Ascent Global Logistics Blog

November 15, 2017

5 Things to Remember When Shipping to Trade Shows

Successful attendance at trade shows requires the timely arrival of the booth display and materials. So what do shippers need to know in order to prepare a shipment of trade show materials?

November 3, 2017

7 Antidumping and Countervailing Facts Importers Should Know

When importing products into the United States, some commodities are subject to Non-Tariff Barriers, which include quotas, licenses, subsidies and additional duties. These barriers are designed to discourage demand of an imported product, protecting domestic producers from foreign competition.

October 17, 2017

Protect From Freeze: What LTL Shippers Should Know

Harsh winter weather is just around the corner. To help you prepare your LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) shipments for winter shipping success, our Domestic Freight Management team is here to help. So what is protect from freeze, how much does it typically cost and what proactive steps can shippers take to maximize the investment? 

September 28, 2017

Domestic Freight Transportation Today: A Shipper’s Guide to the Market

The transportation market is constantly changing. In the first nine months of 2017, the logistics industry has already undergone a number of changes including various NMFC shifts, ongoing carrier mergers and extremely severe weather.

September 21, 2017

Logistics & the Holidays: Top Tips to Help Shippers Prepare

Planning ahead is the best way to prepare for holiday shipping season success. In the months leading up to the holidays, increased amounts of imported and domestic goods must be transported to distribution centers or retail stores.

September 13, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/13/17

Update as of Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:00 

As Irma moves inland, rain will continue to fall across Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio today. Please note that while the storm is beginning to clear, supply chain delays are expected to persist for weeks. 

September 12, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/12/17

Update as of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:00 

Irma has weakened into a Post-Tropical Cyclone and is moving across southern Georgia and eastern Alabama today. Assessment of damages and recovery efforts have started in Florida but supply chain operations continue to be hindered.

September 11, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/11/17

Update as of Monday, September 11, 2017 11:00 

Irma has weakened into a Tropical Storm and is forecasted to track over the Florida panhandle then into Georgia and Alabama. Logistics operations are expected to continue to be impacted as the storm progresses over the South Atlantic and South Central states this week. 

September 8, 2017

Irma Logistics Update 9/8/17

Update as of Friday, September 8, 2017 13:00 

Only two weeks after Harvey wrecked havoc on the U.S. supply chain, another hurricane is quickly approaching the South Atlantic states. Hurricane Irma’s imminent threat has prompted LTL and TL carriers, railway companies, ports and airports to begin restricting logistics operations.