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Tropical Storm Imelda Brings Catastrophic Flooding to Houston

The remnants of tropical storm Imelda is continuing to wreak havoc on southeast Texas today, as some areas experience up to 35 inches of rain causing devastating flooding. The severe weather has prompted a full ground stop at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport around 9:30 a.m. local time Thursday. The [...]

2019-09-19T15:54:17+00:00September 19th, 2019|Shipping News|

FMC Seeks Industry Comment for a Proposed Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention

After years of consideration, on September 13, 2019, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Federal Register Notice “seeking public comment on its interpretation of the Shipping Act prohibition against failing to establish, observe, and enforce just and reasonable regulations and practices relating to or connected with receiving, handling, storing, [...]

2019-09-15T23:23:08+00:00September 15th, 2019|Domestic, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Shipping Industry Braces for Low Sulfur Fuel Mandate Surcharges, IMO 2020 Effective January 1

IMO 2020 Starting January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Low Sulfur Fuel Mandate will go into effect impacting all-sized ships operating domestically and internationally. Because the sulphur oxides that are produced as a result of heavy fuel oil distillation are harmful to human health, in the form of [...]

2019-09-11T15:24:28+00:00September 11th, 2019|Freight Market, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Southeast Ports close in Preparation of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian battered through the Bahamas this weekend causing widespread power outages and flooding. As a result, evacuation orders have been issued for parts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia as Dorian is expected to bring dangerous conditions to the coast later this week. Despite a decrease [...]

2019-09-03T20:06:08+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Shipping News|

Green Worldwide Shipping® Plants 26,000+ Trees in First Half of 2019

For the 2019 business year, Green Worldwide Shipping® partnered with Trees.org in a commitment to plant a tree for every shipment, every customer and every employee. With a business culture that believes good relationships are about more than just business, Green is excited to share that in [...]

2019-11-07T17:11:31+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Green News, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

CBP Announces COBRA User Fees Inflation Increases, Effective Oct. 1

Pursuant to the Federal Register General Notice 84 FR 37902, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is adjusting certain customs user fees and corresponding limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2020 in accordance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) as [...]

2019-08-16T13:39:55+00:00August 16th, 2019|Customs, Import, Shipping News|

USTR Announces First List of Product Exclusions from Third Tranche of Section 301 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced the first round of exclusions from the third tranche of Section 301 tariffs. The exclusions will take effect retroactively from September 24, 2018 – the date the third tranche went into effect – and will remain in effect for one [...]

2019-08-06T15:17:19+00:00August 6th, 2019|Customs, Import, Shipping News|

USTR Publishes First Round of Exclusions for $16 Billion Section 301 List of Chinese Imports

Scheduled for official publication in the Federal Register on July 31, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published the first round of product exclusions to be exempt from the second tranche of $16 billion Section 301 imports from China implemented almost a year ago on Aug. [...]

2019 Peak Shipping Season [Infographic]

As the 2019 holiday shipping season approaches, U.S. importers have begun reviewing the market conditions that will heavily impact supply chain costs for the second half of the year. The following infographic is a snapshot of peak freight trends that international shippers should pay attention to in the next six [...]

PierPass Announces 1.9 Percent Increase to TMF

According to The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTAO), beginning August 1, 2019, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase from $31.52/TEU and $63.04/FEU to $32.12/TEU and $64.24/FEU. The TMF, implemented through PierPass, helps terminal operators with the cost of providing essential [...]

2019-07-17T14:06:57+00:00July 17th, 2019|Export, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|
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