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October 17, 2017


Georgia Ports Authority Reports Record Cargo Volumes

The Georgia Ports Authority reported record cargo volumes in its 2017 fiscal year, alongside sustained private investment in its port infrastructure. Total cargo tonnage increased 8.3% across all terminals during the fiscal year. (source: Breakbulk)

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October 17, 2017


Hong Kong’s Cargo Growth Continues to Soar

Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) cargo handling in September "soared" 9.1% over the same month in 2016, according to Aircargonews. An HKIA spokesperson said, "Exports registered a robust 14% year-on-year growth, continuing to lead the growth in cargo volume. Among…

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October 13, 2017


Panama is on the Move

Congratulations to Rolando Alvarez, the newly-elected President of the Freight Forwarders Association of Panama. He is the Director of Up Cargo, EMO Trans’ partner in Panama. He attended the recent FIATA Annual World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, where he noted,…

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October 11, 2017


InvestChile Opens New Location in San Francisco

Last week, Chilean government officials joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and more than 200 guests to celebrate the opening of InvestChile in San Francisco, the foreign investment promotion agency’s first overseas office. Industry sectors emphasized by InvestChile include: global…

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October 9, 2017


Malaysia Announces Digital Free Trade Zone

Malaysia is investing heavily in transport logistics infrastructure in its bid to become the preferred e-commerce gateway in Asia, according to an announcement made at the FIATA World Congress in Kuala Lumpur last week. Minister of Transport Dato Sri Liow Tiong…

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October 5, 2017


New ACE Reports Coming October 7

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is releasing a new Entry Summary universe on October 7. For more information about the new reporting capabilities that will be available, click here.

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October 3, 2017


CBP Expects to Expand C-TPAT

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is moving ahead with plans to strengthen existing minimum security criteria for the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and add new criteria to reflect evolving threats, according to Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg. C-TPAT…

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October 3, 2017


CETA Effective September 21

The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was first signed on October 30, 2016 and has now entered into force as of September 21, 2017. The Agreement removes tariffs on most traded goods and services and provides for…

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