While the tariff situation between the U.S. and China has been heating up, the tariff situation between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico has been cooling off.
On Friday (May 17th, 2019), [...]
This is a guest post by Christopher Mansfield.
What are the commonly used international shipping terms? Shipping goods across the globe is a far more sophisticated process than just [...]
There's a new import certification requirement of which U.S. shippers of goods containing composite wood need to be especially aware. It is actually worth it for all importers to be aware, as [...]
Shippers need to be extra careful about the trucking companies they hire to transport their shipping containers to and from the ports. If not, shippers could find themselves liable in legal [...]
There's tension building with the dockworkers at West Coast ports.
Shippers have been feeling good about stability at the ports because of the contract extension and new contract the [...]
What’s the deal with the trade war with China? Are tariffs on Chinese goods about to start rising again? Is a trade deal close? This blog gives you the lowdown on where everything stands [...]
In this blog we'll answer a frequently asked question (FAQ) dealing with Incoterms. Specifically, which Incoterm is the best to use when importing from China. As a bonus, we'll also tell you the [...]
We live in a global economy where about 90% of the world's goods are transported by sea, but it hasn't been smooth sailing for the ocean freight shipping industry in recent years. And the waters [...]
Two executives of a Florida-based furniture company face federal charges for allegedly evading antidumping duties on imports from China. They were indicted earlier this month.
This is it! Universal Cargo's final blog of 2018!
It's become a tradition over the last couple years to make the last blog of the year a look back on the year's top 10 international [...]
'Tis the season for congestion. No, I'm not talking about whatever bug your kid brought home from school, although there is plenty of that. I'm talking port congestion. [...]
China's Ministry of Transport announced a while back upcoming changes to the country's fuel regulations in regard to sulfur content and emissions. We're fast approaching the implementation of the [...]
In one country, President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping ate dinner together and worked out a ceasefire on the trade war between the U.S. and China. In another country, an arrest was [...]
During a recent sweep of its importer database, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) mistakenly voided many importer numbers that should have remained active.
This is a Guest Post by John from Anster Special Vehicles When you import or export heavy equipment or oversized equipment, getting it to your destination is always a big challenge. Heavy lift [...]
Transpacific freight rates are soaring high right now and not just because it's peak season.
Shippers have been rushing to beat tariff increase dates on imports from China, [...]
You would think the trade war between the U.S. and China would be nothing but bad for transpacific shipping; however, it may have just saved the year for carriers.
Back in June, we [...]
At Universal Cargo, we help many businesses import goods from China. This means many of our customers are being affected by the tariff increases President Trump is imposing on Chinese imports. [...]
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