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The six most common reasons cargo gets held up in customs  FreightWaves

A seamless shipping experience through customs involves foresight, planning and a seamless transit process. However, it's not unusual for delays to occur, ...


Customs systems back online after outage at airports nationwide  FreightWaves

U.S. Customs and Border Protection systems at airports nationwide encountered an unexpected outage Friday afternoon, leaving passengers waiting in.


CBP to start live testing blockchain in IPR arena  FreightWaves

Customs and Border Protection late this month will start live testing for blockchain's applicability to intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement,


It's Sumner time for BIFA's training team  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

For the third year in a row, The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Liz Sumner as trainer –


Customs brokers see role in combating counterfeit goods  FreightWaves

With their vast knowledge of imports, customs brokers see themselves playing an important role in the battle against counterfeit goods.


BIFA expands training team with Sumner appointment  Air Cargo News

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Liz Sumner as trainer – freight and customs.


Menzies Acquisition Secures Foothold In Canadian Air Freight Market  Yahoo Finance

Menzies Aviation acquired GTO Global Logistics, a Vancouver-based logistics provider and customs brokerage, establishing a presence in the Canadian air ...


Nigerian digital freight marketplace Kobo360 raises $20 million  FreightWaves

Nigerian digital freight marketplace startup Kobo360 raised $20 million in a Series A funding round led by Goldman Sachs while pocketing another $10 million ...


Mexican officials: wait times at Otay Mesa Port of Entry up to five hours  FreightWaves

Truck wait times on the Mexican side of the Otay Mesa port of entry have jumped as the inspection process lengthens, leaving trucks backed up for hours,


Proposed rule would require brokers to verify importer IDs  FreightWaves

Customs and Border Protection is publishing a proposed rule to require customs brokers to collect certain information from importers to enable the brokers.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection: new scanning equipment is a ‘game changer’  FreightWaves

New equipment will allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents inspect up to 50 trucks per hour along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico.


UK planning post-Brexit freight service for vital medicines  ABC News

The British government wants to create an "express freight *service*" to ensure essential medicines are still available if the U.K. leaves the European Union ...


C.H. Robinson Makes the Most Out of a Weak Freight Environment  Motley Fool

The provider of freight, global forwarding, and customs services was also up against a difficult prior-year comparison.


Panalpina broadens Middle East operations with new Oman office  Air Cargo News

International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina is set to open a new office in Muscat, Oman, in the third quarter of 2019. Around 900000.


Air freight forwarders fault unbundling of Customs  The Punch

The Nigerian Association of Air Freight Forwarders and Consolidators has faulted the unbundling and creation of new area commands by the Nigeria Customs ...


CBP to start ACE de minimis test  FreightWaves

Customs and Border Protection will conduct a test to examine new functionalities for de minimis entry filings in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) ...


A Beautiful Friendship: How A Hard Brexit Will Benefit U.S. Freight Forwarders  Yahoo Finance

A hard Brexit doesn't necessarily spell trouble for this U.S. shipping company.


Cops bust stolen goods syndicate made up of Customs officers, freight forwarders, distributors  New Straits Times

KLANG: Police have busted an intricate network comprising customs officers, freight forwarders and distributors dealing in stolen goods from shipping containers ...


Analysis: what makes Expeditors the tastiest asset-light prey  theloadstar.com

When Peter Rose, the man who built up Expeditors (EXPD) from scratch, retired in 2014, the Seattle-based group he co-founded and led for over three decades ...


GAO critical of “outdated” inspection practices at U.S. ports by Customs and Border Protection agents  FreightWaves

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection policies “don't reflect new technology or threats” and are “outdated,” according to an August 6 ...


Government tenders £25m contract for 'express freight service' to transport urgent medicines after Brexit  The Pharmaceutical Journal

The Department of Health and Social Care is looking for bids on a contract to set up an “express freight *service*” ahead of the UK leaving the EU at the end of ...


