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Intermodal South America 2017

For over 20 years, Intermodal South America has become one of the largest strategic platforms within the logistics, cargo transport and foreign trade industries. With more than 600 exhibitors attending the 2017 expo in São Paulo, Brazil you are guaranteed to find the answer to any of your logistics problems. Over the course of three […]

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2017 Arrow Electronics Logistics & Operations Management Conference

Arrow Electronics is a leader in electronic components and computing solutions for all industrial and commercial uses. This year, Arrow Electronics will be hosting the 2017 Logistics & Operations Management Conference – two days of reception dinners, industry presentations and vendor keynote speeches. This event will provide attendees the opportunity to showcase new products and […]

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Did You Know? Panama Canal Now Connects 140 Ocean Routes and 1,700 Global Ports

On December 20th, the Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to ever navigate the waterway’s expanded locks, which opened for oceangoing traffic in 2016 after nearly a decade of planning and construction. Canal de Panamá reports that Hapag-Lloyd’s Valparaiso Express, a 10,589 TEU Neopanamax containership, was specifically built to take advantage of the greater […]

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Shipping Flowers this Valentine’s Day? Here’s How to Prep Your Shipment for CBP Inspections

Whether they’re sending roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, or mixed bouquets, the millions of Americans who will shower their loved ones and sweethearts with flowers on Valentine’s Day want to know that those beautiful arrangements are free of bugs and pests. To make this goal a reality, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will literally inspect every […]

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Three Things You Need to Know about Importing Chocolate

When you give someone chocolates for Valentine’s Day, you want those sweets to melt their hearts. What you don’t want is for those chocolates to melt out on the dock while U.S. Customs & Border Control and/or the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) decide whether to let them into the country or not. Valentine’s […]

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Changes to CBP Reconciliation Program scheduled for January 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be implementing several changes to the reconciliation entry program as part of the conversion to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). These changes will be deployed in January 2017 on a date yet to be determined by CBP. CBP will no longer enter a blanket flag in a participating […]

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Have You Shored Up Your Logistics Plans for the Chinese New Year?

Four good strategies that all importers should be using to prepare for the Year of the Rooster. The Chinese New Year (CNY) or “Spring Festival” is a very important holiday for the people of China, who celebrate this occasion by taking extended time off from work, enjoying the annual festivities, and spending time with family […]

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What’s Driving the Air Freight Industry Today?

Last year in this space, I referenced research results published by SandlerResearch.org that predicted the worldwide air cargo logistics market will experience a 5.97% compounded annual growth rate from 2014 to 2019. Since we are nearing the middle of this period, let’s look at how things have changed and where industry growth stands in shipment […]

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FDA Food Facility Registration Due Before December 31, 2016

The Bioterrorism Act and Food Safety Modernization Act requires all domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the U.S. to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The requirement includes food, food ingredients, and dietary supplements. Registrations must be renewed every other year […]

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What You Need to Know About the Changes to the DCS (Destination Control Statement)

On November 15th, the regulations mandating destination control statements (DCS) changed and now include several modifications to existing rules that shippers must follow when exporting goods from the U.S.  A legal statement required by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the DCS states that the goods being exported […]

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