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Why it’s nearly impossible to get on a ship right now…

We wanted to share the below with all of our customers, as it illustrates quite clearly why importers today from Asia are scrambling to get on ships, and when they do, it’s only because they have accepted Premium rate levels that carriers have reintroduced. Some of these all-in rates levels…

Apr 08, 2021

The “Suez Canal Effect”– From bad to worse?

What else could possibly go wrong with today’s global supply chains? An already taxed system, fraught with delays, maxed out capacity, severe ports congestion, and a broken conveyor belt of empty containers, will now face even more delays and challenges due to the Ever Given’s extended blockage of the Suez…

Apr 01, 2021

Container Ships at Pier
Six steps to successfully navigate this year’s contract season

There’s so much going on right now, so much information to get through, digest and then determine: if, what, how and when to implement for your own unique business. How are you going to find time to do all of that?

Mar 03, 2021

Blogs

CBP’s latest WRO and why importers should care.

Mar 03, 2021
On January 13, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its latest Withhold Release Order (WRO) - announcing it will detain cotton products and tomato products produced in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region at all U.S. ports of entry.
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Blogs

USWC and Southern California Ports – An insider’s guide to this season’s holiday and peak season surge.

Jan 20, 2021
We recently had the opportunity to discuss current US West Coast and Southern California port market conditions with Peter Schneider, President of TGS Logistics, Inc. TGS is leading west coast trucking and drayage company and one of Laufer’s key valued logistics partners. As an industry insider, Peter consistently provides regular commentary and feedback on the current conditions that face all of our businesses.
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Blogs

Don’t Wait! 11 Things You Can Do Now to Help Get Through the Upcoming Pre-Lunar New Year Peak

Nov 03, 2020
This year’s Pre-Lunar New Year Peak promises to be unlike one we have ever experienced. With the enormity of the scope and scale of disruptions impacting almost every global supply chain it can be challenging to determine what to do. Fortunately, there are 11 simple steps you can follow help successfully manage through the chaos.
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