On the average, U.S. exporters pay 32.2% higher freight rates per long ton of cargo exported when compared to imports of similar commodities from its trading partners (the inbound/outbound differential), according to a Department of Transportation study completed by Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc. The differential is higher on exports to third-party markets. After adjusting for distance differentials, freight charges assessed U.S. exporters are over 100% more than those paid by exporters from competitor countries to the same foreign markets. General rate increases have also tended to be higher on outbound U.S. trade routes, as compared to import trades.

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    Howard Publications, Incorporated

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  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Accession Number: 00189273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Israel Shipping Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM