Ascent Global Logistics Blog

February 15, 2019

TRADE NEWS: US Government Shutdown Averted, Possible Delay In Proposed S301 Tariffs

Impending US Government Shutdown Averted

On the afternoon of February 15, 2019, US President Donald Trump signed an emergency spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown. The legislation provides $333 Billion worth of funding to several key Cabinet agencies through September 2019.

February 12, 2019

IMPORTANT: New England Motor Freight Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition

New England Motor Freight (NEMF) announced on February 11, 2019 that it voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark.

February 4, 2019

Give Thanks To Your Broker! Our Brokers Are At The Heart Of Our Industry

In February, we often celebrate Valentine’s day with candy and flowers for the people who have a special place in our heart. This month’s compliance circular is going to focus on some of the people at the heart of the international freight forwarding industry, the Customs Brokers.

January 31, 2019

Your Complete Guide to Cargo Insurance

Cargo insurance is one of the most proactive steps companies can take to protect their supply chain. Insurance safeguards shippers’ financial investments during domestic and international transit. While in transit, cargo is susceptible to natural disasters, severe weather, theft, pilferage, damage, fire and other challenges.

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 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.