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US Port & Terminals
Port Everglades Terminal
Vessel wait times are 11 to 12 days. Yard is at 100% of capacity.
Port of Houston
Vessel wait times remain 24 to 48 hours. Expecting berth congestion mid to late next week with vessel bunching.
Port of Prince Rupert
Vessel wait times are 9 to 10 days. Currently operating at 100% of capacity.
Port of Long Beach
3 to 5 days waiting time for vessels.
Port of New Orleans
Hurricane Zeta has rapidly strengthened into a strong Category 2 as it nears landfall on the Louisiana coast. It is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds and heavy rainfall. As a result, Supply Chain Solutions is preparing for probable delays.
Amerijet International Airlines' Peak Season Surcharge will be effective from November 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. The surcharge applies to all shipments originating in the continental United States.
Peak Season Surcharge
$0.10/kg with min. $5.00 per AWB (Based on Chargeable Weight)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced this week it will delay full implementation of the APHIS Core Message Set in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) until January 25, 2021. APHIS made this decision in response to stakeholder concerns about operational and economic setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This action gives the trade community additional time to prepare for this change.
China is making up some ground on its U.S. trade deal commitments. “While export growth in September remained relatively stable—up 1.9% over the month before—China’s imports are surging, leaping 15% over August. Imports of pork and soy from the U.S. are driving the growth as China tries to uphold its commitment in phase 1 of the trade deal.
The President issued Sept. 30 an executive order declaring a national emergency to deal with the threat posed by the U.S.’ dependence on imports from foreign adversaries for “the critical minerals that are increasingly necessary to maintain our economic and military strength in the 21st century.” These minerals are used in the production of goods such as cell phones, computers, automobiles, airplanes, advanced electronics, manufacturing equipment, transportation systems, defence systems, and cutting-edge medical devices. First reports due this week.
An analysis of shipper transaction data shows a marked slowing of spot market rate hikes in September after a turbulent summer, perhaps pumping the brakes on the rise of contract rates.
Long-haul trucking faces fiercer competition for truck drivers in the future and a shrinking pool of qualified driver candidates, ATA’s chief economist told the 2020 Transplace Shipper Symposium.
Available drivers have been hard to find with such a sudden and sharp rise in domestic and international container flows, placing a great deal of strain on the fluidity of the supply chain.
J.B. Hunt said intermodal results were worse than anticipated because of major network congestion in rail terminals and shippers sitting on containers, which may not ease until 2021.
What an Early 2020 Holiday Shopping Season Means for Consumers & Supply Chains
Whether or not consumers, suppliers, and retailers are ready, the holiday shopping season is right around the corner!
Experts predict that due to evolving shopping habits, Covid-19, a delayed Amazon Prime Day, and general supply chain disruptions, consumers will start shopping for the holidays earlier than usual this year.
Consequences of choosing wrong Incoterms
The new Incoterms® 2020 rules have been effective since January 1st, 2020, and we are still seeing some confusion when it's time to pre-define trade responsibilities.
Using the wrong Incoterms® could result in delivery and payment problems, as well as incorrect customs declarations, which can have serious legal ramifications.
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