IMPORT & EXPORT

Cargo-Container Volumes Surge at Local Ports

By Deborah Belgum | July 17, 2014

With contract negotiations still going on with West Coast longshore workers, apparel importers and retailers were pushing to land their goods before a potential work stoppage or port strike takes place.

Retail Cargo-Container Imports to Be Up This Year

Retail Cargo-Container Imports to Be Up This Year

Despite a federal budget cut to ports and other transportation entities, retail cargo volumes imported into the United States are expected to inch up gradually.

Value-Added Employment: Study Looks at U.S. Jobs Retained Despite Offshore Production

Just because apparel is made overseas, it doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of U.S. jobs that go into making a label.

East Coast Port Strike Averted With Tentative Deal

East Coast Port Strike Averted With Tentative Deal

After months of negotiations, a potentially crippling strike at 15 East Coast and Gulf Coast ports has been avoided after negotiators representing longshore workers and shipping companies agreed to a tentative deal on a new six-year contract.

Clerks at Los Angeles/Long Beach Ports Agree to New Contract

After more than two years of negotiations, the clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will not be striking again this year.

U.S. Apparel Purchases on a Flat Course in 2012

U.S. consumers played it cautious last year when it came to clothing purchases, leading to a slight dip in apparel imports in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Southern California Ports Spending Big on Infrastructure to Compete

Cargo-container volumes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been on an even keel lately as the economy slowly recovers.

Polygon Solutions: Helping Entrepreneurs Outsource the Back-End Operations

Last year, Josh Levine launched his brand, Frame Denim, and landed orders from Ron Herman and Net-a-Porter for his Los Angeles–based,high-end denim line. ...

With Import Ban Lifted, Apparel Makers Investigate Myanmar

After the U.S. import ban was lifted, the American Apparel & Footwear Association was bombarded with inquiries about Myanmar. “We have gotten interest from all sorts of people,” said Steve Lamar, executive vice president of the apparel and footwear trade group.

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