Megan Barlow

About Megan Barlow

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Megan Barlow has created 18 blog entries.

China Retaliates against The United States, Raises Tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. Goods, Effective June 1st

China’s finance ministry announced on Monday evening that it would proceed in raising tariffs on roughly $60 billion worth in American goods beginning June 1, 2019. Beijing will increase tariffs on more than 5,000 products to 20 percent or 25 percent from the previous 10 percent imposed last fall. As [...]

2019-05-13T20:17:36+00:00May 13th, 2019|Customs, Export, Freight Market, Import, News|

Is the Truck Driver Shortage Real? Study Questions Industry

If domestic carriers are the bloodlines of American commerce, why has this industry found it so difficult to attract and retain drivers to service U.S. supply chains?  And, were the higher trucking rates in 2018 reflective of this driver shortage? The American Trucking Association (ATA) has pointed to an ongoing [...]

2019-04-18T18:53:29+00:00April 18th, 2019|Domestic, Freight Market, Shipping News|

May Accepts October 31 BREXIT Extension

The European Union (EU) has agreed to delay the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU until October 31, 2019. The decision avoids a political crisis days after Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, failed to come to an agreement with Parliament on a BREXIT strategy. May has voiced her desire for [...]

2019-04-11T14:13:23+00:00April 11th, 2019|Export, Freight Market, Import, Shipping News|

Green Worldwide Shipping Sponsors Beth Barbiers on her Journey to Team USA

At Green Worldwide Shipping, we believe our employees are our greatest assets and adamantly support team members that go above and beyond to deliver exceptional shipping experiences. That’s why Green Worldwide Shipping is proud to sponsor Export Specialist, Beth Barbiers, on her journey to playing for Team USA in [...]

2019-04-08T18:56:24+00:00April 5th, 2019|Green News|

Fires force Houston Ship Channel to Close for Cleanup

More than 60 ships remain stranded in the Houston Ship Channel this morning as emergency responders look to skim gasoline ingredients from the waterway from a fire that occurred on March 18th. The region’s worst chemical disaster in 14 years occurred after three tanks at an Intercontinental Terminals Co.’s (ITC) [...]

2019-03-25T16:32:42+00:00March 25th, 2019|Freight Market, Shipping News|

‘Bomb Cyclone’ brings Hurricane Strength Winds to the Midwest

An intense winter storm system will rapidly bring hurricane-force wind gusts, blizzard conditions and a flood threat across the United States today. Known as a ‘bomb cyclone’, the storm is expected to be one of Colorado’s most dangerous storms ever. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning along the [...]

2019-03-13T13:52:55+00:00March 13th, 2019|Green News, Shipping News, Uncategorized|

A Shipper’s 2019 Guide to Avoiding Detention & Demurrage

Needless to say, the transportation industry has experienced its share of strain over the past two years.  Everything from China trade tariff impacts, trucking hours-of-service changes, equipment and chassis allocation, carrier agreements, mega-vessel deliveries, and even weather has had a significant impact on America’s ports. Chassis shortages and mega-vessel deliveries [...]

2019-03-11T18:07:49+00:00March 8th, 2019|Customs, Export, Import|

Winter Storm Jaden brings Chicago Freight to a Grinding Halt

A winter storm warning is still in effect through January 31st after Winter Storm Jaden brought up-to six inches of snow from the Michigan Peninsula down through Missouri. With wind chills values 30 to 60 degrees below zero, the trucking industry has stalled operations with interline services, like Norfolk Southern, [...]

2019-01-30T14:49:55+00:00January 30th, 2019|Freight Market, Shipping News|

Los Angeles, Long Beach Port Congestion Persists into 2019

For the third consecutive month, U.S. shippers should be prepared to deal with ongoing congestion, delays and equipment shortages that have been plaguing the Los Angeles-Long Beach Port complex. The cause of the extreme gridlock and increasing dwell times is due to the unparalleled surge in imports, backlogs from weather [...]

2019-01-28T20:54:58+00:00January 21st, 2019|Export, Freight Market, Import|
Load More Posts