Industry Insights

Netherlands, Germany Lead as European Theft Hot Spots

The newest FreightWatch International EMEA Intelligence report is out, and the news isn’t good for the Netherlands and Germany. In the first quarter of 2015, the Netherlands had 31% of the cargo thefts in Europe, the Mideast and Africa, followed closely by Germany at 26%. The U.K. had the next greatest cargo theft risk, with […]

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Final EEI Ruling Published Without Change

After great anticipation, we are pleased to announce that the Census Bureau’s International Trade Management Division (ITMD) published the Final Rule on Friday, May 15, 2015. This new rule, which revises the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), Title 15, Part 30, finalizes the interim rule without change. The final ruling reinstates the previous filing exemptions in Sections […]

ATA Carnet, Industry Insights

Supersized Ships Overwhelm U.S. Ports

Though the crisis on the West Coast has passed (to some degree), congestion at U.S. ports remains a pressing issue – one that is only going to get worse without a substantial improvement to port logistics and capacity. The Port of Virginia is an excellent case in point. Built to handle large volumes of cargo, […]

Industry Insights

Port Trucker Strike in L.A./Long Beach Ends

According to a statement released by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, port drivers in Long Beach and Los Angeles ended their strike after picketing last Monday through early Friday over low wages and employee status. Drivers were from Intermodal Bridge Transport (IBT), Pacer Cartage, Harbor Rail Transport (HRT), and Pacific 9 Transportation, who were the […]

Industry Insights

ISF Enforcement – The Time Has Come!

A week from tomorrow marks the end of the final one-year limited liquidated damage (LD)/”three strikes” phase of a six-year evolution of ISF enforcement. In summary, here is what will change: CBP Ports, who will continue to have flexibility in their processes, may commence issuing LD without HQ review and approval. Ports will no longer […]

Industry Insights, ISF

Pollution Hazards for Non-Hazmat Shippers

Shippers, whether carrying hazardous cargo or not, could become liable for pollution or other environmental incidents. Having the right insurance in place is crucial. Just this week, the cargo ship M/B Marathassa was released under escort after having been found spilling thousands of liters of bunker fuel into English Bay in Canada. The Cyprus-flagged ship […]

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