Temporary Space Crunch for Export Cargo Bookings out of Brazil Shippers exporting cargo out of Brazil should expect a space crunch in coming months.  Forecasted by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), current lack of capacity and service disruptions have come as a result of rising export cargo volumes and the fallout from the Brazilian […]

UWL’S SUPPLY CHAIN AWARD GIVES EMPLOYEES A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT LOGISTICS IN SAVANNAH SAVANNAH, GA (July 6th, 2018) – Out of the office and onto a colossal container ship, UWL’s quarterly Supply Chain Award sent four employees on the trip of a lifetime to Savannah, GA.  Winners got a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of the […]

CBP Update: Section 301 Trade Remedies to be Assessed on Certain Products from China Effective July 6 Please see below announcement from the US Customs and Border Patrol (Source: CBP Announcement CSMS #18-000409): BACKGROUND: On August 18, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade […]

New restrictions have been announced pertaining to Dangerous Goods (DG) moving through Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT), China. All DG cargo (except for Class 9) are not allowed to be handled at YICT. This restriction applies to all Export, Import and Transshipment cargoes. Shipments which are already in transit via Yantian will be reviewed and […]

The United States and China Trade War: Tariff Showdown “Tit-For-Tat” Tariffs set to go into Effect on July 6, 2018   U.S.-China Trade Conflict Continues The latest trade war brewing between the U.S. and China began in January when President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would impose tariffs on imported solar panels and washing […]

Shipper’s Guide to the Latest Emergency Bunker Fuel Surcharges What is an emergency bunker surcharge and why are so many carriers announcing them all of a sudden? Nearly all of the major ocean carriers recently announced that they were rolling out emergency bunker fuel surcharges, which will go into effect by July 2018.  We put together […]

USA EXPORT CUSTOMER ADVISORY Emergency Fuel Recovery/Bunker Adjustment Due to the significant increase in bunker prices since the beginning of the year and to keep ensuring the highest quality of service to its customers, UWL will recover bunker costs through its bunker related surcharges, which will be applied to all cargo originating from the USA […]

China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) Changes Changes to CCAM Submission Requirements go into effect on June 1st, 2018. Beginning on 01 June 2018 and as per the release of Order No. 56 [2017] by China Customs pertaining to changes in regulations to the CCAM, all parties with inbound or outbound cargo to or from China […]

Shipment Delays Expected as Truck Drivers Strike in Protest of Rising Fuel Prices in Brazil Blockades have shut down roads across 23 states, impacting transportation, port operations, and exports of grain, animal protein, and automotive parts. UPDATE 4 June 2018 – Brazilian Truck Driver Strike Ends but Shipment Delays Expected Delays expected to persist for […]

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