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US Dollar Improving Trade

As the value of the US dollar increases, so does the economic might of the US economy. A great example of this might is with the trading of goods to the US. A stronger US dollar will raise ocean freight … Continue reading

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US Trade Deficit with the Far East

The trade deficit that the US has is about to explode. The Journal of Commerce is reporting that US imports from the Far East will increase in 2015; meanwhile, it seems that US exported shipments to this region will decrease. … Continue reading

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Germany Continues Trade Surplus

As many nations like the US are suffering from a trade deficit, Germany has become a beacon of how to build a growing trade surplus. And while there are smart international shipping strategies used by German businesses, the reasons for … Continue reading

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The US Trade Deficit

The trade deficit has been an ongoing issue impacting the US economy. Let’s take a look back at the trade deficit in 2014. US companies exported a total of $2.345 billion worth of goods in 2014. Meanwhile, the US also … Continue reading

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Shipping Rare-Earth Materials from China

Whether you realize it or not, rare-earth materials are found in numerous products that consumers and organizations use daily. Examples, such as scandium and cerium, are found in smart phones, automobiles, green energy products and national defense technologies. China, being … Continue reading

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US Imports Increase

As we complete the final quarter of 2014, some wonder how the economy faired during this time. Imports into the US certainly triumphed. The US Commerce Department reported a .9% increase in imports during October to $240.97 billion. This has … Continue reading

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Russian Trade Sanctions

As the situation between Russia and the Ukraine intensifies, there has been a sharp economical impact felt throughout the international shipping industry. Trade sanctions are in place and the penalties are incredibly severe. Nations like the US imposed sanctions against … Continue reading

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What an Independent Scotland Means for Shipping

There is an upcoming election in Scotland and the vote could result in Scotland declaring independence from the United Kingdom. This is certainly a potentially important moment in the history of Scotland. For many residents in Scotland, an opportunity for … Continue reading

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International Shipping of Bourbon

A major homemade US product is claiming increased sales due to international shipping. That product is bourbon. It was recently reported that Kentucky bourbon production reaches its highest point in decades. More and more Kentucky bourbon bottles are constantly being … Continue reading

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The Need to Trade with Africa

40 out of the 47 heads of African nations attended the 2014 US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington during August. A main purpose of the Summit was to strengthen the political and economic ties between the United States and trading partners … Continue reading

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