US Customs and Border Protection marks 230th anniversary of first ship's arrival in the US  FreightWaves

U.S. Customs and Border Protection marks the 230th anniversary of the first customs processing of a ship in the new United States.


Menzies Aviation expands into Canada with GTO Global Logistics deal  Air Cargo News

Menzies Aviation has acquired Canada-based GTO Global Logistics as the wholesale airfreight provider gains its first foothold in Canada. GTO provides.


Dover freight worker says a no deal Brexit will be 'economic suicide' for the UK  Kent Live

A Dover businessman says the private sector industry is nowhere near prepared to manage the border in the case of a no deal Brexit - and it could lead to ...


Declared undervalue on commercial vehicles triggers huge cash demands from Customs authorities  FreightWaves

Declaring an undervalue on imported watercraft has triggered demands for millions of dollars in duty from the authorities. Experts say customs authorities will, ...


Restrictions on archaeological imports from Algeria take effect  FreightWaves

Customs and Border Protection and the Treasury Department on August 15 issued a final rule to impose import restrictions on certain archaeological.


Bahamas Customs Department launches education campaign for its new online portal  EyeWitness News

By Llonella Gilbert NASSAU, BAHAMAS -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest launched The Bahamas Customs and ...


AIT Worldwide Logistics opens newest location in Mexico City  American Journal of Transportation

Supply chain solutions leader's fifth site in Mexico continues global expansion, includes on-site terminal access. ITASCA, LLINOIS – AIT Worldwide Logistics' ...


CBP adjusts merchandise processing fees  FreightWaves

Customs and Border Protection has adjusted the amounts for its merchandise processing fees for fiscal year 2020 to reflect changes due to inflation.


Customs brokers association concerned about permit delays | News  Jamaica Gleaner

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica says it has serious concerns about “persistent delays” at the Trade Board Limited for the ...


Germany's largest ever cocaine shipment seized by customs  DW (English)

Nearly €1 billion worth of cocaine has been seized in the German port city of Hamburg. More than 4200 packages in 211 sports bags were discovered in a ...


Fear not: authorities won’t seize your truck or ship if your employees are drug criminals  FreightWaves

Innocent third parties who get caught up in Australia with illegal drug logistics, such as employers and transport operators, do not appear to fear the threat of ...


Air Cargo Out of Hong Kong 'On Time' For Now  EPS News

The two-day closure of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) had not impacted air cargo as of late Tuesday, although future delays appear inevitable.


Common US Customs Clearance Issues & Overcoming Them  Global Trade Magazine

One of the most common US customs clearance issues is delays. And these happen precisely because of different exams and holds.


Can advanced technologies solve the Irish border problem?  Spectator.co.uk

As Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy begins to take from, the new prime minister has doubled down on promises that he will dump the notorious Irish backstop…


Borderlands: CBP opens new fastlane at Laredo’s World Trade Bridge  FreightWaves

Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade. This week: new FAST lane in Laredo,


Customs Fraud Fighting Initiative Launched  The Bahama Journal

The Bahamas Customs Department and Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest introduced the new online portal Click2 Clear, which is designed to protect ...


Collaboration needed to stem Mexico port delays  JOC.com

Terminal operators at Mexican ports say they need to work more closely with rails and truckers, and have better coordination with cargo owners to reduce ...


Roadrunner Freight Debuts New Spot Quote API Tool  Yahoo Finance

Roadrunner Freight reveals new technology to improve customer access to Volume Spot Quotes DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. , Aug. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ ...


KMT cries foul over smuggling fine  Taipei Times

The Ministry of Finance is attempting to downplay a duty-free cigarette smuggling scandal by fining China Pacific Catering Services only NT$150000 (US$4776) ...


Customs Brokers Upset Over Delay In Processing Permit Applications  rjrnewsonline.com

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica is upset at what it says are persistent delays at the Trade Board for the processing of ...


