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Dec 1, 2022
Congress moves to avert looming rail strike

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would bind rail companies and workers to a tentative…

Dec 1, 2022
Korea truckers’ strike begins taking a toll

South Korea truckers have been on strike now for a week over wage and working conditions disputes.  Ocean carriers are…

Nov 18, 2022
Phase 2 of the ACE Portal Modernization launched

On October 25 and November 8, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) launched Phase 2 of the Automated…

Nov 18, 2022
ITA revokes Russia’s antidumping status

On November 10, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) revoked Russia’s status as a market economy in…

Nov 17, 2022
Port of Long Beach import volume plunges

Import volume at the Port of Long Beach declined by 16.6% in October year over year. The decrease was due…

Nov 17, 2022
Port Houston to implement a “sustained import dwell fee”

To clear container backlog on terminals, Port Houston will apply a $45 per day “sustained import dwell fee” for loaded…

Nov 17, 2022
Imports from China fall faster than volume from other Asian origin countries

Tariffs, regional sourcing diversification, and expanding political strains contribute to divergent import trends between US imports from China vs. the…

Nov 17, 2022
Port lockout threatens Australian supply chains

In response to a lengthy industrial dispute, Svitzer, Australia’s largest tug boat operator, gave notice of an indefinite lockout to…

Nov 16, 2022
US Customs and Border Protection’s Chief Resigns

President Biden accepted the resignation of The US Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) Commissioner Chris Magnus.

Nov 16, 2022
Carriers’ blank sailings strategy shows some impact

Despite weak demand, spot container rates ex Asia to North America west coast rebounded this week, though capacity management is…

Nov 16, 2022
Section 301 Tariffs Update

The Section 301 Tariffs initiated by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) beginning in July 2018, marked…