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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Filing (ISF) Update
July 5, 2016

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 […]

Commerce Updates Tariff Tool
March 21, 2016

The Department of Commerce has updated its Free Trade Agreement Tariff Tool (FTA Tariff Tool) to provide the latest information on tariffs for U.S. products exported to Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) partner markets. When fully entered into force, the TPP Agreement will eliminate more than 18,000 foreign taxes, or tariffs, that various countries place on Made-In-America exports. Researching […]

March 2016 Holidays
March 1, 2016

Tuesday 22-Mar Nevruz Day: Albania Nowruz/Spring Holiday: Azerbaijan Norooz Holiday: Iran Nauryz (Day 2): Kazakhstan Madin Full Moon Poya Day: Sri Lanka Holi Purnima: Nepal Emancipation Day: Puerto Rico  Wednesday 23-Mar Nowruz/Spring Holiday: Azerbaijan Day of the Sea: Bolivia Ta’anit Esther (Fast of Esther): Israel Holika Dahana: India Norooz Holiday: Iran Nauryz (Day 3): Kazakhstan […]

Written by Tim O’Connor, Transportation & Logistics International No matter where in the world a product or piece of machinery needs to go, World Shipping can get it there. “We’re a middle-market company that’s focused on high-service delivery to the discerning international shipper,” President and CEO Fred Hunger says. World Shipping’s advantage in the logistics market […]