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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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The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association entered the weekend engaged at a standoff at Los Angeles-Long Beach as employers plan to reduce the number of longshore crews that will be assigned to work vessels on the... Read more >
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced they have launched a Border Wait Time app making it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land... Read more >
The world's longest direct link rail journey recently ended after a train from the coastal Chinese city of Yiwu completed a journey to Madrid, Spain that spanned over 8,000 miles.
Seven months of West Coast dockworker contract negotiations may be winding down following a union caucus and the back-and-forth discussions of a potential offer. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is currently waiting for the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA)... Read more >
In one recent study, shippers - soon to be subject to price increases on railways - ripped rail-based intermodal freight service in the U.S. and Canada.
One economics expert wrote in an editorial that Congress has the power to stop future longshore slowdowns and lockout threats, as a dock workers' union and management remain without a contract on the West Coast.
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced changes to the CBSA’s sealing requirements for conveyances and containers that have been authorized to move inland to a sufferance warehouse. Customs Notice 14-009 advises of changes to the sealing of conveyances and... Read more >