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 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 [...]

18 05, 2023

FLOW: Strengthening the supply chain through data exchange

By | 2023-05-18T00:02:00+00:00 May 18th, 2023|Supply Chain|

The Department of Transportation’s Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW), has developed a data exchange to pool information on the movement of goods, including container volumes and available logistics equipment. According to a press release, such data sharing across the supply chain industry and alongside the federal government has never been [...]

31 03, 2023

US and Canada strengthen their partnership on green trade, technologies and supply chains

By | 2023-03-31T12:27:53+00:00 March 31st, 2023|Legislation, Supply Chain|

Following a recent meeting between President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the US and Canadian governments released a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to a mutually beneficial partnership to support green energy trade initiatives. Highlights include: Introducing enhanced plans to support clean technology manufacturing and adoption. Launching a [...]

23 12, 2022

2022 year-end review of import/export and trade compliance developments

By | 2022-12-23T16:46:35+00:00 December 23rd, 2022|Imports, Legislation, Studies and Reports, Supply Chain, Tariffs|

What were the major trends in export controls, trade sanctions, customs compliance, and import requirements in the U.S. and around the world? Check out the series of videos posted by global law firm Baker McKenzie. The videos were recorded across three days and feature the firm’s top international trade compliance [...]

29 11, 2022

What caused all the supply chain issues in 2022?

By | 2022-11-29T15:20:46+00:00 November 29th, 2022|Supply Chain|

As the world continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues are causing widespread product shortages in a variety of different industries. Logistics company ZhenHub has published a report that examines notable product shortages in 2022, major factors behind product shortages, and the impact of [...]

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