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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 […]

INDIA: Weeklong Truck Driver Strike Ends
July 24, 2018

Truck drivers in India strike to call for industry reforms, protest rising diesel, toll, and insurance costs Truck driver strike in India ends after 8 days Government promises to implement new technology for seamless movement through toll plazas within six months Strike impacts Indian exports, household goods deliveries, and raw materials shipments Sugar prices rise […]

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 […]

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 […]

Press Release Asset-Based Forwarder UWL Secures European AEO Certification CLEVELAND, OH (November 18, 2016) – Global 3PL Provider of NVOCC & Freight Forwarding Services, UWL, has secured its European Union Authorized Economic Operator (EU AEO) certification. The EU AEO is comparable to the US Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. With over 50 years […]

Chinese National Holidays
August 19, 2016

Chinese National Holidays Due to the Chinese National Holidays, we will not accept bookings for hazardous/reefer/out-of-gauge cargoes with discharge schedule in China from October 1st through October 7th in the Transpacific westbound trade.  In case of transshipment, bookings for these cargoes with arrival at transshipment port from September 24th through October 14th will not be […]

Important Changes to ISF Regulations
July 18, 2016

The interim final rule that became effective on January, 26, 2009 has now become the final rule as to a great many ISF filings. However, for some time the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the trade have been discussing an urgent need for limited changes to Part 149 of the Customs Regulations, primarily to […]

Importer Security Filings (ISF) enforcement may increase next month when U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ports will no longer be required to request liquidated damages (LD) from headquarters. The “three-strikes” approach to LD claims against importers’ bonds will also end. As in the past, CBP ports may hold cargo for untimely or inaccurate ISF filings.  This new phase of ISF […]

In a Federal Register Notice (FRN) published on June 28, 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) announced an interim rule has been issued revising the civil procedure regulations, which assess civil penalties when violations of laws or regulations have occurred. According to the notice, The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of […]