Freight All Kinds: Asian crime gangs freight huge volumes of meth around the globe  FreightWaves

Criminal syndicates are smuggling huge volumes of methamphetamine around the globe by hiding it in the lawful flow of freight. Find out where meth flows, how ...


“La Spezia ready to speed up on custom clearance” / INTERVIEW  The MediTelegraph

LA SPEZIA and Marina di Carrara, two ports that for the past two years have been under the joint management of the Port System Authority of the Eastern ...


Firm helps U.S. companies bypass China tariffs via Canada (with video)  FreightWaves

Stalco, a Toronto third-party logistics provider, takes advantage of duty-free limits to legally fulfill online orders of Chinese goods to consumers in the United ...


Getting Your Deal: 12 Tips for Shippers Negotiating Freight Contracts  Material Handling & Logistics

Learn how to reduce your company's legal risk while building a foundation for a long-term relationship.


CBP updates mitigation guidelines for export seizures  FreightWaves

Customs and Border Protection has updated its seizure mitigation guidelines involving licensed and non-licensed exports for its officers at the nation's ports of ...


Nigeria customs needs complete appraisal - Freight forwarders  Daily Trust

The Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON) has called on the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs ...


Jersey's border 'fully prepared' for Brexit  Jersey Evening Post

JERSEY'S border is fully prepared for a no-deal Brexit and there should be no dramatic changes for Islanders or produce going to and from the EU, the head of ...


Taking it for a spin… at 600 mph  FreightWaves

Even with the recent slide in global air cargo volumes, there are areas of the business that continue to take off… literally. New automobiles for testing and show, ...


A Logistics Expert's Guide to Saving On Shipping Expenses - Without Launching a Freight RFQ [Checklist]  ThomasNet News

Welcome to Thomas Insights — every day, we publish the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date on what's happening in industry. Sign up here ...


Werner Enterprises Named a 2020 Military Friendly® Silver Employer  GlobeNewswire

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, is honored to ...


Maersk raises ‘table stakes’ in ocean freight with online customs clearance for select European markets  FreightWaves

Putting export-import documents online may make a difference between container arriving to customer on time or sitting in a warehouse.


Texas’ two busiest land ports reported slight trade declines amid ongoing economic uncertainties  FreightWaves

Port Laredo and the Port of El Paso reported declines in total trade volumes for the first six months of 2019, compared to the same period last.


MSC loses preferred customs status over cocaine bust on ship (with video)  FreightWaves

Following a second large drug bust aboard its box-ships this year, international ocean container shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company has had its.


Customs Broker vs. Freight Forwarder: Use a Customs Broker for Added Compliance - AN Deringer  Inbound Logistics

Using one qualified company for Customs brokerage and freight forwarding reduces the logistical work on the customer's end, while also making it easier to ...


Business slams 500% Customs burden rise  Bahamas Tribune

The government yesterday promised that Customs' new system will “smooth out” after furious Abaco businesses blasted a “400-500 percent” increase in the ...


Fairtrade doesn't mean you get the best coffee, says Rob Butterworth owner of Bury St Edmunds coffee shop Guats Up!  Bury Free Press

Is your coffee Fairtrade? No, is the short answer. But let me tell you why. . . Fairtrade is a registered trademark, a brand, an identity for a company whose policies ...


Garbage scam : 5 year old document rendered Customs powerless?  News 1st

COLOMBO (News 1st) - State Counsel Charuka Ekanayake appearing for the Attorney General stated at the Court of Appeal today (July 29) that over 1000 - Get ...


New Government initiative to help customs capacity post-Brexit  Fleet Transport

In the build-up to Brexit at the end of October, the Irish Government, in association with key industry partners, has launched a new support measure to help ...


US - Canada: Going the Distance  Inbound Logistics

With a new treaty in hand, the long-established trade relationship between the United States and Canada continues to thrive for the benefit of both countries.


Saudi customs pilots shipment movement via blockchain  FreightWaves

The Saudi customs has successfully piloted its first shipment through TradeLens, a blockchain-based platform developed collaboratively by Maersk and IBM.


