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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 [...]

April 24th, 2019|Categories: Domestic, Export, Freight Market, Import|

Is the Truck Driver Shortage Real? Study Questions Industry

If domestic carriers are the bloodlines of American commerce, why has this industry found it so difficult to attract and retain drivers to service U.S. supply chains?  And, were the higher trucking rates in 2018 reflective of this driver shortage? The American Trucking Association (ATA) has pointed to an ongoing [...]

April 18th, 2019|Categories: Domestic, Freight Market, Shipping News|

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 [...]

April 11th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

April 9th, 2019|Categories: Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Green Worldwide Shipping Sponsors Beth Barbiers on her Journey to Team USA

At Green Worldwide Shipping, we believe our employees are our greatest assets and adamantly support team members that go above and beyond to deliver exceptional shipping experiences. That’s why Green Worldwide Shipping is proud to sponsor Export Specialist, Beth Barbiers, on her journey to playing for Team USA in [...]

April 5th, 2019|Categories: Green News|

BREXIT’s Failure to Launch, May Seeks More Time

Today, a besieged UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced intentions to seek a further extension for Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU).  May has already declared to implement any deal that was agreed to by the majority of UK Parliament, even agreeing to meet and compromise with the opposition’s [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Freight Market, 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 [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Domestic, Export, Import, Shipping News|

Green Worldwide Shipping Gets Greener with Trees for the Future

In an effort to offset supply chain environmental impact for its customers and employees, Green Worldwide Shipping, a leading provider of international logistics services, is partnering with Trees for the Future to plant one tree for every shipment and employee in 2019. “We are very excited to be able to [...]

April 1st, 2019|Categories: Green News|

Fires force Houston Ship Channel to Close for Cleanup

More than 60 ships remain stranded in the Houston Ship Channel this morning as emergency responders look to skim gasoline ingredients from the waterway from a fire that occurred on March 18th. The region’s worst chemical disaster in 14 years occurred after three tanks at an Intercontinental Terminals Co.’s (ITC) [...]

March 25th, 2019|Categories: Freight Market, 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 [...]

March 20th, 2019|Categories: Export, Import, Shipping News|

‘Bomb Cyclone’ brings Hurricane Strength Winds to the Midwest

An intense winter storm system will rapidly bring hurricane-force wind gusts, blizzard conditions and a flood threat across the United States today. Known as a ‘bomb cyclone’, the storm is expected to be one of Colorado’s most dangerous storms ever. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning along the [...]

March 13th, 2019|Categories: Green News, Shipping News, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

March 12th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

March 11th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

March 8th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|
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