Ascent Global Logistics Blog

June 12, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Hurricane Bud Could Cause Shipping Delays

Please note that Hurricane Bud could cause shipping delays along the western coast of Mexico and across the southwestern region of the United States as considerable rainfall and flooding are expected over the next week.

June 7, 2018

3 Frequently Asked Questions You Should Ask About Tariffs

***See the latest information regarding Section 301 tariffs by clicking here.

Over the past few months, we understand that it has been difficult to stay up to date on international trade and tariffs.

June 5, 2018

Future Proof Your Supply Chain: Why It Pays To Take A Look Today

How long has it been since you considered your supply chain and how to improve its efficiency? One month ago? Two months ago? A year ago? In a previous blog post , 88.3

May 22, 2018

Is Freight Forwarder Technology Slowing You Down? Consider Making A Switch!

88.3 percent of importers feel that their freight providers are not technologically advanced.  This means that nearly 9 in 10 importers believe they are falling behind due to lack of innovative information from their supply chain partners.

May 15, 2018

4 Tips For Controlling your Inbound Freight Costs

It’s 2018 and we are in the middle of a capacity crunch. With more loads than drivers currently on the road, now is the time to examine your inbound freight management and assess whether you are effectively managing your supply chain.

May 11, 2018

News Bulletin: Dock Workers In India Continue Strike

As published in this week’s edition of CLIFF NOTES, strike actions began in Nhava Sheva, India on May 9. The latest reports indicate that labor disruptions are expected to continue as dock workers called for an indefinite transportation strike this morning so parties can continue to work towards an agreement.

May 8, 2018

Tired Of Delayed Shipments? Ascent Offers Options To Reduce Delays

If you have been in logistics for any period of time, you know that late shipments can be a very common occurrence. In fact, 10 percent of small business owners reported that more than 75 percent of their shipments arrived late.

May 1, 2018

Duty And Tariffs: What Importers Should Know

***See the latest update regarding Section 301 Tariffs by clicking here.

On July 31, 1789, shortly after the United States became a nation, Congress passed legislation that called for administering customs tariffs and collecting duty to fund the government.

April 25, 2018

3 Reasons Why You Need A Reliable Transportation Solutions Partner

With capacity shortages and increased demand, now is the time to rethink your supply chain. Even if you think you can manage everything by yourself, it still pays to have a trusted logistics partner.