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|

March 22 Deadline for TSCA Title VI Import Certification Filing

On March 22, the TSCA Title VI import certification requirement that applies to composite wood products (panels of hardwood plywood, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, thin-medium density fiberboard, etc.,) component parts containing such composite wood products, and finished goods containing such composite wood products that are imported into the U.S. goes [...]

2019-03-19T17:18:02+00:00March 12th, 2019|Customs, Import|

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|

Exclusions Proceed as China Tariff Increase is Postponed “Until Further Notice”

Published to the Federal Register on March 5, 2019, the President directed the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to modify the action taken in Section 301 investigations by “postponing the date on which the rate of the additional duties will increase to 25 percent for the products of China covered by [...]

2019-03-05T20:07:30+00:00March 5th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|
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