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January 24, 2019

How U.S. Government Shutdown is Affecting Cargo

FlyingTypers recently interviewed Brandon Fried, Executive Director of the U.S.- based Airforwarders Association if and how the current U.S. government shutdown is impacting his members. Fried notes, “The air cargo industry’s successful efforts to work with Congress and the TSA…


January 16, 2019

Chinese Lunar New Year is Coming Up

The Chinese Lunar New Year holiday is around the corner, and all Chinese offices will have a long holiday from February 4-10. Our offices in China have advised that, due to China customs operations, customers should not plan to ship cargo…


January 14, 2019

Congress Emphasizes Infrastructure

At his swearing in to lead Congress's Transportation Panel, Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) stated, “We need significant, real proposals that’ll move us toward a more efficient, 21st-century transportation network in all modes: in rail, in maritime, and, obviously, in freight movement…


January 11, 2019

New NY-NJ Rail Facility to Reduce Congestion

The Ports of New York and New Jersey have announced the opening of a major new expansion of the rail network serving the Port Authority, allowing the agency to advance its five-year strategic goal to expand rail capacity for cargo…


January 8, 2019

Maersk Announces Physical Container Inspection Pilot

Carriers are working to improve safety and reliability in the Containerized Maritime Supply Chain by verifying that cargo descriptions match the actual contents of the container and that the contents of the container are correctly stuffed, lashed and secured. As…


January 3, 2019

Port of Montreal Welcomes First Vessel of 2019

The Virginiaborg became the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2019 by crossing the downstream limits of the Port at Sorel on January 2, at 3:50 a.m. As is tradition, Captain Volodymyr Yurchenko…


December 28, 2018

CBP Announces 21st Century Customs Framework Initiative

In order to continue to effectively fulfill its mission and stay modern in an evolving trade landscape, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is pursuing an initiative titled “The 21st Century Customs Framework” (21CCF). The 21CCF will seek to address and…