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Enforcement Update of Importer Security Filings (ISF)

On January 26, 2009, the interim final rule on the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements, “10+2” initiative, took effect with an initial one year flexibility period.  As of July 9, 2013, U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policy requires the CBP Headquarter
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Q&A Port dispute: What you need to know

By Andrew Khouri February 14, 2015 11:45 AM Shipping companies say West Coast ports, including those in Los Angeles and Long Beach, could shut down if a new contract isn’t reached with dockworkers. A flotilla of ships — filled with cars, electronics and clothes from Asia —
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Ports Closed in West Coast

Shippers at every port on the west coast will stop working this weekend LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The loading and unloading of cargo freighters will be suspended at all 29 U.S. West Coast ports this weekend because of chronic slowdowns on the docks that shippers and terminal opera
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‘Critical’ congestion at Hong Kong needs urgent government attention

HONG KONG — Congestion at Hong Kong’s container terminals has reached a “critical stage” and the city’s container terminals and shipping lines have called on the government to urgently make land available for port logistics and additional barge berths. The Hong Kong Container Terminal
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Quiet Before the Storm- Contract Deadline July 1st

Cargo interests, shipping lines and railroads have done all they can to prepare for the July 1 expiration of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract. The trade community is now looking to the negotiations in San Francisco to see if an agreement will be reached without
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