COVID-19 Latest Updates
October 29, 2020

Daily Messaging Issues Between U.S. Customs and Carriers, Congestion Increasing at U.S. West Coast Ports, Trucking Capacity Remains Tight

Ocean   Ocean freight space is getting worse across the board. In many parts of Asia,…
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October 22, 2020

Ocean Capacity Constrained at Asian Hubs, U.S. Customs Enforcing Harsher Reviews, Air Freight Rates Soar

Ocean  Ocean freight space is incredibly tight, especially at core Asian hubs. To combat delays,…
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October 15, 2020

Section 301 Investigations Opened for Vietnam, WTO Approves Tariffs on U.S. Exports, CMA CGM is Back Online

Customs The Trump administration has announced tariffs on $2 billion worth of aluminum imports on…
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October 8, 2020

CMA CGM Still Recovering, Massive Delays at Canadian Ports, and IMO Investigating Demurrage Charges

Supply chain activity is still moving slowly this week, as CMA CGM continues to fight…
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October 1, 2020

CMA CGM Under Attack, Customs System Upgrades Cause Delays, and Golden Week Cripples Capacity

Global supply chains have seen major delays this week as CMA CGM battles a ransomware…
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September 24, 2020

Extreme Peak Season in Store, Ocean Capacity is Reinstated, and Merchandise Processing Fees are Increasing

Trucking Supply chain leaders are warning that an extreme peak season may be in store…
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September 17, 2020

WTO, Importers Challenge Section 301 Tariffs, Chinese Authorities Lean on Carriers, Shippers Brace for Peak Season

Customs  Section 301 tariffs are under legal scrutiny this week. On Tuesday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled…
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September 10, 2020

Equipment Shortages Spread, Increasing Spot Rates, and More Expiring Exclusions

Customs  Over the next few weeks, more Section 301 tariff exclusion lists are set to expire. Keep an eye on…
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September 3, 2020

An Uncertain Peak Season, Backups Along the West Coast, and Air Freight Rates Continue to Increase

Ocean   Change seems incessant in 2020, and ocean freight’s peak season is among those changes. There…
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August 27, 2020

Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall, Airlines Move Toward Freight, Hong Kong Origin Deadline Extended

Hurricane Laura Just as Tropical Storm Marco made landfall in U.S. Gulf states, Hurricane Laura…
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