CBP User Fees

On November 1, 2017, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in a Federal Register notice that certain CBP user fees would increase for fiscal year 2018, including the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF). The adjustments calculated in the various fees are...
DG Emergency Response Number

DG Emergency Response Number

When exporting Dangerous Goods the most common error we see from shippers who frequently export dangerous goods is not properly expressing the DG Emergency Response Number. Government regulations CFR49 172.604 require that a 24 hour response number be provided to the...
Ocean Import FCL Rate Outlook

Ocean Import FCL Rate Outlook

Ocean Import FCL Rate Outlook for the remainder of 2017 through early 2018. 1)      Nov 1st GRI/PSS We have seen that October did not have any increase, and ocean import FCL rates were extended to end of October. This is normal in the month of October after the China...
China USA FCL Forecast

China USA FCL Forecast

There were no increases on Eastbound to USA cargo in October. At this time China USA FCL Forecast for November will be a soft market and in our opinion zero to low chance of rates increasing on November 1st . There is a possibility of an increase around mid November...
Domestic Trucking Turmoil

Domestic Trucking Turmoil

Several natural disasters have consumed a large percentage of carriers as they were supporting ongoing operations with FEMA from Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma and Maria. FEMA responsibilities drove up demand on the market causing severe spikes in the rate per mile from all...
OFAC 50% Rule

OFAC 50% Rule

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control maintains lists of restricted parties, including the specially designated nationals and sectoral sanctions identifications lists.  Under the so-called 50 percent rule, any entity owned 50 percent or more by an...