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Peak Season Congestion, LA Basin

Posted on December 15, 2017
Category: Freight Market, Green News
Recently, numerous railroad operational changes have caused extensive transit-time delay and equipment shortages in the Los Angeles area. Combined with the increased volume of peak season shipping, these shortages have resulted in extended delays of departure schedules and service transit times. Due to the peak season volume and challenges around the rail systems, all CFS in the LA Basin are experiencing longer than standard truck lines. Please be patient with Green Worldwide as we work

GSP Expiration Looms, December 31

Posted on December 14, 2017
Category: Customs & Compliance, News
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) provides duty-free treatment to goods of designated beneficiary countries. The program was authorized by the Trade Act of 1974 to promote economic growth in the developing countries and was implemented on January 1, 1976. The GSP periodically expires and must be renewed by Congress to remain in effect. All previous GSP renewals that have taken effect after a lapse have included a retroactive clause providing refunds to importers of eligible
An American forwarding company recently settled civil penalty charges with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) after the attempted distribution of unlicensed export goods subject to Export Administration Regulation controls.  The shipment was to be received by a company in Pakistan registered on the Entity List.  The items for export included an ultrasonic mill cutting machine controlled for anti-terrorism reasons. Bureau of Industry and Security stated that the company: Failed to flag the transaction
As demand for international goods continues to grow, so do the number of lost and stolen cargo containers.  Now, freight containers can be tracked once registered in BoxTech, a non-profit technical characteristics database of global container information established by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC). BoxTech was released in July 2016 in the efforts to meet the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) protocols and regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  Specifically, the platform

10 Great Freight Reasons to be Thankful

Posted on November 22, 2017
Category: Green News
It’s about that time of year when supply chain and logistics managers feel the true urgency and impact of peak season shipping.  From time-critical deliveries to warehousing fulfillment, freight is moving – fast. But regardless of how your inventory makes its way to the shelves, it’s equally important to pause and reflect on the reasons to be thankful.  As a freight aficionado and great lover of Ian Dury, I present my ten great freight reasons