Trade News / Freight and transportation updates

Posted: Sep 8, 2016

China has decided vessels originating from the United States, other than from the state of Florida, do not require a disinfection certification.  The Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has posted a September 2nd “Update”... Read more >

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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 >

Posted: Sep 5, 2017

As you are aware, eManifest requirements for Highway carriers are mandatory. January 11, 2016, marked the beginning of the monetary penalty period, meaning that carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements may be issued monetary AMPS penalties. On June... Read more >

Posted: Aug 28, 2017

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in Port Huron, Michigan, has announced, due to infrastructure improvements at the Port Huron, Michigan CBP Plaza, the “Wide Load Lane, 5A”, will be closed, beginning Wednesday, September 6th; reopening on Sunday, September 10th.... Read more >

Posted: Jun 23, 2017

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in El Paso, Texas, has issued a notice advising the trade community and brokers of a change in procedures for Hazardous Materials (HazMat) paperwork submissions to CBP-El Paso. The HazMat email box,, will... Read more >

Posted: May 29, 2017

Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) provides new updated information regarding the eManifest implementation timeline for freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data on consolidated freight to the CBSA within the prescribed mode-specific time frames. To provide time for... Read more >