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Update: Port Truck Drivers Strike in Los Angeles/Long Beach, California

Hundreds of truckers who haul freight from the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted this past Saturday to launch a strike on Monday against four ground-shipment companies. This move could very well a revive labor tensions at the nation’s busiest cargo hub. The drivers, as reported by American Shippers, have targeted Intermodal Bridge […]

April 28, 2015

Industry Insights

BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Trucks to Vote on Strike Tomorrow

A statement released from Teamster affiliate Justice for Port Truck Drivers stated that truck drivers hauling goods from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will vote on Saturday whether to launch a strike beginning as early as Monday morning, April 27. The results of Saturday’s vote will be released early Monday morning, according […]

April 24, 2015

Industry Insights

Merchant Ships Become Rescue Vehicles in Mediterranean

Several shipping associations with members operating in the Mediterranean Sea have sent a letter to the European Union regarding the increasing reliance on merchant ships to conduct human rescues of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and Africa. The petitioners include global merchant shipping operators and seafarer unions—the European Community Shipowners’ Associations, the European Transport […]

April 21, 2015

Industry Insights

Don’t Jump Too Far in Front on Cuba

While many shippers, retailers and travel companies are intrigued by the prospects of developing opportunities in Cuba, it’s crucial to remember that the embargo remains in place. A memorandum from law firm Wiggin and Dana to the American Institute of Marine Underwriters summarizes the subject for the shipping industry. The U.S. government broadened exchange with […]

April 10, 2015

Industry Insights

Indonesia is Joining the ATA Carnet System!

Roanoke Trade is pleased to announce Indonesia as the world’s 75th member nation to join the international ATA Carnet network. This much anticipated trading partner of the U.S. will begin accepting and issuing ATA Carnets on May 15, 2015. As the world’s fourth most populous nation, Indonesia has become an economic leader in Southeast Asia. A secular […]

April 09, 2015

ATA Carnet, Industry Insights

Facilitation Payments Still Permitted Under FCPA

“Facilitation payments” made to customs officers are common in some parts of the world, and, strictly speaking, they don’t violate the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). But there are complications. The Securities and Exchange Commission published guidance on the issue that states, “The FCPA does not apply to any ‘facilitating or expediting payment,’ the […]

March 30, 2015

Industry Insights

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