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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 [...]

September 18th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Freight Market, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Information on COBRA User Fee Changes Effective October 1, 2018

Pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2018. The FRN may be accessed at the link:https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/pdf/2018-16510.pdf The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate [...]

September 17th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Import|

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 [...]

September 12th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Green News, Shipping News|

150 U.S. Trade Groups Plead Against China Tariffs

One hundred and fifty United States trade and consumer groups petitioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, before the close of public comment on Thursday, September 6th, against the implementation of yet another round of Section 301 duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. “U.S. manufacturers, service [...]

September 7th, 2018|Categories: Export, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Countdown Begins for Canada’s Involvement in U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal

On Monday, August 27th, the United States and Mexico reached a preliminary accord that would modernize the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Known as the U.S. - Mexico Trade Deal, the compromise follows hours after the United States and Canada failed to negotiate a full revision of NAFTA. [...]

September 4th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Export, Import, Shipping News|

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 [...]

August 29th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Domestic, Freight Market, Import, Uncategorized|

Green Worldwide Shipping Welcomes New CFO Randall Durnwald

Green Worldwide Shipping, an industry-leading provider of supply chain logistics, is pleased to welcome Randall Durnwald, CPA, into its senior management as Chief Financial Officer.  Durnwald brings with him over 39 years-of-experience steering scalable financial growth, merger & acquisitions, and revenue expanding partner development. “I am overwhelmed at the opportunity [...]

August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Green News|

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 [...]

August 15th, 2018|Categories: Export, Freight Market, Import, Shipping News|

Merchandise Processing Fee Changes Effective October 1, 2018

Pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2018. The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. The MPF minimum [...]

August 15th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Import, Shipping News|

Additional Section 232 Tariffs on Steel from Turkey

On August 10, 2018, the United States issued a proclamation increasing ad valorem duties on steel articles from the Republic of Turkey.  Starting at 12:01 AM EST on August 13, 2018, steel articles from Turkey will be subject to an additional duty rate of 50 percent, with respect to goods [...]

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Second Wave of Section 301 Tariffs Target $16 Billion Starting August 23rd

Yesterday, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a finalized second list of tariffs, approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China, that will be subject to an additional 25 percent duty starting August 23, 2018. Originally published on June 15th, the tariffs are part of the U.S. [...]

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Export, 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 [...]

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Domestic, Freight Market|

Green Speeds Hyperloop Pod Delivery for Competition

In 2015, Elon Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX, announced a Hyperloop Pod Competition challenging college university teams to design and build pods for high-speed tunnels. Spanning three years, student team from around the world came together in 2016 to debut their pod designs and compete to set the standard and showcase [...]

July 20th, 2018|Categories: Green News, Import, Industry Spotlight|

$200 Billion More in Proposed Tariff, Tensions Escalate

In lieu of returning to the negotiating table, on Tuesday, July 9 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a proposed list of $200 billionin Chinese imports that could receive an additional 10 percent in an escalating tit-for-tat exchange over unfair trade practices and intellectual property [...]

July 11th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Import, Shipping News|
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