Overseas Ocean Container Imports, Partial Government Shutdown

Partial US Government Shutdown does for Shippers  ETC International Freight System felt, it would be useful to convey to our customers receiving ocen import shipments into the USA ports, the professional opinions within the international transportation industry. How...

International Shipping. USA Ports congestion problems

Over this summer, New York port has congestion issues. Now Oakland port with truckers upset blocking the facility of the terminal fed-up with union workers and 7 to 9 hours delay to retrieve their equipment (chassis & containers). Shippers’ container...

Container Shipping Capacity Increases Affecting Trans-Pacific Rates

An ongoing pattern of rate erosion on east-west container trades continues, despite the success of the most recent general rate increase. This has thus far been the trend with all rate increases year to date. Yet another example of this failure to maintain GRIs on...

CBP to Fully Enforce New Importer Security Filing Rules

An important notice to all of our readers: we want to remind you that importers can expect U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) full enforcement of Importer Security Filing/10+2 rules, as enacted on July 9, 2013. CBP’s Security Filing regulation, commonly...

China Leading Overseas Container Apparel Imports to U.S.

The United States receives a great portion of its overseas shipping container imports from various source countries throughout the world, including Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Honduras and Pakistan to name a few, but nearly half of all U.S. imports of apparel is...

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