Ascent Global Logistics Blog

July 17, 2018

How To Apply For Exemptions From The Latest Proposed Tariffs (USTR-2018-0026)

The Administration recently announced intentions to implement $200 billion worth of additional tariffs on U.S. imports from China. This announcement (USTR-2018-0026) came after the Administration released a list of more than 6,031 product lines that will be charged a 10 percent tariff.

June 26, 2018

Spending Too Much Time Negotiating LTL Pricing Contracts? Here Are 3 Ways Ascent Can Help

When is the last time you reevaluated your less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier relationships? While we understand that this is a time consuming task, ensuring that you effectively manage your carrier contracts will help you and your business save time and money.

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 percent of importers feel that their freight providers are not technologically advanced.

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
Boxes of Freight on Pallets at back of semi truck trailer

4 Tips For Controlling Your Inbound Freight Costs

The transportation market is extremely dynamic and there are a variety of factors that influence freight rates. There are times when there’s an oversupply of capacity and other times when there’s a severe capacity crunch.

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.

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