PMSA West Coast Trade Report for October 2017

This Month’s West Coast Trade Report  Good Day, Below please find the October 2017 issue of the PMSA West Coast Trade Report.  Included in this month’s report: Parsing the August 2017 Loaded TEU Numbers Commentary by Jock O’Connell: The Pitfalls of Prophecy A Decade of No Growth and Lost Marketshare Container Dwell Time: Dwell Time Decreases […]

San Francisco Chronicle – Peace on the waterfront

Peace on the waterfront Union, ports agree to extend contract amid global turmoil THOMAS LEE Leah Millis / The Chronicle Longshoremen work at the Port of Oakland, a major shipping center where they are covered by a contract extension. Leah Millis / The Chronicle A worker drives a forklift around shipping containers at the Port […]

What a Mexican Import Tax Might Mean for West Coast Ports

Following a series of controversial proposals and the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership, many are holding their breath as they await the Trump administration’s next move on trade. Trump’s proposals, such as a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico, might not only sour our relationships with some of our […]

Beacon Economics – California Trade Reports – February 2017

  February 2017 California Exports End 2016 On High Note California’s export trade concluded 2016 with an exceptionally strong showing. In December, the state’s exporters posted a 9.3% gain over the same time last year. … Read Full Analysis Now  Meet Our Experts Christopher Thornberg Christopher Thornberg is widely credited as being one of the earliest and most […]

Trump’s Action on Trans Pacific Partnership Raises Concerns Over What Comes Next

Amongst a slew of executive orders signed in his first week of office, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, on Monday. Trump’s action does not create any sort of immediate impact since the TPP is not yet in effect and still at the mercy of Congress, where […]

China ePort services goes ‘Single Window’- A message from the Monterey Bay International Trade Association

China ePort services goes ‘Single Window’ Dear MBITA members and TradePort associates: Exporting to China? TradePort will be presenting two complimentary webinars on the new GeTS web-based, ‘single window’ system for the new China ePort system that addresses the challenges of clearance management, enforcement, logistics and commerce services from Chinese Customs. Join us for these two […]

California Trade Report for October 2016

October 2016 California Exports Up California exporters posted solid year-over-year gains in the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, a continuation of positive trends that have been emerging over the year… Read Full Analysis Now SHARE:  Meet Our Experts Christopher Thornberg Christopher Thornberg is widely credited as being one of the earliest and […]

Beacon Economics California Trade Report for August 2016

LOGIN CREATE AN ACCOUNT August 2016 Hard Slog May Be Brightening for California Exporters It has not been a gratifying year for California’s export trade, but June saw the beginning of better trends… Read Full Analysis Now SHARE: Meet Our Experts Christopher Thornberg Christopher Thornberg is widely credited as being one of the earliest and […]

Beacon Economics California Trade Report for June 2016

LOGIN CREATE AN ACCOUNT June 2016 California Exports Slump The nominal value of California’s export trade slid lower in the latest numbers. Year-over-year growth is unlikely to return until economic conditions improve among the state’s principal foreign trading partners… Read Full Analysis Now SHARE:  Meet Our Experts Christopher Thornberg Christopher Thornberg is widely credited as […]

California Exports Lag Last Year’s Figures

Sacramento Bee: California exports continue to lag last year’s figures — The state’s merchandise exports had a total value of $13.75 billion in March, down 8.2 percent from $14.98 billion a year earlier, according to Wednesday’s report from Beacon Economics, a consulting firm with offices in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.