New Congestion Surcharges

Ocean carriers in the Asia/U.S. trade recently announced a new Congestion Surcharge to be applied to import or export containers in any case of labor disruption that results in terminal congestion at U.S. ports. The announced charges are: $800 per 20’ container $1000 per 40’ container $1125 per 40’ high cube container $1266 per 45’…

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The Benefits of Going Global (Video)

Bob Boss, Albany General Manager for Mohawk Global Logistics, explains what businesses can gain from expanding into international markets and names some of the resources that can help your company take the next step towards global growth. Video courtesy of the Albany Business Review. Transcript Reporter: We're here with Bob Boss, General Manager of Mohawk…

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How Canadian e-Manifest Rules Could Affect Your Bottom Line

Highway carriers moving goods across the border into Canada will soon have to comply with Canada’s e-manifest rules, which require carriers to electronically submit cargo and conveyance information to the Canada Border Services Agency at least 1 hour prior to arrival. U.S. companies arranging their freight transportation as exporters or non-resident importers should pay close…

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If My Cargo Is Not Adequately Insured, What Is My Exposure?

Insuring cargo for international transport is very different from other forms of property insurance. There is an entire body of law, known as Admiralty Law, that has evolved around marine transportation. The coverage found in a marine cargo policy (which also covers international shipments by air) is written to insure against the many perils that…

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