$3.20 EPS Expected for FedEx Corporation (FDX)  The MAK Daily

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q1 2019. Its up 0.28, from 0.87 in 2018Q4. It improved, as 88 investors sold FedEx Corporation shares while 329.


No-deal lorry mayhem at Dover and Calais? 'C'est la bullsh**' replies French ports chief  Telegraph.co.uk

The head of the French channel ports has dismissed warnings of Brexit chaos on the Dover-Calais trade route as irresponsible scare-mongering by political ...


Ireland 'running out' of warehousing space  RTE.ie

Groups representing businesses have said Ireland is running out of warehousing space as retailers and manufacturers rush to stockpile amid growing fears of a ...


Cavalry Logistics Expands Brand To Offer Customs Brokerage And International Freight Forwarding Services  PRNewswire

ANTIOCH, Tenn., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- cavalrylogistics.com -- Cavalry Logistics, LLC, a leading third-party freight brokerage provider, announced today ...


Customs broker Livingston acquired by Platinum Equity  FreightWaves

Livingston International, Canada's largest customs broker, will be acquired by the U.S. private equity firm Platinum Equity for an undisclosed sum. The sale ...


Bangladesh: New Bangladesh customs process to speed deliveries  JOC.com

The Bangladesh government is introducing pre-arrival processing (PAP) of import documents at ports in July. With that, shippers in Bangladesh are set to save ...


How Can Freight Forwarding Move Forward?  Forbes

Technology is driving the rapid evolution of business and global trade. It's time for freight forwarding to change, too.


Platinum Equity closes acquisition of customs broker Livingston  FreightWaves

Deal puts Canadian international trade services company in $13 billion portfolio of Tom Gores' private equity firm.


US-Mexico border backup pummels supply chains  JOC.com

Freight processing capacity at the US-Mexico border has been slashed 30-40 percent in a week by the transfer of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ...


Europe customs platform propels Maersk's integrator push  JOC.com

Ocean carrier Maersk Line says importers and exporters in several European countries will be able to save time using a new online customs clearance platform.


10% China tariffs and the supply chain scramble  Supply Chain Dive

The 10% tariffs announced Thursday in a four-part series of presidential tweets sent U.S. importers into what Sue Welch described as a "scramble." "It's really ...


CBP takes aim at US-Mexico border freight delays  JOC.com

Some US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents are returning to US-Mexico border crossings following weeks of cargo congestion, but long delays ...


Freight delays loom if government shutdown goes long-term  FreightWaves

Freight clearance at border crossing at ports could be susceptible to backups and delays if Washington lawmakers are unable to resolve the funding crisis ...


Latest Innovative Report on Freight Software Market By Top Leading Key Players like Blujay Solutions Ltd, Blujay Solutions Ltd, Brandt Holdings Ltd  Boscalicious

A shipping transaction involves not less than 28 bodies including customs, terminals, forwarders and carriers, and a marine intelligence firm among others.


Expanding customs brokerage business is a global initiative says Maersk  FreightWaves

Maersk says it will expand the technology behind its customs house brokerage business as well as developing its integrated logistics business.


Rising US-Mexico trade squeezes Laredo truck capacity  JOC.com

Monterrey-based aluminum manufacturer Riisa wants to increase exports to the US, but must deal with local capacity shortages and logistics challenges in ...


PTL executives buy back company from parent Magnate Worldwide  FreightWaves

Expedited transportation provider Premium Transportation Logistics' (PTL) top two executives have joined with a recently hired sales executive to acquire PTL ...


Etihad Rail and Abu Dhabi Customs to develop freight transport solutions  Global Railway Review

Etihad Rail signs agreement with the General Administration of Customs in Abu Dhabi to develop freight transport requirements.


