Domestic Freight Management

Upcoming Holiday Hours For Ascent Global Logistics

Please note that all Ascent Global Logistics locations will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Hours on Wednesday, November 21 and Friday, November 23 will vary by location. If you have specific questions regarding Thanksgiving Holiday hours, please contact your local Ascent Global Logistics team.

UPS Freight And Teamsters Union Reach Agreement On November 11, 2018

On November 11, 2018, the UPS Freight agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamster (IBT) was ratified. UPS Freight will begin normal operations and start accepting freight immediately. See more here.

International Freight Forwarding

USTR Tariff Announcement Addendum Goes Into Effect January 1, 2019

On January 1, 2019, the rate of additional duty that is set at 10 percent ad valorem will increase to 25 percent ad valorem. The duty rate increase to 25 percent ad valorem will apply to products entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouses for consumption on or after January 1, 2019. See more here.

IMPORTANT: PierPASS 2.0 Scheduled For Next Week

After months of discussion and consultation with trade and industry stakeholders, the 12 marine terminal operators in Los Angeles and Long Beach reached a decision to revise the PierPass model from an incentive-based pricing model to an appointment-based model. See more here.

Port Authority Of New York And New Jersey Announces Year-Over-Year TEU Growth

In the month of September 2018, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced monthly record growth volumes. The total port volume increased by 5.2 percent year-over-year to 603,034 TEUs. See more here.

Retail Consolidation

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

On November 12-13, 2018, our team had the opportunity to attend the PLMA Private Label Trade Show in Chicago, IL and meet numerous customers and prospects. If our team did not have the opportunity to meet during the show, please contact us today so that one of our team members can schedule a follow up call. Our team would love the chance to connect if you are still looking for a Retail Consolidation provider before the Holidays.

Walmart Will Start Offering Black Friday Deals Earlier For Online Shoppers

Walmart announced they would begin to offer Black Friday deals to customers starting on November 21, 2018 at 10pm EST. Walmart hopes to improve its delivery supply chain through continued innovation and improvement to their ecommerce store. See more here.

Statistic of the Week


The number of truck trailers ordered in the United States in October 2018, according to Transportation Topics. Click here to access more stats.

Links of the Week

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Falls But Remains Solid Overall

Groundwork Being Laid For Trade Deal Between The United States And United Kingdom

California Wildfires Endanger Supply Chain Workers And Displace Businesses

PortMiami Seeks To Expand Three Years After Controversial “Deep Dredge” Project

Upcoming Events

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

Memphis, TN – November 15, 2018

Las Vegas, NV – January 13-17, 2019

Long Beach, CA – March 3-6, 2019

International Holiday Calendar

International Holiday Calendar 11.15.18

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