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Los Angeles Pool of Pools Calls for Chassis as Mega Vessels Arrive

Recent events have created a dislocation of chassis in LA/LB Port complex and in part, is due to the lingering effects of the Typhoon in the Eastern Pacific. According to the figures provided, there will be 12 extra loader vessels and 3 up-sized vessels calling the LA/LGB port complex over [...]

December 7th, 2018|Categories: Domestic, Import, Shipping News|

United States and China Call 90-Day Tariff Truce

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Argentina for the G20 Summit to discuss the ongoing battle between the international trading giants. To date, the United States had threatened to implement a final round of 25% tariffs on remaining goods imported [...]

December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Customs, Import, Shipping News|

USTR Releases Section 301 Update Ahead of G20 Summit, Says China Hasn’t Changed

On November 20, 2018, United States Trade Representative released a 53-page report updating information on its Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation. “We completed this update as part of this Administration’s strengthened monitoring and enforcement effort,” Ambassador Robert Lighthizer said. [...]

November 26th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Quartz Surface Products from China May Soon Face Over 300% Tariffs & Duties

Published today, November 20, 2018, the Commerce Department made a preliminary affirmative antidumping determination that common quartz surface products from China (A-570-084) is being sold in the U.S. at less than fair value. Commerce found “critical circumstances” for all Chinese companies, and will retroactively suspend liquidation and impose AD duty [...]

November 20th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Wildfires Wreak Havoc on California and Supply Chains

Three fast-moving wildfires have raged across California within the past week wreaking havoc on millions of  lives. One of them, Camp Fire, has destroyed Paradise, California and leveled the town’s 26,000 homes, leaving most the residents homeless. The wildfire has become the state’s deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s [...]

November 15th, 2018|Categories: Domestic, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

Uncertain Shippers Brace for Brexit

As the January 21stdeadline for Prime Minister, Theresa May, to send a completed Brexit deal to Parliament marches closer, shippers are tensely bracing their supply chains and clamoring for guidance before the March 29th official UK exit from the European Union. JANUARY 21, 2019: PARLIAMENTARY DEAL DEADLINE MARCH 29, 2019: UK [...]

November 14th, 2018|Categories: Export, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

U.S. Shippers Frustrated with Chassis Split Delays

Nationwide, importers are struggling to ensure their freight is picked up efficiently from U.S. ports as chassis inaccessibility continues to rise amid cost increases, limited availability and quality of equipment. The decade-long issue has been an increasing problem at ports and railroad terminals for years, resulting in complex arrangements that [...]

November 5th, 2018|Categories: Domestic, Freight Market, Import|

Bicycle Imports Targeted in Section 201 Petition, U.S. Industry Seeks Quota & Tariffs

A Section 201 petition filed by Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) and Detroit Bikes, submitted Thursday, October 18th, seeks a new, global safeguard on all imports (from all countries)of assembled bicycles valued under $400. Under section 201, domestic industries seriously injured or threatened with serious injury by increased imports may [...]

October 26th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

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 [...]

October 25th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

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

FDA Food Facility Registration Renewal Period Begins

Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during the period beginning on October 1 and ending on December 31 of each even-numbered year. If you have registered your food [...]

October 9th, 2018|Categories: Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Green Worldwide Shipping Welcomes New Los Angeles Branch Manager, Daniele Naldini

Green Worldwide Shipping, an industry-leading provider of international supply chain logistics, is pleased to welcome Daniele Naldini to its senior management ranks as the Branch Manager of Green’s Los Angeles, California operations. Naldini, an Italian native, brings with him 23-years of freight forwarding experience in both third-party logistics and client-side [...]

October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Freight Talk, Green News|

USMCA Will Raise Canadian De Minimis on E-commerce

Announced over the weekend, the United States, Mexico and Canada made international headlines as the three neighboring countries signed onto a new free trade agreement, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  The new deal included provisions to raise Canada’s duty-free, de minimis, levels from $20 CAD to $150 CAD and [...]

October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Customs, E-Commerce, Freight Market, Freight Talk|
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