Ascent Global Logistics Blog

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.

April 25, 2018

3 Reasons Why You Need A Reliable Transportation Solutions Partner

With capacity shortages and increased demand, now is the time to rethink your supply chain. Even if you think you can manage everything by yourself, it still pays to have a trusted logistics partner.

April 24, 2018

How Switching From Excel To A Robust Technology Suite Can Save You Money!

At Ascent Global Logistics, we are constantly looking for ways to help our customers become leading importers. With that being said, we understand that many importers still use traditional Excel files to manage and track all of their purchase orders.

April 3, 2018

How To Ensure Compliance With Generalized System Of Preference (GSP) Re-authorization

With the President signing into law H.R. 1625 on March 23, 2018, GSP has now been extended retroactively from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020.  The effective date of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018” is April 22, 2018, when programming will be updated to reflect the GSP duty status of approximately 5000 tariff items.

March 30, 2018

Customs Compliance for Importers: What You Need to Know About Reasonable Care

While the concept of Reasonable Care has been around for over twenty years, today’s circular is a reminder of the importance of exercising Reasonable Care in all interactions with U. S.