USA Market Insights



Our Subject Matter Experts provide insight into the global supply chain. 

May 2022 - Ocean Update

U.S. Ports are working on clearing congestion while ILWU/PMA labor negotiations start up this week. Learn about what we are seeing in the market this week!

Is the Market Stabilizing?

Covid related lockdowns in China, Freighter cancelations from the U.S. to APAC, and fluctuating prices. Learn about what we are seeing in the market this week!

West Coast Dockworker Contract Renewal Negotiations Start May 15

U.S. West Coast ports are handling ocean containers at record highs, with the port of LA closing out its best first quarter in history. The port congestion has decreased, but as we prepare for an early peak season, the focus will be on the port labor negotiations scheduled to begin on May 15.

Congestion Shifts to East Coast Ports

Port congestion is a problem not limited to the U.S. West Coast. Shipments originating in Asia are seeking alternative ports of discharge to skip the congestion only to run into other congested ports like Charleston, Norfolk, and soon, Houston.

Shanghai Covid Lockdown

The current lockdown is heavily affecting air cargo operations

War and Covid Disrupt the Air Cargo Industry

March was a tough month for the air cargo industry. Capacity and volumes dropped, but airfreight rates continued to rise.

Mexico is the Top U.S. Trading Partner in February

Trade with Mexico grew by 19% over February 2021.

Transloads: Preparing for the 3rd Quarter

Transloading is a potential opportunity to keep your supply chain on track.

Small Package Fuel Surcharges

Fuel prices continue to increase, triggered by the war in Ukraine, Covid lockdowns, and the upcoming summer vacation season.


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