Category Archives: Ocean Shipping

Tianjin Port Update

I wanted to provide an update on the port situation in Tianjin. Based on the latest reports, most of the container yards are now open for pick up and return of containers. There were a few terminal locations that were … Continue reading

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Massive Explosion Near the Port in Tianjin, China

As many of you may have already heard, there was a massive explosion at a warehouse in the port city Tianjin, China around 10:50pm local time yesterday. There has been a lot of reporting regarding the deadliness of the explosion, … Continue reading

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KEEP YOUR SHIPMENT DATA CONFIDENTIAL

Every shipping vessel that enters and leaves the United States is required to submit shipping records that document its cargo. This information filed to Customs is called “Automated Manifest System” -> http://www.cbp.gov/trade/trade-community/automated/automated-systems/ams. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, most … Continue reading

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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

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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

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