Ascent Global Logistics Blog

March 23, 2018

Steel And Aluminum Tariffs: What Importers Need To Know

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Starting on March 23, 2018, there will be tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum products that are imported into the United States.

February 28, 2018

North American Trucking, Drayage and Intermodal Update

Continued acceleration of the domestic freight market has been a common topic in our CLIFF NOTES weekly e-newsletter and the outlook for the freight industry shows no sign of slowing.

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. 

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
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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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