Margin hits are NOT what Harvard and Wall Street contend (they have not really done these analyses…)
Boosts high-skill employment in US.
Reduces need for illegal immigration into US.
Reduces container port congestion
Shortens lead times
Lessens exit inventory and overstocks
Improves and leans-out returns process
Shifts trade balance
Reduces foreign debt.
Strengthens railway infrastructure
Improves dead-head and demurrage container profiles
Does not require clout-buying with Li & Fung nor 12% agency fees
Easy management comms and regular face-to-face meetings
Quicker trouble resolution
Reduces dependence upon Panama Canal
Reduces burn of fossil fuels, distance and time wound up in travel time – less dead-heading of container vessels
TX replaces CA as center of logistics power
Lessens child labor exploitation
Reduces air-expedite freight and jet carbon emissions
Reduces oligarch strength