Trade News / Freight and transportation updates

Posted: May 29, 2018

The unions representing workers at Canadian Pacific (CP), one of Canada’s largest railway network, have served CP with a strike notice set to commence at 22:00, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Should the parties fail to resolve the current impasse in... Read more >

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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 >

Posted: Oct 4, 2017

Travel through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will be interrupted due to closures as the final phase of a $21.6 million renovation continues. To complete the project, the tunnel will be closed based on the following schedule: Oct. 20-30 – The tunnel... Read more >

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 >

Posted: Sep 27, 2017

Similar to guidance issued following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000608 providing “Hurricane Maria Diversion Guidance for Ocean Carriers.” CBP recognizes the current extraordinary weather situation created by Hurricane Maria may cause... Read more >

Posted: Sep 20, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is advising travelers that the Sumas (Washington State) Port of Entry will undergo construction in the passenger, bus and cargo lanes September 20th through October 1st. Beginning Wednesday, September 20th,... Read more >

Posted: Sep 13, 2017

Similar to guidance issued following Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000555 providing “Guidance for Exports during Hurricane Irma.” Commercial operations at a number of CBP ports in Florida, Georgia, South... Read more >

Posted: Sep 7, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has issued CSMS 17-000531 providing guidance for parties interested in donating to recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. As written, customs broker handling is NOT REQUIRED for shipments imported properly under these guidelines. Rather, those... Read more >