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
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
U.S. importers and exporters not budgeting or preparing for the impact of the electronic logging device (ELD) rule are in for a surprise next quarter. The electronic logging device (ELD) rule is part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) transportation reauthorization bill signed into law by President Obama in 2012. Fast forward five years and the U.S. trucking industry is reeling as the law goes into effect this Dec.
In August of this year, the United States passed the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (COAC). The legislation contains clauses that affects the entry of merchandise with links to individuals who have been forced into labor. The United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is committed to educating shippers of the consequences and risks associated with forced labor as well as their responsibility of compliance under reasonable care. COAC defines the scope as any
The in-bond process allows imported merchandise to be entered at one U.S. port of entry without appraisement or payment of duties and transported by a bonded carrier to another U.S. port of entry, or other authorized destination, provided all statutory and regulatory conditions are met. DATES: This rule is effective on November 27, 2017. A flexible enforcement period will be granted for 90 days after the effective date of this rule. 3 TYPES OF IN-BOND