News & Insights
Join us for a complimentary webinar on March 3, 2015 from 1-2pm CT Cyber attacks are on the rise and threaten the business operations of customs brokers, freight forwarders and other logistics service providers. Cargo theft, third party data loss and damage to your reputation are just a few of the ways these crimes can impact […]
Please be advised that we are currently working on two claims involving fraudulent shipments of copper scrap imported from China. The containers in question were loaded with bricks instead of copper scrap. These are not isolated incidents as we have been advised by a Lloyd’s surveyor in China that there is a current scam operation […]
In honor of President’s Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, February 16th. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 17th. We recognize this patriotic day as a time to pay tribute to and celebrate our country’s great leaders. We wish everyone a safe and happy extended weekend!
More Than 70 Companies Declare Force Majeure on West Coast More than 70 trucking companies have sent letters to the Intermodal Association of North America and steamship lines declaring force majeure—that they won’t be able to fulfill contracts because of unforeseen circumstances, according to news from the Harbor Trucking Association reported by American Shipper. Truckers […]
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced today that vessel operations will be suspended at U.S. West Coast ports. The seaports, which handle some $1 trillion in trade per year, will close on Thursday, 2/12; Saturday, 2/14; Sunday, 2/15; and Monday, 2/16. However, yard, gate and rail operations will continue at terminal operators’ discretion. According to […]
As west coast port disruption continues due to the International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union labor dispute with the Pacific Maritime Association, shippers pay the price, and international transportation intermediaries need to be aware of potential liability exposures. These types of disruptions wreak havoc within the supply chain and the following consequences should be considered. 1. […]