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. 

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 team is here to help. Here is what you need to know about protect from freeze, including how much it typically costs and what proactive steps shippers can take to maximize their 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
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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 7, 2017

Harvey & the Supply Chain Analysis: How Severe Weather Disrupts Logistics

Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction across the South Central region of the U.S. and while cleanup efforts have started, supply chain havoc continues. Similar to how the cities across eastern Texas and Western Louisiana cannot be rebuilt in one day, the supply chain could take considerable weeks, if not months, to recover from Harvey.

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