General Rate Increase by Trans-Pacific Carriers

Trans-Pacific carriers will be implementing a General Rate Increase (GRI) on August 1, 2016. This GRI will affect all Canadian and USA destinations. The following amounts are all in USD and apply to all freight originating in Asia and the Indian subcontinent. General Rate Increase Applies to all U.S. and Canadian ports Effective August 1…

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Visualize Your Domestic Shipments with GlobalLink

Visualize Your Domestic Shipments with GlobalLink

Shipment visibility is a feature in the GlobalLink Domestic Transportation Management System (TMS) that allows you to easily visualize your shipping data in one place. The data is displayed in a vibrant and interactive dashboard that organizes shipments by Net charges Open loads by consignee Open loads by mode Open loads by carrier Open loads…

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Trans-Pacific Carriers Postpone Peak Season Surcharge

Carriers that service the Trans-Pacific lanes have announced the peak season surcharge (PSS), originally effective for June 15, is now effective July 15, 2016. The following amounts are all in USD and apply to all freight originating in Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Peak Season Surcharge Applies to all U.S and Canadian ports Effective July 15…

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Cracking Down on Importer Security Filing

Cracking Down on Importer Security Filing

U.S importers must be aware that as of June 30, 2016, deadlines for Importer Security Filing (ISF) submissions on new and current shipments will be enforced. Customs and Border Protection will now be cracking down on this requirement, eliminating the “three strikes” approach. Furthermore, it is imperative that importers are diligent in ensuring overseas suppliers…

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Get Your Suppliers On Board with SOLAS/VGM Rules

Get Your Suppliers On Board with SOLAS/VGM Rules

July 1 is rapidly approaching and the world is still waiting for a magic solution in order to implement the Safety-of-Life-At-Sea (SOLAS)/Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rules. Exporters are in good shape in this country according to the US Coast Guard, which is our regulatory agency in the USA. Importers, however, are subject to the individual…

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Would Your Product Be Duty-Free Under TPP?

Would Your Product Be Duty-Free Under TPP?

Thanks to an update to the International Trade Administration's Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Tariff Tool, you can now find out when products would be eligible for duty-free treatment if the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is enacted. Though tariff information is only available for six of the 11 TPP countries-- Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Singapore…

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