Trade News / Freight and transportation updates

Posted: Oct 4, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000612 advising, effective November 1st, they will penalize any documented violation of the wood packaging material (WPM) requirements, eliminating its previous policy of allowing up to five (5) violations before taking... Read more >

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Posted: Feb 8, 2018

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Blaine (in Washington State) has announced repairs are underway in Cargo Lane #3 at the Blaine, Pacific Highway, Port of Entry. On February 5, 2018, the Port experienced damage to... Read more >

Posted: Jan 8, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) extended the enforcement date for the new ‘In-Bond’ regulation changes for six months. The new rules went into effect on November 27, 2017. Effective July 2, 2018: The paper CBP 7512 form will no... Read more >

Posted: Jan 8, 2018

Under Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) and eManifest initiatives, carriers must provide electronic cargo and conveyance data to the CBSA in advance of arriving at the Canadian border. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) encourages shippers to assist carriers in meeting... Read more >

Posted: Jan 4, 2018

On December 29th, CN issued the following advisory: CN is experiencing the prolonged effects of severe cold weather conditions in our Canadian and U.S. Midwest rail network. As part of CN’s winter preparedness and train operating plan, when cold temperatures... Read more >

Posted: Nov 24, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000729 noting an increase in trucks entering the United States at a land border where a transponder’s status is showing “Not Paid”, when in fact, the carrier has a valid annual... Read more >

Posted: Nov 22, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000726 advising the 2017 Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Portal Customer Satisfaction Survey is now open. CBP encourages all importers, brokers, carriers and other trade community users of ACE to take the... Read more >

Posted: Nov 16, 2017

In September, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS 17-000609, advising effective November 1st they would penalize any documented violation of the wood packaging material (WPM) requirements. The CBP approach was described in a Livingston Trade News – US... Read more >

Posted: Nov 16, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has published a November 1, 2017, Federal Register Notice (FRN) advising the below-noted increase(s), effective January 1, 2018. CBP will increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) “user fees” by 2.677 per-cent to adjust... Read more >

Posted: Nov 8, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Port of Nogales, AZ, Commercial Facility will begin winter hours of operation on Monday, October 30, 2017. Both the primary northbound truck gate and In-bond/Export booth for the 2017/2018 winter season will be open... Read more >

Posted: Nov 3, 2017

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has announced the Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge linking Madawaska, Maine and Edmundston, New Brunswick will have an immediate down-posting (weight limit) to five (5) tons beginning on Friday, October 27th. During a recent inspection of... Read more >