International Logistics

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    Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

    - by Transplace

    With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. The situation is still fluid, as mentioned in our previous report, and Transplace will continue to release updates as we know them. 

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    How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain

    - by Transplace

    Since news broke out that a mysterious strain of coronavirus was affecting residents in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, Chinese New Year celebrations and global travel and business operations have been significantly impacted. Coronaviruses are part of a strain of viruses that can cause the common cold or other respiratory illnesses, including the SARS outbreak of 2002. This new type of coronavirus appeared to be spreading quickly, causing panic right before the new year celebrations began.

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    Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union

    - by Transplace

    While recent news headlines have been dominated by the ongoing trade discussions between the U.S. and China, a new ruling from arbitrators at the World Trade Organization (WTO) may have flown under the radar. This ruling is sparking a new conflict between the U.S. and the EU on the Transatlantic trade bloc. On October 2nd, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced, “The U.S. has won the largest arbitration award in WTO history in its dispute with the EU over illegal subsidies to Airbus.”

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    Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series

    - by Transplace

    Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series The international trade community often faces new challenges due to…

  • Business - Transportation

    C-TPAT: An Update to Supply Chain Security and Trade Compliance

    - by Transplace

    In today’s ever-chaining business environment, organizations are faced with ongoing security challenges. It’s crucial for shippers to understand any potential risks to their supply chains and establish security plans—and one significant way to proactively protect their operations is by becoming a member of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.

  • Business - Transportation

    Logistics Alert: What the New IMO 2020 Emissions Standards Mean for the Shipping Industry

    - by Transplace

    Earlier this year, we shared some important information about the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announcing a new standard regarding the acceptable levels of sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions in bunker fuel – all in an effort to reduce air pollution from container ships. With less than six months to the full implementation of the emissions standard, there is still uncertainty throughout the global shipping industry about its overall impact. In this post, I’ll examine what shippers need to know about the new fuel guidelines and discuss how it could affect their business.

  • International Logistics

    Logistics Alert: Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020

    - by Transplace

    Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years. Fuel is a huge percentage of a carrier’s overall cost for operating their business, and carriers have historically utilized various fuel surcharges, from “emergency” to “interim,” in order to pass along volatility of these costs to their shipper customers.

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    A New Deal - Updating North America's Trade Agreemenet

    A New Deal – Updating North America’s Trade Agreement

    - by Transplace

    For now, it’s only been agreed upon via a handshake, but the United States, Mexico and Canada have made a deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – which will now be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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    Logistics Alert: International Shipping in the Current Time of Tariffs

    Logistics Alert: International Shipping in the Current Time of Tariffs

    - by Transplace

    As headlines surrounding new tariffs may have shippers concerned about their potential impact, it’s important to keep ahead of the headlines. The industry is already well into the traditional peak season import period (which is July through November annually), and importers are ramping up for the upcoming holidays. However, the uncertainty of current tariffs and the potential impact of any future regulations appears to be adding to the overall container volume loadings out of China, causing a few key concerns.

  • Business - Transportation
    International Tariffs: What Shippers Need to Know & What's Ahead for International Transportation

    International Tariffs: What Shippers Need to Know & What’s Ahead for International Transportation

    - by Transplace

    There have been many recent headlines surrounding international trade and the potential impact of a number of tariffs being put into place by the U.S., most notably the tariffs on steel and aluminum last month. These tariffs affect all shippers who may be importing or exporting from Mexico, China, Canada or a number of other countries – and there have been some recent key developments in this trade situation that shippers need to be aware of.

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