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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|

Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida’s Panhandle

After Hurricane Michael made its historic landfall, almost seven million people in Florida and Georgia were placed under a tornado watch Wednesday as the Coast Guard closed ports in Brunswick and Savannah, Ga., to commercial vessels . Operations have since resumed but their neighbors up the coast are still waiting [...]

2018-10-11T15:53:00+00:00October 11th, 2018|Green News, Shipping News|

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 [...]

CBP Issues Vessel Diversion Procedures for Hurricane Florence

PER CBP CSMS# 18-000526 VESSEL DIVERSION PROCEDURE FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE A hurricane warning is in effect for the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ports of entry (POE) within these areas may receive requests for vessel diversions as a result of pending weather conditions.  In anticipation that vessels [...]

2018-09-12T18:03:22+00:00September 12th, 2018|Import, Shipping News|

Hurricane Florence Starts Off Holiday Storms

Scheduled to hit late Thursday night, Hurricane Florence is expected to impact the Carolinas and Virginia into early Friday this week. The Category 4 hurricane has prompted state officials to announce mandatory evacuation orders for residents and businesses located on the coast. Due to Hurricane Florence, the following ports have [...]

2018-09-11T14:44:18+00:00September 11th, 2018|Green News, Shipping News|
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