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 […]

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 […]

Brazilian customs workers are in the midst of a two-day strike, causing a backlog of uncleared containers at the ports, according to the Journal of Commerce (JOC). Sindifisco, the trade union representing customs employees, has ordered its workers to avoid signing off on cargo for two working days. Exceptions have been made for dangerous cargo, […]

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 […]

On top of the already announced December 1st GRI, the carriers have announced a Trans-Pacific Eastbound GRI/PSS for a December 15th GRI/PSS of $400 per 40′ (other sizes per formula), and a January 1st GRI of $1000 per 40′. UWL will continue to negotiate with our core carriers to mitigate these charges for all of […]

The carriers have announced a Trans-Pacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI) for December 1, 2016 in the amount of $600 per 40′ (other sizes per formula). UWL will continue to negotiate with our core carriers to mitigate these charges for all of our customers as well as keep our customers and friends up to speed […]

Three Japanese ocean carriers have agreed to spin off their container shipping divisions and merge them together under an agreement released on October 31, 2016. “K” Line, MOL and NYK will create a joint venture company with the goal of improving scale and efficiency, utilizing the best practices of the three companies. The 300 billion […]

Amid Hanjin Bankruptcy and Disruptive Global Shipping Conditions, UWL Continues to Provide Stable, Logistics Solutions for All Shippers In response to the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, UWL has booked new cargo with alternate carriers to minimize disruption for customers. UWL will continue to provide market intelligence to its customers to ensure they are informed of marketplace dynamics. Please find […]

Due to Hanjin Shipping filing for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – the carriers have announced a Trans-Pacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI) for October 1, 2016: $1,500 per 40′ (other sizes per formula).  In addition due to the immediate loss of space in the market (26,500 TEU per week) the previously announced September 15th PSS of $600 per […]

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