Personnel Shift Causes Freight Crunch at US-Mexico Border

Truckers importing from Mexico into the United States are experiencing severe delays and increased wait-times after the U.S. drastically reduced the number of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel handling Mexican border crossings, reassigning them to assist with the processing of illegal immigrants.  Citing a “large scale surge of migrants [...]

2019-04-24T15:38:19+00:00April 24th, 2019|Domestic, Export, Freight Market, Import|

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|

US Targets EU in New Section 301 Tariffs for Aerospace, Product List Published

On Monday, April 8, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that it will begin yet another round of Section 301 retaliatory tariffs, this time, aimed at an ongoing dispute with the European Union (EU) and the subsidization of Airbus, one of the two leading providers of [...]

2019-04-09T15:46:00+00:00April 9th, 2019|Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

New 44 FT Draught Restrictions for Drying Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced a fifth draught reduction for ocean vessels passing through the new locks of the Panama Canal as a severe dry season hits Central America. Ocean carriers have been warned that after April 30th, the maximum draught for transiting the new locks will be restricted [...]

2019-04-03T19:34:56+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Export, Import, Shipping News|

U.S. Trucking, the Congested Road to Balance in 2019

The shipping market may have finally softened after almost a year of tariff increases and U.S. government trade programs wreaked havoc on inventory levels as companies rushed to import additional product and maintain service levels to consumers.  But the mad rush for warehousing, intermodal, and equipment left domestic trucking carriers [...]

2019-04-03T18:18:56+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Domestic, Export, Import, Shipping News|

Déjà vu? LA-LB Equipment Export Challenges Further Port Congestion

Import volumes may have leveled off since the beginning of the year, but congestion at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex has steadily found new ground.  Turn times, on average, are exceeding 100 minutes and over 50 percent of chassis equipment, while more available, is displaced causing extreme delays. A frustrated [...]

2019-03-25T12:53:10+00:00March 20th, 2019|Export, Import, Shipping News|

Top 3 Reasons for Air Cargo Congestion & Delays

Airfreight has always served as one of the truest gauges of supply chain velocity and confidence.  Moving fast, most air shipments can be delivered within days, depending on the level of service purchased. But is that confidence waning for shippers experiencing increased costs and reduced quality of service?  Major airports [...]

2019-03-11T18:09:34+00:00March 11th, 2019|Export, Freight Market, Import|

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|

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|
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