Fear Among Agricultural Shippers that they will not access the new Kansas City terminal of the BNSF.
The concern being the overweight containers not permitted on the road connecting the interstate to the BNSF railway’ s terminal in the Kansas City area. A near resolution is expected to resolve the issue. In the event that this is not resolved, shippers would have to re-route several hundred containers every week starting in October.
BNSF is working with the city of Edgerton & others to insure that this problem does not happen according to Amy Casas BNSF spokesman.
Importers be aware
Stagnation in trading in recent years with Europe & North America caused by both recessions and the increased Asian manufacturing has not helped. On the upside with new mega ships holding 10000 ocean containers (TEUs) and the Suez Canal enlarging may provide a relief in 2014 of Trans-Atlanic Trade Gowth. Shippers & carriers should show greater imports through Savannah, Charleston, Virginia, New York & New Jersey.
As the imports from Europe are recovering, the exports to Europe are waiting for an economical revival of Europe.
Shipping Imports and Exports
At ETC International, our overseas shipping container network has been serving companies in need of commercial and industrial cargo imports since 1984. With nearly 30 years experience in overseas import and export container shipping, we have an expert understanding of all the ins-and-outs of commercial ocean vessel transport. As a result, we are able to provide invaluable information to our commercial clients to help them make the most of their shipping dollars. We provide all the details a company needs to import and export consumer goods and industrial distributions.
We are happy to start by providing a no-cost, hassle-free rate quote on overseas shipping container imports and exports for manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers. From there, we can discuss additional considerations of the overseas shipping process, so your business can reliably ship goods to paying customers or receive goods from overseas container importers.
Ocean Container Shipping
We are now one month into the final regulations with Importer Security Filing (10+2 ) – the requirement of filing 24 hours prioir to loading is now in strict enforcement.
Under the guidelines of this program the Importer of Record is the responsible party not the Shipper.
U.S. Customs will now be implementing holds and
Liquidated Damages Cases for late and inaccurate ISF filings. U.S. Customs and Surety bond companies have updated systems to identify late filings up front.
All coastal ports in the United States are now holding ocean shipments upon
arrival if ISF has not been filed.
U.S. Customs places a general hold on the shipment identifying it as a non-file. Once ISF is filed the shipment is allowed to move inland as normal.
If the filing is being done in coordination with a single ISF Bond the
Surety companies are now requiring collateral of $5,000.00 to be posted at the
time of filing when the ISF submission is late. When this occurs
the Importer will receive an email notifying them of the late filing and
providing instructions on how to post the collateral.
U.S. Customs stated that it would be about six months before the first penalties
will be issued, so around the first of the year 2014, we should start seeing
the first Liquidated Damage Cases. As a reminder, U.S. Customs has up to six years to issue penalties for the late filing of ISF.
Late ISF can become a very costly addition to your bottom line if not set up correctly with your shippers. Make sure that they are aware that the final regulations have been put into full
enforcement and if you have any questions then please contact your local ETC International Freight System and we can discuss options and introduce our ISF service to you.
ETC International Freight System, our ocean container shipping network has been serving companies in need of commercial and industrial cargo shipping since 1984, and we are committed to keeping our customers up to date with the latest shipping industry changes so that they may make the most informed decisions when it comes to ocean container shipping considerations.
With nearly 30 years experience in ocean container shipping, we have an expert understanding of all facets of commercial overseas cargo transport. As a result, we provide valuable information to our commercial clients to help them make the most of their shipping dollars.
We are happy to provide a no-cost, hassle-free rate quote on overseas container shipping for manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, and to discuss additional considerations of the overseas cargo shipping process, so your business can reliably ship goods to paying customers around the globe.
You can get your convenient online rate quote right here: Sales@etcinternational.com
or call us at 1-800-383-3157.