22
Apr

COVID-19 Airfreight Updates

Airfreight Updates   Transatlantic  has gathered several noteworthy updates effecting the airfreight market. This list will be updated as information is made available.   ·     We are receiving reports of severe congestion at both Hong Kong and Shanghai airports. Some carriers have temporarily suspended select service levels out of both airports to Canada, US, Latin America, Europe and India in an effort

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13
Mar

Massive Flight Cancellations – COVID-19 Update

With the impact of COVID-19 spreading from the far east through the USA and Europe, it’s true that capacities are drastically depleting everywhere. Due to the travel suspension placed by our government (now for flights both in and out of the country), many companies will soon be facing a hardship trying to get their regular supply of inventory to keep

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24
Feb

Canadian Prime Minister Demands Rail Blockade End as Port Cargo Backlog Builds

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged an end to the two-week-long rail blockades that have crippled trade throughout the country as cargo backed up at Canadian ports and forced a Montreal marine terminal to stop accepting import cargo. Container dwell times and congestion at the Port of Vancouver increased Friday at facilities served by Canadian Pacific Railway as protesters conducted

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7
Feb

Shippers Feel Capacity Crunches Due to Coronavirus

Shippers will begin to feel the disruption to their supply chains with delays and decreased capacity as carriers are reducing the number of vessels in an effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Home to several of the busiest container ports and airports, a lockdown on China factories and workers is having a rippling effect in consumer supply chains.

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3
Oct

Forwarders Push Back On Unreasonable Rises In Demurrage-Detention!

For many years we have seen a drastic fluctuation in detention, demurrage, and free-time alloted for full container loads (FCL). This has allowed the steamship lines full control of how, and when you get your container. With the increase in the dollar amounts on the invoices, and a decrease in time, many forwarders are pushing back questioning if this is

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24
Sep

Trucker Shortage Jeopardizing the Five Day Work Week

Is the 5-day work week going extinct? With trucker shortages being a crisis for corporations nationwide, we are now seeing a push back from drivers looking for extended pickup/delivery hours. Click here to check out this article on JOC.com to learn more about it!

6
Sep

FMC Speaks Out on “Reasonable” Demurrage and Detention Fees After 2018 Drayage Boom!

In a private meeting on Tuesday September 4th, 2018, Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye spoke on the recurrent challenges shippers are facing with detention and demurrage charges.  Dye released a 19 page interim report bringing much needed clarity and transparency on the responsibilities of the FMC, and the possible solutions to the current influx. Click here to checkout this article in

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14
Aug

Continuous Bond Prices Skyrocket With Increased Tariffs!

With the Trade War booming in full effect, there are many ways US Importers are being affected. Click here to check out a great article which outlines an aspect not many think of: Continuous Bonds. Are you working with the right customs broker to help ease you through the tariff adjustments? Our team members at Transatlantic understand how stressful it

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6
Aug

What Does the US-China Trade War Mean For You?

With the trade war escalating daily, we have many members of the Transatlantic family worried about what lies ahead. No one wins in a trade war, but as consumers, we should not turn a blind eye while these leaders gamble our fate. Here’s a timeline of the US-China trade war so far: March 1: Trump announces tariffs on all imports

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10
Jul

Could it be – CMA CGM & Hapag Lloyd Partnering Up?!

Happy Tuesday Friends! ? Have you heard about the merger proposition between France’s CMA CGM, and Germany’s Hapag Lloyd?! ? Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but looks like it’s not an unforeseen future for these steamship line giants. How will this affect the current ocean freight trends? We’ll all have to stay tuned to find out! ? Click here to

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