USMCA – Are You Ready?

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Are you ready for USMCA? The new trade agreement goes into effect on July 1, 2020. In our effort to keep you informed, the below is a snapshot of its key provisions and how it differs from NAFTA. The USMCA was signed by all three countries on November 30, 2018 at the G20 Summit in […]

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN UPDATE – An Overview of the Domestic and International Scene

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We are in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis. There is an information overload as experts share opinions, statistics, and projections about COVID-19’s effect on the economy. It is now clear that the intercontinental supply chain will not return to “normal” until late Q1 or Q2 2021. As time passes, we are able to […]

NEW 90-Day Duty Deferral Program

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The importing trade community has spent considerable time and effort over the last several weeks in soliciting the Administration to postpone or delay duty payments in light of the current financial hardships many companies are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over this last weekend, some accommodations have been made available by the Administration for […]

STEAMSHIP LINE STORAGE OFFERINGS – Advantages and disadvantages

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As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, experts anticipate that the shipping industry could see a loss of $25-$30 billion this year. These losses would need to be at least partially offset or the landscape of global transportation could drastically change (i.e. bankruptcies, M&A). The industry is waiting to see when container volume will begin to […]

Planning vs. Forecasting – Keys to Maintaining Supply Chain Flow

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The Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the logistics industry, with experts estimating a 30% decline in the global shipping market through May. Supply chains are crawling. Numerous steamship lines have cancelled entire lanes and announced blank sailings. Experts say even more shipping disturbances could happen with very short notice during Q2 2020. There […]

Global Container Movement – Variables and Projections

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The global shipping community is in the midst of an unprecedented state of flux. While new information on the Covid-19 pandemic emerges daily, the supply chain continues to experience uncertainty as it struggles to keep up with industry changes. Vessel and air cargo capacity continue to decrease at an alarming rate. All over the world, […]

U.S. DOMESTIC CARGO – Current Status, Rumors and Projections

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The current status of readily available U.S. produced goods continues to fluctuate on a seemingly daily basis. With “stay at home” orders in place for a majority of Americans, the manufacture of goods ready to be moved off the production lines and onto trucks to be consumed domestically or exported to foreign buyers has fallen […]

CARGO INSURANCE – Your defense against unexpected and costly circumstances

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Cargo insurance is one component of the supply chain that is often misunderstood. Many companies rely on coverage that is provided by the supplier or carrier and naively assume they are adequately protected. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this, understanding the terms and conditions of your policy is paramount. Please consider the following […]

Force Majeure May Be Invoked on Cargo

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Rumors are circulating in the global shipping community about the invocation of force majeure. Although it is rarely used, force majeure can cause serious disruption in the supply chain. Worse yet, it can add a considerable expense to the consignee. In broad terms, force majeure refers to unforeseeable circumstances that prevents someone from fulfilling a […]

Returned Goods

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As you know, with the rapidly evolving steps being taken to curb the spread of COVID19, the current global climate is in a constant state of flux. At TLR, we are doing our best to keep up with domestic and foreign movement restrictions that impact trade. As of now, there have been no outright restrictions […]