Ascent Global Logistics Blog

March 9, 2020

Coronavirus Update

New developments continue surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Below are the critical things you should know:

February 26, 2020

Weekly Trade Update

Over the last week, many events in international trade and the global supply chain have occurred. Below is a recap of the critical things you should know:

February 19, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak Continues to Cause Global Supply Chain Disruptions

The coronavirus outbreak continues to cause disruptions to the global supply chain. The ocean carriers are continuing to void sailings or cancel port calls to reduce space, trying to deal with a lack of China base port cargo.

February 18, 2020

Refrigerated Cargo Diverted From Chinese Ports

As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, global supply chains have begun to suffer the effects of the fallout. Due to the delays in inland truck transport caused by coronavirus restrictions, many refrigerated containers (reefers) filled with perishables for the Chinese population are unable to connect to power via reefer plugs at terminals while waiting to be picked up by a truck.

February 17, 2020

The 411 on General Rate Increase (GRI) Season for LTL Shippers

General Rate Increase (GRI) Season is officially here and is top of mind for most Less-than-Truckload (LTL) shippers. The GRI season occurs on an annual basis and is when Less-than-Truckload carriers commonly increase rates.

January 16, 2020

USMCA Passed; Phase One Trade Agreement Signed

Phase One Trade Agreement Signed

In a historic moment, a Phase One Trade Agreement was signed on January 15, 2020, between China and the United States, shining a positive light on the ongoing trade war between the two economic powerhouses.

January 9, 2020

How to Navigate International Shipping This Chinese New Year

This year, the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday is starting early and will occur from January 24 through January 30. It’s not surprising that as the world’s number one exporter celebrates its major holiday, shipping delays can be expected, in some cases, even weeks after the holiday ends.

December 18, 2019

What’s the Next Move in the Tariff Game?

Each week, the trade community watches the giant chess match between China and the United States, seeing who will make the next move, who will potentially “win” the match or if the game will end in a draw.

November 4, 2019

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.

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