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CHINA: Severe Weather Impacts South China Seas
August 23, 2018

Severe weather and multiple typhoons have impacted port and shipping operations in Asia, primarily in the South China Seas Shanghai terminal, Ningbo terminal, Hong Kong Modern terminal, Yantian International terminal, Shekou international terminal, Chiwan terminal, and others may close or experience delays. Some ports have reported suspending the release of empty containers during the severe weather. Vessels […]

Space Crunch for Export Cargo Bookings out of Brazil Continues Updated August 21st, 2018 Space is expected to remain tight until October for shippers exporting cargo out of Brazil Shippers exporting cargo out of Brazil can expect a capacity crunch in coming months.  Without space, Brasilian export cargo booking cancellations have continued through August.  Ocean carriers estimate capacity won’t […]

Check out the below insights into the Trucking Industry Trends from DAT Solutions: June Van Rate Highest Ever The national average van rate for June was up 17¢ compared to May, hitting $2.32 per mile, the highest monthly average ever recorded in Trendlines. The June average was 52¢ higher than in June 2017. June Flatbed […]

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 […]

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 […]