Ascent Global Logistics Blog

January 30, 2019

What To Do If You Need To Book Last Minute Shipments Before Chinese New Year

Believe it or not, it is still possible to ship items ahead of Chinese New Year. Starting on February 5, 2019, all manufacturing in and shipping to and from Asian ports will be affected by the celebration of Chinese New Year.

January 30, 2019

How To Avoid General Average with Cargo Insurance

Earlier this month, a fire broke out on the Hapag-Lloyd vessel Yantian Express as it departed from the Canadian port of Halifax. Crews immediately began attempts to extinguish the fire, however, the weather hampered efforts and there was severe damage to the vessel and cargo onboard.

January 9, 2019
Container ship aerial view at port

15 Effects Of The Government Shutdown On Import And Export Activities

As the longest United States government shutdown in history continues, importers, exporters and trade agencies are beginning to feel the impacts. Typically, organizations such as the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would be in high gear.

January 2, 2019
Cargo containership making waves in the ocean with blue sky

New Year’s Resolutions For Importers And Exporters In 2019

As the new year begins, many will make New Year’s resolutions to save money, lose weight, get in shape, travel more, read more books, learn a skill or hobby and a whole host of other goals.

December 20, 2018

Improve Your Odds At Winning the Promotional Product Shipping Game

In a time where domestic shippers face capacity issues and driver shortages, it is important that you re-evaluate your promotional product shipment strategy. Fortunately, the shipping experts at Ascent Global Logistics have the tools and knowledge to help you beat the odds and overcome your promotional product shipping challenges.

December 19, 2018

IMPORTANT: USTR Issues Federal Register Notice

United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Federal Register notice today to delay collection of 25 percent S301 duty rate on List 3 goods until March 2, 2019. Click here to see the official statement from the USTR.

December 14, 2018

US Ports Of Entry Experiencing Significant Delays Due To January 1 Deadline

The anticipated 25 percent tariff increase scheduled for January 1, 2019 is in current delay by the Trump administration, however, shippers have been actively moving billions of dollars of goods into US ports for several weeks to arrive before January 1, 2019.

December 4, 2018

Binding Rulings: Take The Guesswork Out Of The Process

Each product that is imported into the United States and cleared through Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is required to be classified based on The Harmonized Tariff System of the United States.

November 27, 2018

“Sea” The Difference In Your Import Activities

With several proposed tariff lists that are slated to go into effect, now is the time to start thinking about gaining visibility and improving efficiency within your supply chain.

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