The labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore Warehouse Union created a backlog of cargo along the West Coast ports in the United States. This backlog created a port crisis, which stalled imports in the United States for much of 2014. In 2015, this port crisis has begun to ease, and…

A lot of products these days come with some sort of tag or sticker stating that they were made in China, Taiwan, Mexico, or any number of countries other than the United States, but manufacturing is far from dead in America. There are many U.S. based manufacturing companies that are achieving a good deal of…

Southeast Asia is a part of the world that many companies are eyeing when it comes to growth potential. This is true for nearly all aspects of business, so it only makes sense that shipping and transport in this region is something that needs to grow and change too. Major shipping player DHL has seen…

The manufacturing industry is changing, and technology is continuing to play a greater and greater role in the industry. Those who are considering the future for their own manufacturing or shipping firms can benefit from knowing about upcoming trends in the industry. Here are the Top 5 Manufacturing Trends in 2015: Internet of Things Growing connectivity…

Freight forwarding has becoming one of the hottest careers  in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected job growth for freight forwarders to be near 24%. Freight forwards need to be well organized and need to be able to communicate with representatives from several other countries. They must be educated in customs…

In 2013, eighty different countries contributed to the 9.9 million barrels of oil that the United States imported each day. The oil, of course, refers to petroleum which is used more specifically as crude oil, diesel fuel, or gasoline. Biofuels are also included among the imports. The vast majority, 78%, of U.S. petroleum import come…