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Nov 16

Rate volatility puts carriers' BCO business at risk

This article by Peter Tirschwell originally published on JOC.com. Despite the goal of newly consolidated carriers to reassert themselves to create value in the supply chain, rate volatility and how that alienates key customers and further strengthens non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) may permanently limit carriers’ role to provide who

Nov 14

The Trade Numerologist: Russia Reboots Trade Ties

As President Trump faces an investigation into his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia to win the 2016 election, US trade with Russia is surging. However, as Moscow reengages economically with the rest of the world, especially by selling it oil and gas, it’s expected to turn more toward Beijing and Brussels than Washington, according to analys

Nov 07

The Trade Numerologist: The Japan solution

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s landslide win in Japan’s October 22 elections is considered an endorsement of economic policies designed to maintain Japan’s eminent position in global trade, and a sign the country will cement its rapprochement with the US, especially by importing more natural gas. While China and the US grab most of the headlines, Japan is