17 11, 2023

Government Invests More Than $653 Million in Ports to Strengthen U.S. Supply Chains

By | 2023-11-17T23:09:51+00:00 November 17th, 2023|Shipping, Supply Chain, Tariffs|

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced over $653 million to fund 41 port improvement projects across the country under the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). This funding will help grow capacity and increase efficiency at coastal seaports, Great Lakes ports, and inland river ports. A significant portion [...]

26 09, 2023

NCBFAA leads industrywide initiative to keep trade moving in the event of an Oct. 1 government shutdown

By | 2023-09-26T15:39:37+00:00 September 26th, 2023|Border Crossing, Imports, Shipping, Trade, U.S. Customs|

Taking no chances with what appears to be increasingly likely a federal government shutdown starting Oct. 1, the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) is leading an effort among 40 other trade associations to develop a comprehensive strategy with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other Partner [...]

20 08, 2023

Huge increase proposed for AQI import fees

By | 2023-08-20T00:43:39+00:00 August 20th, 2023|Imports, Ocean Cargo, Shipping, U.S. Customs|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to significantly increase the fees for its AQI program, which assures that cargo and passenger baggage entering the country is inspected for plant pests and potential sources of animal diseases that could affect U.S. agriculture, trade [...]

26 06, 2023

Pandemic significantly impacted supply chains and goods imports: ITC

By | 2023-10-19T11:03:01+00:00 June 26th, 2023|Imports, Ocean Cargo, Shipping, Studies and Reports, Supply Chain|

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has published a report detailing the significant impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on U.S. supply chains. The document, titled Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2023 Annual Report, includes specific discussions on retail supply chains, e-commerce, logistics, warehousing, maritime shipping, port services, trucking [...]

1 06, 2023

New legislation approved to strengthen America’s supply chain

By | 2023-06-01T21:33:06+00:00 June 1st, 2023|Legislation, Shipping, Supply Chain|

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has voted to approve several measures to strengthen the country’s supply chain and guard against future supply chain disruptions. The approved legislation includes: The Soo Locks Security and Economic Reporting Act of 2023 Directs a federal study of potential security risks of the Soo Locks [...]

30 04, 2023

California to ban diesel trucks by 2042

By | 2023-04-30T19:18:17+00:00 April 30th, 2023|Shipping|

California has taken a big step towards its green shipping goals by banning the sale of new diesel-powered big rig trucks by 2036 and requiring all trucks to be zero-emissions by 2042. Known as Advanced Clean Fleets, the new rule is the first of its kind in the world. It [...]

25 04, 2023

Union Pacific, CN and GMXT team up for new Mexico-US-Canada intermodal transportation service

By | 2023-04-25T23:14:25+00:00 April 25th, 2023|Freight, Shipping|

Union Pacific Railroad, Canadian National Railway (CN), and GMXT have announced the creation of Falcon Premium, a Mexico-US-Canada intermodal transportation service designed to increase efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, directly benefiting intermodal customers shipping automotive parts, food, FAK (freight all kinds), home appliances, and temperature-controlled products. The service will [...]

19 11, 2022

U.S. announces several major green shipping initiatives in support of the Green Shipping Challenge

By | 2022-11-19T17:38:48+00:00 November 19th, 2022|Shipping|

The U.S. Government has announced several initiatives in support of the Green Shipping Challenge, which encourages governments, ports, and companies to commit to transitioning to more environmentally sustainable methods of shipping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Green Shipping Challenge was organized by the U.S. and Norway as part of [...]

18 07, 2022

Shipping might be about to get slower. Here’s why

By | 2022-07-18T23:08:53+00:00 July 18th, 2022|Shipping|

If you’ve read about the upcoming shipping regulations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), then you already know that it has set a target for the shipping industry to achieve zero emissions by 2050. Earlier this month, a bill was introduced in U.S. Congress to reduce the amount of carbon [...]

17 07, 2022

Clean Shipping Act aims to clean up ocean shipping

By | 2022-07-17T22:07:18+00:00 July 17th, 2022|Legislation, Shipping|

A new bill was introduced in Congress last week that aims to tackle the enormous amount of pollution generated by the ocean shipping industry. Introduced by Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and cosponsored by Congresswoman Nanette Barrigan (CA-44), the Clean Shipping Act aims to eliminate pollution from all ocean shipping companies [...]

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