Ascent Global Logistics Blog

April 9, 2019

International News Bulletin: Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Imposes New Draft Restrictions

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) imposed a draft restriction of 47 feet in mid-March. ACP plans to impose a more severe limit on April 11, 2019. This will directly impact the size and number of TEUs that will be available for loading through the Panama Canal.

April 4, 2019

NMFC Changes Effective April 27, 2019

Supplement 1 from the Commodity Classification Standards Board has been posted. This notice lists various changes to NMFCs and packaging rules that will go into effect on April 27, 2019.

April 4, 2019

UPDATE: EPA, TSCA And Wood Products

The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, also known as the TSCA Title VI, was fully implemented as of March 22, 2019 following a nine-year waiting period.

April 2, 2019

Six Seasonal Shipping Facts You Should Know

Now that winter is almost over, demand for seasonal products such as flowers, plants and produce continues to grow. Shippers who transport goods from the Southern United States to the Midwestern and Northeastern United States will want to make sure their seasonal shipping knowledge continues to blossom.

April 2, 2019

S301 List 3 Tariff Rate Increase Postponed “Until Further Notice”

The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently issued a notice, officially “postponing” the tariff rate increase “until further notice.” S301 List 3 tariffs will remain at 10 percent instead of increasing to 25 percent.

April 1, 2019

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UPDATE: Potential Delays At US-Mexico Border

Last week, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced that CBP will reassign up to 750 officers from ports of entry along the US-Mexico border. These officers will assist US Border Patrol with processing an increased number of migrant crossings.

March 28, 2019

Five Heavy Haul Questions & Answers From Our Specialized Transportation Team

Ascent Global Logistics heavy haul team, Ascent Specialized, was recently recognized by the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) as an industry leader. Our heavy haul team member, Travis Lewellyn, was selected as one of fifteen up-and-coming global leaders that were invited to attend the 2019 Leadership Forum.

March 5, 2019

Power Of Attorney: Critical To International Shippers

When people hear the phrase “Power of Attorney,” they often think immediately of a Medical Power of Attorney or a Dependent Power of Attorney. However, Powers of Attorney are crucial to the International Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokerage world. 
February 27, 2019

OTIF Changes From Walmart: Here Is What To Expect In 2019

On February 26, 2019, Walmart revealed changes to their On-Time In Full (OTIF) requirements to suppliers at the Walmart Supplier Summit. Our Retail Consolidation team at Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, would like to share details of Walmart’s new OTIF update highlighted during this year’s Walmart Supplier Summit.

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