Domestic Freight Management
New NMFC Changes Expected To Take Effect December 29, 2018
The Supplement 4 list from the Commodity Classification Standards Board has been posted. This notice lists various changes to NMFCs and packaging rules that will go into effect on December 29, 2018. See more here.
DAT Spot Van Rates Increase Due To E-commerce Holiday Shopping
Average rates for the 100 largest van lanes increased by 2.3 percent the week after Thanksgiving, according to the DAT. Pricing increases for the outbound markets of Buffalo, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and Columbus show the start to a busy peak van freight season. See more here.
International Freight Forwarding
USMCA Signed In Buenos Aires
After months of negotiations, United States’ President Donald Trump, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and outgoing President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto met at the Group of 20 Nations Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina where they participated in the official signing ceremony of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement. See more here.
S301 Tariff List 3 Will See Delays In Implementation Of 25 Percent Increase
On Saturday, December 1, 2018, United States President Donald Trump and China President Xi concluded a meeting that resulted in a 90-day truce between the United States and China. The United States agreed to leave Section 301 List 3 at 10 percent on January 1, 2019 and not raise tariffs to the proposed 25 percent. See more here.
Take The Guesswork Out Of Binding Rulings
In recent years, CBP has made the process of requesting a binding ruling much easier through the e-Rulings Template. All requests are sent directly to the National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) of Regulations and Rulings in New York. See more here.
Walmart Offers Order And Pay Capabilities For Online Items In Its Brick And Mortar Locations
Walmart now offers consumers the option to purchase items online directly from an associate in its brick and mortal location. This bricks and clicks model of shopping could potentially impact Walmart supplier OTIF standards. See more here.
Home Depot Finalizes 2-Day Delivery Plans For Parcel Shipping
Recently, Home Depot announced plans to reach 95 percent of the population in two days or fewer with parcel shipping. Home Depot is currently testing delivery fulfillment centers as part of its investment in improving its supply chain. See more here.
Statistic of the Week
The percentage of growth in truckload freight from June 2009 to August 2019, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Click here to access more stats.
Links of the Week
Catch up with the Ascent Global Logistics team at the below upcoming events:
PPAI EXPO 2019
Las Vegas, NV – January 13-17, 2019
TPM ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Long Beach, CA – March 3-6, 2019
International Holiday Calendar