Fall 2011 - 61050 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Assessing the Future Role of TX Ports in the Emerging U.S./S.America /Asia Triangle
|Instructor(s):|| Boske, Leigh B.
|Day & Time:||T 2:00 - 5:00 pm|
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This PRP will assist the Texas Department of Transportation in assessing the growing role of Texas ports in the emerging U.S./South America/Asia trade triangle. In 2009, U.S.-South America trade amounted to $128 billion, U.S.-Asia trade $627 billion and South America-Asia trade $96 billion. In terms of bilateral trade between individual countries, the United States is Brazil’s largest trading partner, and China’s second-largest. And Brazil-China trade has experienced one of the largest growth rates among all trading partners in recent years. The composition of this back-and-forth trade is likely to change over time as South America tries to become less dependent on the export of raw materials and China shifts from low-value manufacturing to high-technology production.
- Capture a larger share of both Asian and South American merchandise imports serving Texas consumers;
- Expand export markets for Texas businesses; and
- Emerge as global hubs for processing, assembly, and shipping goods to markets throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America.
- Panama Canal operations and strategies;
- Trade lanes within the emerging trade triangle;
- Ocean vessel deployment and orders for new vessels;
- Liner services within trade lanes;
- Port expansion plans in Texas, Asia, and South America;
- Regional landside transportation infrastructure and logistics investments; and the
- Evolving dynamics of this triangular trade.