The teeming warehouses carved into the desert surrounding Laredo, Texas, attest to an explosion of trade between the United States and Mexico.On a recent morning, 55-gallon drums full of chemicals […]
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If There Is a ‘Male Malaise’ With Work, Could One Answer Be at Sea?
Before dawn on a recent day in the port of Seattle, dense autumn fog hugged Puget Sound and ship-to-shore container cranes hovered over the docks like industrial sentinels. Under the […]
What One Importer’s Legal Fight Says About the Power of Cargo Giants
Hamburg Süd would be paid about $1,800 to ship each 40-foot container, which held most of the furniture and household goods that OJ Commerce would sell under its own brands. […]
For Rail Workers, Anger Persists Over Sick Leave
A tentative new contract brokered by the White House offered employees one day off, leaving some dissatisfied and raising the risk of another impasse. Read More
‘No Jobs Available’: The Feast or Famine Careers of America’s Port Drivers.
Consumer demand has cooled, leaving fewer containers to pick up on the West Coast. For Marshawn Jackson, a truck driver paid by the delivery, that means a hard scrabble to […]
How a Rail Strike Could Reinvigorate Supply Chain Disruption
Just as the global supply chain flashes signs of returning to normal, a new crisis now threatens to disrupt the transport of a vast range of goods, from agricultural crops […]
China’s Options for Punishing Taiwan Economically are Limited
In retaliation for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last week, China conducted large-scale military exercises around the self-governing island democracy and suspended some trade between the sides.The exercises led […]
Can Global Shipping Be Fixed? One Regulator Will Try.
Daniel B. Maffei is at once a crucial player in the campaign to subdue inflation, and a figure virtually unknown outside the confines of his wonky Washington domain.He’s the chairman […]
When Home Is a Ferry Ship: An Influx From Ukraine Strains Europe
The duty-free shop on Deck 7 of the Isabelle has been turned into a storage locker and pantry, with suitcases heaped in the perfume section and refrigerated display cases crammed […]
As Russia Chokes Ukraine’s Grain Exports, Romania Tries to Fill In
Stopping at the edge of a vast field of barley on his farm in Prundu, 30 miles outside Romania’s capital city of Bucharest, Catalin Corbea pinched off a spiky flowered […]