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Peak shipping season is coming soon — and the “parking lot” of container ships stuck at anchor off the coast of California is still there, with Oakland surpassing Los Angeles/Long Beach as the epicenter of congestion. West Coast port delays are having severe fallout for liner schedules.
There is little chance of congestion in the supply chain being resolved before the fourth quarter of the year, although some signs of improvement may begin to appear in time for the traditional peak season.
Analysis of container line sailing cancellations from late April to mid-June show that carriers are cancelling sailings well into the summer, according to analysis by logistics visibility specialist project44, indicating that the current undercapacity within many ocean freight markets “will remain
A process four years in the making to regulate the emissions of truck traffic in and out of Southern California warehouses reached its end earlier this month with the adoption of a new rule that the warehouse industry says will ratchet up costs in the sector.
Chinese manufacturers of container chassis will be facing duties on sales into the U.S. of more than 200% for the next five years following a final finding by the Department of Commerce.
March global air cargo traffic increased 4.4% compared to the same month in 2019, reaching the highest level recorded since the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports began in 1990, and month-over-month demand increased at a slower pace of 0.4%, due to a softer performance by Asia-Pacific and African carriers. March 2021 saw a slower […]
CBP has announced the increased user fees for FY 2021: Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) – Rate remains unchanged (0.3464%) Minimum $27.23 Maximum $528.33 Informal Entry $2.18 Resource: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-29/pdf/2020-16450.pdf
The FDA is exercising significant caution with the importation of hand sanitizer due to many products containing methanol, which is toxic to humans. For this reason, importers of hand sanitizer should be prepared for at least nominal delays in release of their shipments, and potentially extensive delays awaiting FDA lab analysis. Resource: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol As can […]
A recent OFAC penalty case against an exporter illustrates the importance and clear monetary benefit of pro-actively reporting regulatory failures and implementing significant safeguards. In import considerations, such disclosures would typically take the form of the formal Prior Disclosure process, whereby an importer voluntarily reveals the errors and makes monetary amends of duty owed (if […]