Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Shipping

Booming US-China Trade Brushes Off Trump Trade War and Pandemic

By Eric Martin and James Mayger (Bloomberg) — China and the U.S. are shipping goods to each other at the briskest pace in years, making the world’s largest bilateral trade relationship...

July 22, 2021
Total Views: 1658

Thursday, July 1, 2021
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Shipping

Republican Senators Urge Biden to End Trump-Initiated Trade War

By Laura Davison (Bloomberg) — A group of Republican lawmakers asked President Joe Biden to end the “self-inflicted harm” his GOP predecessor, Donald Trump, caused in starting a multi-front trade war with...

July 1, 2021
Total Views: 3619

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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Shipping

Biden Trade Chief Pledges to Build Off Trump’s China Agreement

By Eric Martin (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden’s chief trade negotiator pledged to build off the deal with China reached under Donald Trump and said that tariff removal will depend on...

May 5, 2021
Total Views: 1206

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
port of long beach
Ports

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened to Record in February

By Olivia Rockeman (Bloomberg) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in February to a record high as solid household and business demand kept imports running ahead of shipments to overseas customers....

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 711

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Katherine Tai nomination hearing
Shipping

Senate Unanimously Confirms Tai as U.S. Trade Representative

(Bloomberg) — Katherine Tai easily won Senate confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative, putting the former congressional staffer at the center of thorny decisions on enforcement and tariffs that President Joe...

March 17, 2021
Total Views: 1034

Monday, March 8, 2021
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Shipping

Three Ships Carrying U.S. Ethanol Headed to China -Sources

By Stephanie Kelly NEW YORK, March 8 (Reuters) – Three ships carrying ethanol were heading to China from the U.S. Gulf Coast, three trade sources told Reuters on Monday, a...

March 8, 2021
Total Views: 7991

Friday, March 5, 2021
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Ports

U.S. Trade Gap Widens to Near Record as Imports Surge

By Eric Martin (Bloomberg) — The U.S. trade deficit widened to the third-biggest on record in January as imports surged to the highest since mid-2019. The gap in trade of goods...

March 5, 2021
Total Views: 1454

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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Ports

U.S. Imports at Full Speed Show Uneven Global Recovery Pace

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — A surge of imports into the U.S. economy shows little sign of slowing down, clogging American ports and highlighting ways the pandemic is still causing imbalances...

March 2, 2021
Total Views: 1402

Friday, February 26, 2021
Katherine Tai nomination hearing
Shipping

Biden Trade Pick Says China Must Deliver on Phase-One Pact

By Eric Martin and Jenny Leonard (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden’s nominee for trade chief called on China to live up to the commitments in its trade pact with the U.S. — the...

February 26, 2021
Total Views: 2411

Friday, February 5, 2021
Containership docking Port of Long Beach
Ports

U.S. Annual Trade Gap Grows to Biggest Since Financial Crisis

By Eric Martin (Bloomberg) — The U.S. last year posted its biggest annual trade deficit since 2008 as the global health crisis depressed export markets for American companies. The gap in...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 1062

Friday, January 29, 2021
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Shipping

Trump’s Trade Deal with China Under Review, White House Says

By Jenny Leonard and Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration has former President Donald Trump’s so-called phase-one trade deal with China “under review” along with the rest of the U.S....

January 29, 2021
Total Views: 1529

Monday, January 11, 2021
containers at port of los angeles
Shipping

How China Won Trump’s ‘Easy to Win’ Trade War

By Bloomberg News – U.S. President Donald Trump famously tweeted that “trade wars were good, and easy to win” in 2018 as he began to impose tariffs on about $360 billion of imports from China....

January 11, 2021
Total Views: 3762

Monday, November 2, 2020
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Maritime News

Trump Changed How the U.S. Trades, But Not Necessarily as Intended – Graphs

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy torched a 70-year consensus on trade liberalization, drew a harder line against China’s state-driven economic model and...

November 2, 2020
Total Views: 186

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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Maritime News

China’s Rebound Bolsters Its Global Trade Dominance

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China is cementing its status as the world’s dominant trading nation, confounding warnings that a once in a century pandemic combined with simmering tensions with...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 78

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Violated Trade Rules With Tariffs on China, WTO Says

By Bryce Baschuk (Bloomberg) — The World Trade Organization undercut the main justification for President Donald Trump’s trade war against China, saying that American tariffs on Chinese goods violate international...

September 15, 2020
Total Views: 35

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
port of long beach
Maritime News

Port of Long Beach Reports Best August Ever Amid COVID-19, Trade War Uncertainty

The Port of Long Beach had its best August in its 109-year history, marking a strong start to the peaking shipping season despite lingering economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19...

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 43

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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Maritime News

U.S. and China Signal Progress on Trade Deal as Relations Fray

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — The U.S. and China reaffirmed their commitment to the phase-one trade deal in a biannual review, demonstrating a willingness to cooperate even as tensions rise...

August 25, 2020
Total Views: 24

Thursday, July 16, 2020
MSC_isabella_Los_angeles
Interesting

Port of Los Angeles Cargo Volumes Down 17% in First Half 2020

More than 776,000 fewer twenty-foot equivalent cargo containers moved across the docks at the Port of Los Angeles in the first half of 2020 compared to last year due to...

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 35

Monday, June 29, 2020
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Maritime News

Despite Trump’s Calls to Decouple, U.S. Companies Ship More From China Faster

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Just as the U.S. president urges American companies to ditch China, many of them can’t get more of China fast enough. Consider the voyage of...

June 29, 2020
Total Views: 48

Friday, June 26, 2020
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Maritime News

More Transatlantic Blankings Unveiled as New Trade War Threatens

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – 2M partners Maersk and MSC have extended the suspension of their TA4/NEUATL4 transatlantic loop through to September. The service, which deploys five vessels with...

June 26, 2020
Total Views: 26