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01.25.23: Laufer Client Advisory – UP “temporary ingate suspension”

On Monday, January 23rd, Union Pacific announced a service suspension due to a bridge outage on its network in New Mexico. As a result, the UP has halted both the eastbound and westbound movement of all domestic and international containers between Southern California and the key inland hubs of Chicago…

Jan 25, 2023

Transpacific Eastbound Market Update – Week 2, 2023

As we turn the calendar to another year, our industry welcomes continuation of the improving market conditions experienced during the second half of 2022. Average global transit times are declining monthly as port congestion disappears, rail dwells decrease, and chassis availability improves.

Jan 11, 2023

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Ocean Export Market Update – Week 48, 2022

This Ocean Export market letter will address the top issues facing US exporters as we approach the final month of this year. Much of the recent industry news has been bringing attention to the drop in overall import volumes and rapid improvement of port congestion issues particularly on the US…

Nov 30, 2022


Top Recommended Documents Importers Should Always Keep for Customs

Nov 10, 2022
While US Customs regulations require customs brokers like Laufer to meet significant documentation requirements, U.S. Importers face their own specific regulations, and have substantial record keeping obligations. If an importer did not keep or cannot locate the information Customs or a Partner Government Agency (PGA) is asking for, it could be a costly mistake. What documents should companies retain from their import transactions? To really be on the safe side, all of them! This post shares which documents you will most often be asked for or are most critical to keep on hand.
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Airfreight Charters – What to Know When Your Cargo’s Got to Go

Oct 18, 2022
Unless you or your company has arranged a cargo aircraft charter in the past, it is likely that you may be unfamiliar with some of the benefits and risks of arranging a charter for your cargo, or even what a cargo aircraft charter even is. This post will provide a brief introduction to cargo aircraft charter to present another freight solution option should you need it now or sometime in the future – the focus will be on charters arranged for the transport of cargo – as opposed to passenger charters.
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Market Letters

Transpacific Eastbound Market Update – Week 41, 2022

Oct 12, 2022
The Golden Week holiday created a temporary pause to the volume declines and subsequent rate freefalls the market has been experiencing over the last couple of months. Import volumes are expected to continue to drop, however ocean carrier blank sailings and service suspensions should help slow the decline, at least for USWC local port destinations.
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