Ocean and Air Rates Surge

Hello Reader, With November upon us, importers continue to witness rate increases to trade from Asia. November 1 rates both for US East and US West coasts both saw measurable increases via General Rate Increase or GRI pushing a continued increase in overall shipping costs. Q4 has historically been a slow period, with much lower […]

There Is Hope For Tariff Reductions!!

Hello Reader, Alas, there may be light at the end of the tunnel! The US economy, importers and consumers have been plagued by concerns of impending tariffs and the possibility for additional tariffs to be announced. The most pressing is a looming 25% tariff scheduled to apply on January 1, 2019. The topic of trade

Will Cargo Will Beat The 25% January 1 Deadline?

Hello, With November just around the corner, importers are arranging departures that will be starting to approach late December ETA into the States. East Coast shipments being booked out through November are in the ‘danger zone’ for late December ETA and the question on many importer’s minds is “will I beat the new tariff?” This