Trade News / Freight and transportation updates

Posted: Feb 15, 2019

Each year, a number of Canadian provinces implement a “Spring Thaw” policy, enforcing reduced trailer load restrictions in order to protect roads from significant damage at a time of year when roads are most vulnerable to damage due to high... Read more >

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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 >

Posted: Sep 7, 2016

US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is inviting you to take the 2016 Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Trade User Satisfaction Survey, now available for trade response. CBP strongly encourages all Importers, Exporters, Brokers, Software Developers, Carriers, and other trade community... Read more >

Posted: Sep 2, 2016

On August 31st, Hanjin Shipping Co. filed for bankruptcy protection after having failed to secure credit to address a cash shortage. Hanjin, one of the world’s largest shipping lines, stopped taking new cargo on Wednesday. This has caused a ripple... Read more >

Posted: Aug 27, 2016

The Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has posted an “Update on China’s Requirements for Shipments From Zika-Infected Countries” on the FAS website.  U.S. officials have received more information about how U.S. shippers can comply... Read more >

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 >