Cross-border best practices during President Trump’s trade policy uncertainties  FreightWaves

More than $400 billion in freight crossed in both directions through the United States-Mexico border by truck in 2018. In Laredo, Texas, alone, more than.


Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt Acquires 800 Shares of Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD)  Mayfield Recorder

Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt raised its stake in Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 50.9% during the 2nd quarter, ...


Enhanced enforcement of ISPM 15 costing US importers millions  JOC.com

Violations of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15), which maintains strict guidelines for treatment of all wood packaging ...


Customs officials find freight train crossed border at Blaine carrying more than grain  The Olympian

Three Mexican citizens were arrested Sunday, May 5, in Blaine as they crossed into the United States from Canada aboard a southbound freight train, Customs ...


Blockchain might be the answer to Brexit’s customs predicament  FreightWaves

Goods that are stuck at the borders would have to be declared at customs before entering the UK. The magnitude of the declarations would mean long queues at ...


Cross-border freight brokers not panicking yet about Mexico tariffs  FreightWaves

Cross-border freight brokers are not panicking over President Trump's announcement of tariffs on Mexican exports into the United States – yet. Last week the ...


US-Mexico truck delays forecast to last weeks  JOC.com

Shippers dealing with trucking delays and congestion at the US-Mexico border must make changes to their supply chains if they want to minimize the cost of ...


US-Mexico freight slows as potential shutdown looms  JOC.com

With cross-border freight already delayed and logistics costs rising, businesses must plan for a potential closure of the US-Mexico border threatened by ...


Brexit Shipping: Bureaucracy stymies post-Brexit customs prep  JOC.com

Despite the disruption Customs inspections required after a no-deal Brexit, there has been no contact between the agencies in the UK and those on the EU.


Air freight – today’s rate won’t be tomorrow’s  FreightWaves

Market expert Scott Case has written about the use of dynamic pricing in airfreight. Long-used to sell passenger seats on airplanes, dynamic pricing is new to ...


Customs Brokerage: Acquisition triples Maersk's North America customs brokerage  JOC.com

Maersk is tripling its customs brokerage footprint within the United States and Canada through the acquisition of Vandegrift Inc.


Platinum Equity to acquire Customs Brokerage and Trade Services Firm Livingston International  GlobeNewswire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Platinum Equity announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Livingston International ...


Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association join hive, a global trade facilitation platform powered by Global eTrade Services  PRNewswire

SINGAPORE, May 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global eTrade Services (GeTS) today announced the partnership with the Canadian International Freight ...


C.H. Robinson Acquires Spanish Freight Forwarder Space Cargo Group  Transport Topics Online

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, in a move to bolster its international freight business, has purchased The Space Cargo Group, a company based in Madrid that ...


U.S. government not prepared to collect tariffs on Mexican goods  Yahoo Finance

President Trump may impose tariffs on Mexican goods but industry insiders say the U.S. government is unprepared to collect them.


SEKO announces acquisition of GoodShip International  Logistics Management

Chicago-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider SEKO Logistics recently announced it made an intra-city acquisition, with the purchase of GoodShip ...


Delays build at U.S.-Mexico Border after CBP redeployment  FreightWaves

Delays could extend to U.S.-Canada as customs personnel are relocated to deal with immigration on the southern border.


Electronic cargo tracking system at Kolkata port does away with Customs check for Nepal-bound freight  BusinessLine

While the country was busy with elections, there were some major developments in India-Nepal trade relations.First, the containerised rail cargo carrying ...


Rhenus acquires Miami-based Freight Logistics Group  Air Cargo News

Rhenus has acquired Miami-headquartered high-tech supply chain specialist Freight Logistics as the German freight forwarding group continues on the.


India's JNPT cracking down on import charges  JOC.com

Customs authorities at India's Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) have hardened their action on long-running concerns over extra charges shippers face at ...


Maersk Acquires Customs Broker Vandegrift  Wall Street Journal

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S has acquired Clark, N.J.-based customs broker Vandegrift Inc. as the ocean container line pushes further into ...


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