A COVID-19 outbreak at Yantian Port is expected to cause tremendous shipment delays following the rollout of stringent quarantine and disinfection measures. Overall productivity at Yantian has been adversely affected, and berthing delays and port congestion are expected to worsen in the coming weeks.
As part of our efforts to promote security awareness, we want to remind our clients that they play an integral role in keeping our borders secure and our communities safe. By working together with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and sharing information about security breaches or potential threats, we [...]
Demand has continued to build in the weeks before the Chinese New Year holiday, which is February 11 – February 26 this year, and the shipping industry is bracing for the surge to continue through the lunar holiday as China tries to maintain momentum in its recovering economy. Continued efforts [...]
Dear Client, Happy New Year! May 2021 be Safe and Healthy. We realize that persistent port and rail ramp congestion, container chassis shortages, and excessive detention and demurrage fees from carriers, as well as upheaval among air cargo service providers, are causing significant harm to your import and export supply [...]
Many American businesses have found themselves unable to obtain refunds of duties paid on excluded China Section 301 products because the product exclusions were not granted until after their import entries were liquidated. Due to the delay by the U.S. Trade Representative in granting the Section 301 tariff exclusions, U.S. [...]
Air Freight Partial lockdowns across Europe to contain new waves of COVID-19 have led to significant air freight cancellations, with many retailers switching to ocean freight as they re-think their supply chains. Despite the fall in volumes, airfreight prices remain higher than normal. The capacity situation is likely to worsen [...]