Impact of Maersk Cyber-Attack

Impact of Maersk Cyber-Attack

Maersk's APM Terminals in New York, and several other locations across the globe, are closed for the second day, after the ocean carrier reported being hit by a cyber-attack yesterday. According to a customer advisory emailed this morning, Maersk has shut down its IT and communications systems as a proactive security measure. Impact on Shippers…

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CBP Issues Final Rule for Consumptive Demand Clause

CBP Issues Final Rule for Consumptive Demand Clause

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued their final rule on June 8, which will remove the consumptive demand clause from section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The clause allowed the importation of forced labor goods if the demand for those goods in the U. S. exceeded the capacity of domestic production. According to…

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Brianne’s Second Month in Germany: A Mohawk Adventure

Images courtesy of Brianne Victor. At the end of April, Brianne Victor, Export Coordinator in our Buffalo, NY office, flew to Bremen, Germany to begin her three month adventure through our employee foreign exchange program. During her second month abroad, Brianne visited the beautiful city of Hamburg, took a trip to Paris, and walked around Amsterdam.…

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All Major Carriers Suspend Service to Qatar

All Major Carriers Suspend Service to Qatar

The Gulf states that surround Qatar have imposed sanctions to ban transportation to and from Qatar via land, sea, or air, until further notice. According to Bloomberg, the reason for this ban is for “supporting terrorist groups ranging from Shiite Iranian proxies to Sunni militants such as Islamic State.” All major ocean carriers including, Maersk,…

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