Freight Market

U.S. Shippers Frustrated with Chassis Split Delays

Nationwide, importers are struggling to ensure their freight is picked up efficiently from U.S. ports as chassis inaccessibility continues to rise amid cost increases, limited availability and quality of equipment. The decade-long issue has been an increasing problem at ports and railroad terminals for years, resulting in complex arrangements that [...]

2018-11-06T18:45:09+00:00November 5th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market, Import|

IMO Sulphur Regulation Impact on 2019 Freight Contracts

As the holiday shipping season peaks in advance of New Year tariffs, international shippers are already examining the market for the significant upcoming ocean carrier contract season. Effective January 1, 2020, an international cap on sulphur emissions from bunker fuel will add substantial costs to ocean carriers before existing beneficial [...]

2018-10-25T19:49:06+00:00October 25th, 2018|Export, Freight Market, Import, Shipping News|

USMCA Will Raise Canadian De Minimis on E-commerce

Announced over the weekend, the United States, Mexico and Canada made international headlines as the three neighboring countries signed onto a new free trade agreement, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  The new deal included provisions to raise Canada’s duty-free, de minimis, levels from $20 CAD to $150 CAD and [...]

2018-10-02T15:19:48+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Customs, E-Commerce, Freight Market, Freight Talk|

The USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) Becomes the New NAFTA

In a frantic race against time, Canada and the United States sealed the deal this past Sunday to secure trilateral trade that had been progressing under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for almost a quarter of a century.  The new deal, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), [...]

China-U.S. Trade Continues to Erode Amid Heated Tariff Flinging

In a statement released by the White House on Monday, September 17, 2018, President Donald Trump announced, “Today, following seven weeks of public notice, hearings, and extensive opportunities for comment, I directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to proceed with placing additional tariffs on roughly $200 billion of imports [...]

The State of 2018 Logistics, a Peek into Peak Season

CLICK HERE FOR YEAR-TO-DATE FREIGHT NEWS THAT MADE HEADLINES    International shippers expecting calm, profitable peak season markets, after toiling consolidation of the steamship line industry last year, are finding the path to consumers is political, congested and, once again, expensive. POLITICS OF TRADE While most hesitate in labeling it [...]

2018-08-29T15:25:17+00:00August 29th, 2018|Customs, Domestic, Freight Market, Import, Uncategorized|

2020 IMO Fuel Sulphur Regulation: What Shippers Need to Know

Back in October 2016, at the 70th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC), the IMO announced the enforcement of a new regulation that would place a sulphur cap on fuel oil emissions known to damage wildlife, cause acid rain and respiratory ailments.  Under the [...]

2018-08-15T19:53:45+00:00August 15th, 2018|Export, Freight Market, Import, Shipping News|

Shortages Strain U.S. Trucking as Peak Season Approaches

It’s difficult for shippers to ignore the tight capacity and backlog of deliveries plaguing domestic transportation across the United States.  Fleets nationwide are desperate for drivers and equipment as freight rates, diesel prices, and container volumes continue to soar heading into the August peak season.  Intermodal providers may have locked [...]

2018-08-13T20:23:06+00:00July 24th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market|

Logistics in the Dark as Brexit Approaches

It’s been two years since 51 percent of Britain’s population voted for the separation of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), but little has been done to reassure the community and the world of a “seamless” departure. Commonly referred to as “Brexit,” the decision to leave the [...]

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