Thank you to Dan Mulligan of GCT Global for giving the NY-NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, including myself, a tour of the GCT Bayonne and providing us with a better understanding of the difficulties the terminals are facing. We are excited to see they are taking a proactive approach to the increase of...Full Post
The Port of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) will implement a container fee on any long-dwelling import or export containers. The goal of the tariff is to reduce an excess of empty containers dwelling at the port and free up space for container pickup. It includes both loaded and empty containers. The Quarterly container...Full Post
Record heat across North America and much of the northern hemisphere isn’t the only thing heating up this summer for importers. Record volumes, the challenge of empty container returns, and a marked shift in cargo from West Coast to East Coast is making many in our industry sweat. Learn more below: US imports continue...Full Post
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) will came into effect June 8. Starting June 21 CBP is going to assume imports coming from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are using forced labor. It will be on the importer to prove otherwise. We expect the top affected commodities include chemicals, apparel/textiles and agriculture. The Uyghur Forced Labor...Full Post
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