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Henry Byers

Henry is the head of ocean intelligence at FreightWaves. He has spent most of his career working for domestic and international 3PLs right here in the heart of Freight Alley, in Chattanooga, TN. His experience includes leadership roles within multiple 3PLs that each possessed different operating models in the domestic and international markets. Working within these varying 3PL models allowed him to see and understand the strengths and pitfalls of each, and where there is still opportunity for improvement within each industry. Most recently, he spent over 3 ½ years in international freight forwarding where he held leadership roles in business development, pricing, procurement, and analytics. During this time, he focused intently on researching, analyzing, and reporting on the air and ocean freight markets, which included him traveling abroad to meet and negotiate with ocean carriers and foreign partners. His unique experience within both the domestic and international freight markets provides him with a comprehensive understanding of how the data made available in SONAR can best be utilized by shippers, carriers, and 3PLs/4PLs to help navigate the complexities of global and domestic supply chains.
Jun - 2022 -
07 June
Henry Byers

La demanda de importaciones de EE.UU. está cayendo en picada 

Los volúmenes de contenedores entrantes a Estados Unidos están volviendo a los niveles anteriores a la pandemia

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Henry Byers

US import demand is dropping off a cliff

There’s no wave of containers coming to rescue U.S. freight markets. Booking data shows that U.S. imports are cratering.

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Jan - 2020 -
25 January
Henry Byers

Will phase one deal de-escalate the US-China trade war?

FreightWaves’ maritime Market Expert Henry Byers provides insight regarding the Phase One trade deal between the United States and China.

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Sep - 2019 -
10 September
Henry Byers

Collectivism vs. individualism – two cultures collide in trade war

Henry Byers writes about the latest twists and turns in the U.S.-China trade war.

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Jul - 2019 -
04 July
Henry Byers

The pyrotechnic paradox: Independence Day’s dependence on China

The U.S. fireworks supply comes primarily from China, and one company controls most of that trade. Read Market Expert Henry Byers’ fascinating article about fireworks!

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Jun - 2019 -
16 June
Henry Byers

Container rate increases are expected on the Trans-Pacific Eastbound

FreightWaves’ SONAR chart of the week (June 16, 2019 – June 22, 2019) Chart of the Week: Drewry World Container Index – Shanghai to Los Angeles and Shanghai to New […]

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05 June
Henry Byers

Commentary: How China Became the Largest Economy in the World

Market expert Henry Byers examines the U.S.-Chinese trade war and its impact on imports and the broader economy.

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Apr - 2019 -
20 April
Henry Byers

The US-China trade war’s effects on truckload supply and demand in major west coast and east coast port markets

The inbound container flows had a big impact to freight volumes in the port cities of Savannah and Los Angeles this past year.

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