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: Aug 15, 2016

China is putting in place new rules around the fumigation of U.S. ocean export containers in an effort to stop the spread of the Zika virus. Chinese authorities, in particular the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of... Read More >

Posted: Jul 27, 2016

On November 7, 2016, eManifest requirements for freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data become mandatory. Following a voluntary compliance period, the preceding implementation timeline applies to eManifest requirements for freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill... Read More >

Posted: Jul 7, 2016

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are providing  a specific implementation timeline which require freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data on consolidated freight to the CBSA within prescribed mode-specific time frames, as follows: November 7, 2016, to January... Read More >

Posted: Jun 23, 2016

On June 17th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) 16-000499, advising tighter enforcement of the importer security filing (ISF) requirement will begin June 30, 2016.  This will end the CBP “revised enforcement strategy” in... Read More >

Posted: Jun 15, 2016

Earlier in June U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a pilot program allowing commercial trucks to prepay the single-crossing user fee online prior to arrival at a port of entry. The pilot will begin at the Buffalo, Detroit and El... Read More >

Posted: Jun 10, 2016

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified weight. The shipper is... Read More >

Posted: Jun 8, 2016

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it is expanding Free and Secure Trade (FAST) benefits for members of its trusted trader programs.  They also announced plans to increase the number of dedicated FAST lanes to provide low-risk, pre-approved importers,... Read More >

Posted: May 3, 2016

The trucking industry needs a solution to its labor shortage. It may not have one though, because there's a good chance it has been blessed with two.

Posted: May 3, 2016

The U.S. trucking industry is already teetering on the edge of crisis mode - if it hasn't entered it already - and infrastructure issues only exacerbate the problem.

Posted: Apr 21, 2016

A former member of the California State Assembly believes that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be a boon for the Golden State.