Domestic Freight Management

Important Notice From UPS Freight On October 31, 2018

Beginning on November 1, 2018, UPS Freight temporarily suspended pickups for shipments with a delivery date after November 8, 2018. The following are the last days UPS said they would pick up freight for specific shipping commitments:

  • Thursday, November 1 for five-day shipping commitments
  • Friday, November 2 for four-day shipping commitments
  • Monday, November 5 for three-day shipping commitments
  • Tuesday, November 6 for two-day shipping commitments
  • Wednesday, November 7 for one-day shipping commitments

Click here to see the full news bulletin.

Shippers Increase Lead Times On Their Shipments In 2018

Shippers in the United States are increasing their lead times by an average of 3 percent in 2018. Shippers cite the driver shortage and continued capacity crunch as some of the top reasons for increasing lead times on their shipments. See more here.

International Freight Forwarding

MTB H.R. 4318: A Break For Importers!

On October 13, 2018, 1660 items began to receive the benefit of reduced or eliminated duty through the MTB 2018 and will receive that benefit through December 31, 2020. Approximately 25 percent of those items are subject to the S301 remedy tariffs of 10 percent currently (25 percent beginning in January 2019) if they are imported from China. See more here.

Duty-Free Treatment Removed For Numerous Goods Under GSP Proclamation

According to the latest Presidential Proclamation 9813 from October 30, 2018, a number of goods are being removed from eligibility for Generalized System of Preference duty-free treatment. The proclamation went into effect on November 1, 2018 for all affected items entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption. See more here.

Soybean Shippers See Container Shipping As Pathway To Potential New International Markets

With a record soybean harvest expected for 2018, US soybean exporters see shipping soybeans as container shipments as a way to open up to new markets. Soybean producers see countries in Asia such as Taiwan, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as potential trade partners. See more here.

Retail Consolidation

Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, To Attend The PLMA Private Label Trade Show In Chicago, IL

Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, will be attending the PLMA Private Label Trade Show in Chicago, IL on November 11-13, 2018. If you are a supplier who is attending the show and would like to learn more about how our Consolidation team can assist you this holiday season, please contact us today.

Toys R Us Announces New Brand Of Pop Up Stores Inside Kroger Supermarkets

Recently, Toys R Us announced that they would launch a brand of pop up stores called “Geoffrey’s Toy Box.” These stores will be housed inside 600 Kroger supermarkets across the United States. See more here.

Statistic of the Week

$20 Million

The amount Walmart saved by switching to LED light bulbs inside its stores and warehouses, according to Supply Chain Dive. Click here to access more stats.

Links of the Week

October 2018 ISM Data Trends Down But Manufacturing Continues To Improve

Trucking Safety Continues To Improve In 2018

Port Of Corpus Christi Scheduled To Build New Export Terminal

Alcohol Industry Welcomes CBP Rollout Of CBMA Claims

Upcoming Events

Catch up with the Ascent Global Logistics team at the below upcoming events:  

OUTDOOR RETAILER EXPO
Denver, CO – November 8-11, 2018

PMLA Private Label Show
Chicago, IL – November 11-13, 2018

67TH ANNUAL PORT OF NEW ORLEANS NIGHT
Memphis, TN – November 15, 2018

International Holiday Calendar

international holiday calendar 11.8.18

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