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    Sequestration: How will it affect Imports and Exports?

    As a part of the budget sequestration process that began on March 1, 2013, Customs and Border Protection will be required to make significant cuts to its budget. CBP plans on implementing the budget cuts through the following: immediate reduction … Continue reading

    East & Gulf Coast Port Strike Averted!

    The leaders for the ILA and the USMX have agreed to a six-year labor contract. Both sides still need to ratify the agreement. The agreement is also contingent on agreements regarding a number of local union negotiations. Details of the … Continue reading

    East Coast Ports Still Waiting for a Labor Deal

    We’re on to round 3 of the labor negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) representing the East Coast and Gulf ports. The negotiations were first supposed to be completed by September 30, … Continue reading

    Shortage of Available Trucks Result in Delays in Container Deliveries at the Port of Oakland

    The port of Oakland (along with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach) have made concerted attempts in the past few years to rein in pollution caused by trucks pulling containers from the ports. ┬áThe California Air Resources Board … Continue reading

    East and Gulf Coast Port Strike Postponed (and hopefully averted!)

    Good news that is potentially great news! The ILA and USMX have come to a tentative agreement on container royalty payments (the main sticking point preventing a new contract from being agreed upon). With this agreement, both sides have agreed … Continue reading