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    Pier Pass – Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) Increase as of August 1, 2015 for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

    The West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement (WCMTOA) announced last week that they will be increasing the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF), also known to many as a Pier Pass fee, beginning August 1, 2015. The updated TMF will be as … Continue reading

    Expect Port Delays as We Start the July 4th Weekend

    I mentioned earlier in the week that the terminals at the port of Oakland will be open on Friday, July 3rd. Unfortunately, they will for the most part (limited steamship lines will open for availability at Ports America) not be … Continue reading

    GSP Finally Renewed!

    Good news for importers from GSP eligible countries, President Obama signed into law the reinstatement of GSP earlier this week. The formal renewal date of GSP will be July 29, 2015. It will be retroactive to July 31, 2013. Those … Continue reading

    Port of Oakland Terminal Status for July 4th Weekend

    June 30, 2015 July 4th this year falls on a Saturday. We have confirmed that all Oakland terminals WILL be open on Friday, July 3, 2015. Furthermore, Bloody Thursday officially falls this year on Sunday, July 5, 2015. No work … Continue reading

    Delays to U.S. Customs Releases of Air Cargo Shipments

    U.S. Customs is transitioning this year to a new computer system for handling Customs releases. This past weekend, they made one of their larger transitions on the air cargo side. Suffice to say, the transition has not gone smoothly. At … Continue reading