Ascent Global Logistics Blog

November 10, 2021

NMFC Changes Effective December 4, 2021

Please be advised that the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) has released a Notice of Disposition outlining the On November 4, 2021, the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) issued Supplement 4 to NMF 100-AU. 

October 25, 2021

Proposed NMFC Changes Scheduled for December 4, 2021

Please be advised that the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) has released a Notice of Disposition outlining the proposed amendments considered at the public meeting on October 5, 2021. Dispositions resulting in amendments to the National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®) will be published in a supplement to the NMFC unless reconsideration is granted.

October 21, 2021

How Supply Chains Support Halloween Candy Distribution

While many other holidays throughout the year are associated with candy, Halloween is one of the most popular candy holidays of them all. In the weeks leading up to Halloween, people stock up on various treats to give away to trick-or-treaters and consume themselves.

October 5, 2021

Power Of Attorney: Critical To International Shippers

When people hear the phrase “Power of Attorney,” they often think immediately of a Medical Power of Attorney or a Dependent Power of Attorney. However, Powers of Attorney are crucial to the International Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokerage world.

September 20, 2021
Cargo containership making waves in the ocean with blue sky

Insuring Overseas: Your Guide to International Cargo Insurance

Trading globally involves risks, but having international cargo insurance is one of the best ways to offer peace of mind to both the buyer and the seller. Ascent Global Logistics wants your shipments to be monetarily safeguarded against physical loss or damage while in transit.

September 8, 2021

Back-to-School Season Precipitates Early Launch of 2021 Peak Season

Back-to-school season is in full swing, bringing with it an early start of the traditional “peak shipping season.” However, that term is creating more concern than excitement this year due to ongoing constraints in the supply chain across all modes and most areas worldwide.

August 25, 2021

Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers – What’s the Difference?

Global supply chains are incredibly complex networks that require involvement by various professionals who must execute different tasks. Two of the most important parties involved in an international shipment are the freight forwarder and the customs broker.

August 5, 2021

Airfreight Volumes Reach Historic Highs During First Half of 2021

In a recent report released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo volumes continued to skyrocket almost 10 percent in June, revealing that the first half of 2021 rivals the historic cargo volumes of 2017.

July 13, 2021

NMFC Changes Effective August 7, 2021

On July 8, 2021, the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) issued Supplement 2 to NMF 100-AU.  The National Motor Freight Classification   (NMFC  ) class code changes will go into effect on August 7, 2021.