Business to Business in Saint Albans, VT

The rise of millennials in the workplace is having a marked impact on industrial buying patterns, according to new study by UPS.

Chinese state soybean buyers asked U.S. exporters to delay cargoes scheduled for July loading into August, citing limited availability of storage capacity, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

2018 was a record-breaking year for the port, moving over 9.5 million TEUs. However, according to port administrators, the FY 2019-2020 budget is factoring in a slowdown in volumes due to trade fluctuations.

Goldman Sachs economists are skeptical that trade policy uncertainty is a major drag on business investment at the moment. Instead, they’re pointing to other economic indicators, which they say are still okay.

Germany is struggling to figure out what it needs to do to get Donald Trump to back off.

The race to push I.T. applications to the cloud isn’t enough to improve collaboration within the supply chain.

Containerized export volume at the Port of Oakland spiked last month, again turning trade war logic on its head. The Port said today that exports, primarily to Asia, were up 8.4 percent compared to May 2018 totals. Imports were up, too, climbing 4.2 percent over last year.

On June 12th, Port Freeport was awarded $6.3 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program to assist with funding the second phase of the Parcel 14 Rail Development.

India has imposed higher customs duties on a raft of U.S. goods effective Sunday in response to similar measures taken by Washington, according to a government notice.

This was the third straight quarter in which inventories grew by tens of billions of dollars as companies import goods ahead of tariffs.

The Panama Canal published today a proposal to modify its current tolls structure for the dry bulk, passenger, containership and vehicle carrier and RoRo segments, as well as tankers, chemical tankers, LPG and LNG vessels, the intra-maritime cluster (local tourism segment) and minimum tolls (small vessels).

Oil rebounded from the lowest in almost five months as two tankers were damaged in a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, just weeks after a previous incident in the region.

Hundreds of barges are stalled on the Mississippi River, clogging the main circulatory system for a farm-belt economy battered by a relentless, record-setting string of snow, rainstorms and flooding.

Britain's National Health Service may be even more important to Brexiters than a trade deal with the U.S.

U.S. stock-index futures rose after President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he would drop plans for tariffs on Mexico.

A senior White House official is seeking to delay putting in place portions of a law that limits the U.S. government’s business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co., according to a person familiar with the matter.

Vietnam said it will impose higher penalties on Chinese goods transferred to the country and illegally relabeled as made-in-Vietnam for export to the U.S. to dodge tariff hikes.

China’s soybean purchases dropped 24% in May from a year earlier after the spread of African swine fever hurt demand for the animal feed ingredient, and as the trade war with the U.S. led the world’s biggest buyer to halt purchases of American beans.

Accelerating demand for cold storage space could create a supply-demand imbalance due to the specialization and resource-intensive nature of cold-storage construction.

North Sea crude will retain its attractiveness to South Korean buyers when the U.K. leaves the European Union following a deal between the two countries.

Companies are dealing with the uncertainty surrounding trade by reviewing internal controls and procedures, forecasting prices using simulations and looking for new suppliers.

Cargo volume is up again at the Port of Oakland in 2019, but for how long? That’s the question Maritime Director John Driscoll posed this week to 50 trade executives assembled here.

Supplier Relationship Management places the focus on how suppliers and buyers can work more closely during the entire lifecycle of a product.

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to continue to grow this summer as retailers stock up inventory to get ahead of higher tariffs, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Though experts don't expect a rush on warehouse space, limited availability adds drama to a new slew of tariffs that could run into peak season decisions.

Scenario mapping, inventory tracking and collaboration with industry and public sector partners are a few strategies organizations have deployed after Harvey, Maria, Sandy, Katrina and countless other devastating storms.

A speedy post-hurricane return to normal requires competitors to become collaborators to effectively manage inventory and cold chains.

The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on goods from countries found to have undervalued currencies, in a move that would further escalate its assault on global trading rules.

The Trump administration’s latest round of farm aid may fail in its aim to avoid influencing U.S. planting decisions.

Sound infrastructure will be necessary to handle the large volume of trucks on the roads — driverless or not.

China blamed Washington for wrecking trade talks and insisted the U.S. must alter its “wrong practices” before negotiations can resume, leaving the next move to President Donald Trump as financial markets slump amid prospects for a prolonged dispute.