Industry Insights

CBP Steps up Collection Efforts

On 8/14/2017, CBP issued CSMS# 17-000489 – CBP Bills for Supplemental Duties, Taxes and Fees, or Vessel Repair Duties reminding the trade of the 30 day timeframe to pay bills. This change of policy is a result of recent CBP initiatives to increase collections. Any bill for supplemental duties, taxes and fees or vessel repair […]

Industry Insights, Uncategorized

Hurricane Harvey Claim Information

  If you find you have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, Roanoke Claim Services is ready to help. We are keeping a close watch on this major storm and, as always, are dedicated to helping you with your claims. Reporting a claim to Roanoke is easy. For Marine Cargo Claims: Report your loss directly in […]

Industry Insights

Rail, Intermodal Transport Set to Grow in the Next Four Years

Increasingly more businesses are turning to intermodal transport – using multiple modes of transportation (rail, ship, truck) – as a result in large part to current market conditions in the trucking sector. Unstable fuel prices, driver shortages, infrastructure challenges, truck capacity, and federal regulations limiting the number of hours drivers can be on the road […]

Industry Insights, Shipping, Trade, Transportation

How Strong is Your Risk Management Toolbox?

Logistics service providers and transportation intermediaries in order to run well-oiled operations should possess the risk management tools needed to help minimize losses and transfer risk. There are a number of components required in having a strong risk management toolbox that will go the distance for optimum success.   These risk management toolbox components include […]

Cargo Insurance, Errors and Omissions, Industry Insights, Shipping

Repeal of the Jones Act Introduced in the Senate

Senator and once-Presidential candidate John McCain has introduced the Open America’s Waters Act of 2017, which would repeal the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act. The Jones Act requires that all goods shipped between ports in the United States be transported on American-built ships that are owned and operated by Americans. […]

Industry Insights

Why Regulatory Defense Is an Essential Part of Your Risk Management Plan

  Customs brokers and freight forwarders that engage in the movement of goods across borders need regulatory defense services and Errors and Omissions insurance. Doing business across oceans and borders, while very rewarding, is significantly more challenging today. The government has a renewed focus on enforcing U.S. trade and customs regulations over imports and exports, […]

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