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Rate Increases and Congestion at West Coast Ports Triggers FMC Warning to Carriers and Vessel-Sharing Alliances

Strong Trans-Pacific trade volumes leading into the Chinese Golden Week Holiday (beginning October 1st), is causing extreme congestion in Southern California and Pacific Northwest ports as spot market rates climb to new year-over-year highs; some carrier notices have advised vessel delays of up to a week before even having the [...]

September 21st, 2020|Categories: Freight Market, Freight Talk, Import, Shipping News|

USTR Lifts 10% Section 232 Tariffs on Aluminum from Canada

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced it will lift Section 232 tariffs on Canadian imports of non-alloyed unwrought aluminum retroactively through September 1, 2020. Back on August 6th, the White House issued a proclamation imposing a 10 percent tariff on most Canadian aluminum imports citing harm to domestic industry. [...]

September 15th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Industry Spotlight|

Complaint Filed with the Court of International Trade Challenges Validity of Section 301 Tariffs and Demands Refunds

In a complaint filed with the Court of International Trade (CIT) on September 10, 2020, two importers of vinyl tile have challenged the authority the United States Trade Representative (USTR) had to implement Section 301 tariffs on specific lists of targeted imports from China. The complaint is the first formal [...]

September 14th, 2020|Categories: Customs & Compliance|

CBP Proposes to End Section 301 Exemption for $800 De Minimis Goods as Many List 4 Exclusions Expire in September

In the beginning of the month, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) submitted a proposal to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Excepting Merchandise Subject to Section 301 Duties from the Customs De Minimis Exemption. Shippers may avoid paying duties when shipping to particular country if the value of [...]

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import|

Texas Ports Prepare for Hurricane Laura, Delays Expected

Port of Houston officials released tentative shutdown plans in preparation for Hurricane Laura that is expected to reach the shores of Texas and Louisiana this Wednesday evening as a Category 3 storm. Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals: Cease all terminal Ops Tuesday evening.  Gates will close at normal hours.  [...]

August 25th, 2020|Categories: Green News, Shipping News|

FAQ: What is the Green Way?

The Green Way is how we use our culture, upstream processes and innovative technologies to deliver an exceptional shipping experience for every customer, every shipment, every time. The path for creating this experience at Green Worldwide Shipping is a continuous feedback loop that allows us [...]

August 19th, 2020|Categories: FAQs, Green News|

USTR Updates Tariffs on $7.5 Billion WTO-Awarded Trade Action

On August 12, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) decided to issue modifications to the list of products subject to the $7.5 billion WTO-awarded trade action for large civil aircraft against European Union, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. While the adjustments to the countermeasures [...]

August 17th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Industry Spotlight|

Section 301 New Product Exclusions, Extensions and Expirations for Lists 3 and 4

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a new set of product exclusions on List 4 Section 301 goods from China such as thermal printers, dust barrier kits and parts, locking zip ties, decorative glassware, image scanners, sling shots, swing sets and trap shooting launchers.  The new exclusions [...]

August 7th, 2020|Categories: Customs, Import|

Port of Virginia Closures and More As Hurricane Isaias  Makes Landfall

A hurricane warning has been issued impacting port operation in Virginia as Hurricane Isaias moves closer to the East Coast of the United States. The category one storm is expected to make its way up the coast to North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, potentially causing some flooding, according to the [...]

August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Domestic|

Green Welcomes Carla Zabel to Charlotte

Green Worldwide Shipping®, a leading U.S.-based provider of global supply chain logistics and freight forwarding, welcomes Carla Zabel, as the new Branch Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina. Zabel joins Green with over 25 years of experience in international transportation as a commercially focused growth leader.  With a strong operational background [...]

July 29th, 2020|Categories: Green News|
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Rate Increases and Congestion at West Coast Ports Triggers FMC Warning to Carriers and Vessel-Sharing Alliances

Strong Trans-Pacific trade volumes leading into the Chinese Golden Week Holiday (beginning October 1st), is causing extreme congestion in Southern [...]

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