Archive: September 2018

September 21, 2018

China’s Mid-Autumn Festival Begins Tomorrow

We wish our friends and colleagues in China a happy Mid-Autumn Festival, as they observe the holiday September 22-24. The Mid-Autumn Festival is said to be the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year. It takes its…


September 20, 2018

Stink Bug Season is Here

Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources are ready to mount a fierce biosecurity defense of Australia’s borders against the brown marmorated stink bug.


September 19, 2018

North Carolina Ports Delay Reopening

North Carolina's Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City will reportedly stay closed to customers longer than expected to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Florence. Employees will return to the two ports Thursday, but vessel operations will likely not resume…


September 18, 2018

Airforwarders Association Appeals to TSA for IACMS and KSMS Changes

Member companies of the Airforwarders Association (AfA) and the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) have presented a petition to the TSA regarding the current state of the Known Shipper Management System (KSMS) and the Indirect Air Carrier Management…


September 17, 2018

Update on Port & Rail Conditions Following Hurricane Florence

The following terminal and port facilities are open and fully operational under normal conditions: Savannah; Charleston; Norfolk; and Baltimore. The Wilmington Port facilities will remain closed through Wednesday, September 19 until Local, State, Port and Federal Authorities determine the final port condition after the…


September 7, 2018

ILA Locals Approve Six-Year Contract Extension

Thousands of members of the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO at ports from Maine to Texas have unanimously approved a Six-Year Master Contract Extension with United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) that will bring “peace and stability” through September 30, 2024.