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October update on port and rail operations across the U.S. Recent reports show an overall decrease in import volume this September, with notably fewer imports from China and weakened consumer demand. However, import volume is still above p [...]

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Keep in mind that port operations are significantly affected by disruptions in rail and truck operations, and vice versa. Rails, ports, and truckers are all facing equipment and labor shortages coupled with high volume. FreightWaves reported on Jul [...]

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We put together an overview of key supply chain updates from the first 6 months of 2022. Read in full or choose a topic to look at below! Import Volume & Consumer Demand Congestion & Development at Major Ports Fuel Cost &am [...]

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Summary Over the past three years in particular, steamship lines have come under scrutiny for billing and shipping practices, from detention and demurrage charges to powerful alliances and export procedures. The Federal Maritime Commission ha [...]

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Summary Union negotiations for 29 West Coast ports (affecting roughly 22,000 workers) began on May 10th. Here’s what we know about this year’s proceedings as well as possible ramifications later in the summer. Negotiations are between the [...]

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Last updated 6.17.22 Summary of the UFLPA Implementing Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act prohibits imports of products from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Repub [...]

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Last updated: April 12, 2022 Per CBP, “Effective for shipments entered or withdrawn for consumption on or after April 9, 2022, the rates of duty set forth in Column 2 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) shall apply to [...]

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Diesel fuel prices increased by $0.75 per gallon The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report on March 7 showing that diesel fuel prices increased by 18%, or $0.75 per gallon from last week. The national average is [...]

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Since Covid-19 first began affecting the global supply chain, West Coast ports like LA/LGB have been the epicenter of much news regarding port delays and bottlenecks—with videos going viral of ships stretching out into the distance, waiting to ber [...]

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