The figures are expressed in TEU, the most common measurement of containerized ocean shipping. One standard foot ocean container equals two TEU. These lists are restricted to shippers — beneficial owners of containerized cargo that entered or exited U. International import and export cargoes moving into and out of the US via air, rail or truck are not included. We also identify the location of corporate headquarters and, if the global headquarters is outside the US. We indicate a website if one is available and the industry sector, adding a short note about each company, often recent news or an interesting fact.
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The figures are expressed in TEU, the most common measurement of containerized ocean shipping. One standard foot ocean container equals two TEU. These lists are restricted to shippers — beneficial owners of containerized cargo that entered or exited U. International import and export cargoes moving into and out of the US via air, rail or truck are not included. We also identify the location of corporate headquarters and, if the global headquarters is outside the US.
We indicate a website if one is available and the industry sector, adding a short note about each company, often recent news or an interesting fact. These rankings represent our best approximation of the total international oceanborne shipments by these companies and their subsidiaries.
We welcome your feedback. More Commentary. Skip to main content. Top US Importers. Special Coverage. Top US importer and exporter rankings Walmart remained atop the list of the largest US importers by a wide margin in , while Koch Industries retained to the No.
Top US Shippers: China trade war intensifies sourcing shift in household goods. With the US imposing higher tariffs on goods from China, importers of household goods moved production to Southeast Asia last year, primarily Vietnam. Increased import tariffs on Chinese-made toys in caused some shippers to shift sourcing to Vietnam, accelerating the diversion of those cargoes from Los Angeles and Long Beach to ports on the East and Gulf coasts.
With schools and retailers shut down across the country, imports this summer of back-to-school items and holiday season goods may be much lower than in prior years. The savings afforded by the safe harbor tax credit has US solar energy developers rethinking traditional project logistics processes, purchasing and importing materials much earlier in the construction cycle.
Among the many questions facing the auto industry in is how to build resilience into supply chains centered on just-in-time JIT fulfillment strategies and lean manufacturing. Top US Shippers: Food importers face consumption upheaval. While other industries have seen massive increases or decreases in demand, food importers have been affected by an upheaval in consumption patterns and the channels through which end-consumers purchase food.
US tariffs on electronics goods produced in China continue to push production and assembly of some electronics to Southeast Asia and Mexico, with the latter grabbing a growing share of laptop computers and televisions due to its proximity to the US market. FMC seeks to avoid coronavirus-linked port gridlock. The Federal Maritime Commission will engage stakeholders on how it can maintain cargo fluidity in the supply chain during the coronavirus disease COVID pandemic in a bid to avoid disruption.
US fashion footwear freight slows to a halt. While truck activity is rampant for essential goods, US fashion footwear freight movement is slowing to a halt as department stores shut down, according to supply chain executives. COVID redirects cargo crime, along with demand. Best supply chains look inward: speakers. What differentiates good shippers from bad ones? A Council of Supply Chain Management Conference panel discussed how the real conversation for shippers is internal, not external.
Intermodal key to shippers despite current weakness. Despite a downturn in volume, freight shippers say intermodal remains a critical component of their supply chains even as technology is poised to lower truck costs. Few US sourcing alternatives for Chinese household goods. China has supplied nearly two-thirds of containerized US household goods imports for several years, but increased tariffs are likely to curtail volumes.
US scrap export decline worsens in Exports of containerized scrap products from the US have declined every year since , bad news for ports and shipping lines that depend upon recyclables as reliable backhaul commodities. Tariff tremors test top US importers, exporters. Walmart remained atop the list of the largest US importers by volume last year and is nearing the 1 million-TEU mark, moving more than 7. Tariff war casts shadow on US ocean, surface freight.
Tariffs threaten US electronics import growth. Despite strong expected consumer demand, uncertainty over the outcome of the US-China trade talks could reduce growth in US electronics imports in , after 5. US chemicals exports in hinge on Chinese tariffs.
The volume of chemicals exports from the United States will be shaped in by the resolution of the US-China trade war. Amazon, Walmart look to insource railroad deals. Retail giants Walmart and Amazon have entered into conversations directly with Class I railroads to enter in service agreements, bucking the historical structure in which shippers are required to use intermediaries to procure space.
Toy shippers wait for next tariff shoe to drop. Toys from China remain unaffected by tariffs, but shippers fear they could be impacted by future rounds of tariffs. Autos still under the tariff gun. Headwinds strengthening in heavy machinery transport. Higher tariffs and slowing manufacturing growth are among the factors weighing on heavy machinery demand. Rising US retail inventories set stage for transport pullback. US containerized imports from Asia dropped 0.
US-Mexico truck delays forecast to last weeks. Ryder urges shippers to apply for expedited clearance to mitigate disruption from US-Mexico cross-border congestion as it adds equipment and builds out its truck yards and warehousing space near the border. Higher bonds needed for tariff-hit US imports. Importers may be unaware that they need to increase the level of the bond they must maintain with US Customs and Border Protection for duties due to be paid over a month period.
Record US imports forecast for peak season. US importers plan to bring in record container volume this peak season, which will translate into an impressive year-end gain compared with E-commerce, fast fashion spark modal shift for clothing imports. With a strong economy and fashion in vogue, US imports should be on the rise. Infographic: Breaking down the Top US importers and exporters of Tariffs, trucking the top threats to Top US importers and exporters.
In , US importers and exporters will be greeted by the strongest international and domestic demand conditions in at least a half-decade.
Still, uncertainty regarding tariffs and a tight US trucking market are obstacles that could dampen what many expect to be an impressive year for global trade. Maersk pressures forwarders amid market share battle.
It is unclear whether Maersk's strategy regarding forwarders is a temporary tactical move or part of a broader push. Slideshow: Top 5 US importers and exporters. The Top 5 Importers in combined to handled 2. Commentary What Shippers See. Chris Brooks. Executive Editor Chris Brooks discusses what shippers are seeing, as revealed in recent surveys.
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Previously only available in hard copy, this cross referenced index of company listings is now online, as two separate volumes, or as a combination. Exporters allows you to search by company name, location, SIC code or keyword, HS code or keyword to identify companies that are actively trading. Quickly understand who ships what commodities. View company name, location, products, and executive contact information. Also view U. Importers and U. Exporters is a cross- referenced index of company listings displayed by name, location, and products of companies conducting global trade.
In , US importers and exporters will be greeted by the strongest international and domestic demand conditions in at least a half-decade. Still, uncertainty regarding tariffs and a tight US trucking market are obstacles that could dampen what many expect to be an impressive year for global trade. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Editor's note: An earlier version of this article indicated that Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy protection in
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