Ascent Global Logistics Blog

February 28, 2018
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Importer Update: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

What is the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program? What is the current status of the program? What countries are involved? What are some examples of GSP eligible products? Read below for answers to these common importer questions and more. 

February 7, 2018

Highlights From the First Year at Ascent

Our team is extremely proud to have celebrated our one year anniversary of Ascent Global Logistics on January 25, 2018. Just over one year ago we became a unified team with the common goal of being our clients’ most trusted and valued logistics provider by offering end-to-end solutions.

January 16, 2018

Sneak Peek Into Some Big Plans at Ascent Global Logistics

It may be the start of a New Year but our team has been busy for months working behind the scenes to finalize and perfect a number of enhancements.  

December 19, 2017
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Analysis: What to Expect in the 2018 Freight Market

As 2017 closes and another New Year approaches, our team has worked to compile a list of things shippers should be planning for in 2018. 

Looking back at 2017, the freight market continued to recover and pick up speed from the 2015 freight recession. 

December 6, 2017
truck driving in the winter weather on a road with snow

A Shipper’s Guide to Time Critical LTL Holiday Freight

Shipping freight that requires time definite arrival during the holidays can be challenging. However, with an optimum combination of knowledge and technology, managing last minute holiday shipments can be less stressful.

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.

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