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 […]

SCO Summit (上合峰会) Will Impact Shipments Moving Through Qingdao, CN (CNTAO/QQCT) from May to June 2018 Temporary restrictions on Dangerous Goods shipments begin on May 20, 2018.   Increased security and disruptions to ocean freight expected through the end of June. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit will be held in Qingdao, in the Shandong province […]

Clarifying the Difference Between Demurrage, Detention, and Per Diem Fees Demurrage and detention fees don’t have to be a mystery… Get ahead of them with our terminology guide and tips below! The terms demurrage, detention and per diem are often used interchangeably, but are they the same thing? Surprisingly, they aren’t. To make matters even […]

Press Release UWL Supply Chain Award CLEVELAND, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — UWL employees enjoyed a taste of ‘hands on’ logistics earlier this year, by winning the company’s quarterly “Supply Chain Award.”  This unique award gives employees a rare chance to get down and dirty with trucks, warehouses and ships at working terminals and ports.  Four outstanding employees […]

World Distribution Services (WDS) completed construction of a brand new 100,000 sq. ft. addition to its warehouse in Savannah, GA. Details About New Services and Additions to the Savannah, GA Distribution Center World Distribution Services announced its completion of a brand new, 100,000 sq. ft. addition to their Savannah, GA warehouse, bringing the grand total […]

Impact of December 18th ELD Mandate
December 14, 2017

Impact of December 18th ELD Mandate The FMCSA congressionally mandated ELD (Electronic Logging Device) compliance deadline is set for December 2017. Starting December 18th, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting violations on roadside inspection reports and will issue citations to drivers operating vehicles without a compliant ELD.           What is the ELD Mandate? The ELD […]

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