and events that could impact your supply chain. Shown below is an excerpt from… Read more »

2017 Global Logistics Guide by Inbound Logistics

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The folks at Inbound Logistics magazine published their 13th annual Global Logistics Guide in the March 2017 issue.  You can also read the full report online.  As part of the report, Inbound Logistics ranks major foreign countries according to the following criteria: Transportation infrastructure (T) IT competency (I); Business culture (B); and Intangibles (X). For your benefit, we have… Read more »

Top Commodities, Challenges & Opportunities for U.S. Exporters

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Overview. 2016 business reports show that U.S. exporters exported $2.2 trillion worth of goods and services. This was about 12% of total economic output in GDP terms. Keep in mind that only 1% of American businesses export their products. Based on the report, the U.S. is the 3rd largest exporter in the world right behind China… Read more »

Top Logistics Challenges Facing Shippers Today

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According to the 2016 State of Third-Party Logistics Study by Capgemini, the chart shown here presents some of the top logistics challenges facing shippers today. Not surprisingly, a majority of the study’s respondents indicated “cutting transportation cost” as a top challenge. Beyond that, many respondents identified less obvious pain-points, but important considerations nonetheless. As the study… Read more »

U.S. Trade with India Continues to Grow

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The United States International Trade Commission just released its updated “The Year in Trade 2014” report. The report, which covers global trade trends and activities, indicated that the value of U.S.-India two-way merchandise trade has increased 5% since 2013. In 2014, merchandise exports to India were valued at $21.6 billion. Leading U.S. exports to India included diamonds,… Read more »