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2020 Is Great Year for Ocean Carriers as Freight Rates Break Records

How about a positive headline for 2020? It's a great year for ocean freight carriers in the international shipping industry. Transpacific cargo volume continues to surge here in the peak season, [...]

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Chapter By Chapter Look at Phase One Trade Agreement with China Part 3

You could call this phase three of the Phase One Trade Agreement with China breakdown, but we won't call this post that to avoid making it sound confusing. Still, this is the third part of our [...]

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Trade Deal with China Reached — No Tariff Hikes in December

The 15% tariff hikes on Chinese goods that were scheduled to hit Sunday (December 15th) didn't happen. Instead, we got the Phase One Trade Deal just days earlier. That's right, we finally have [...]

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2 Big Effects of Drone Attack on International Shipping

In case you missed the big news this weekend, a drone attack hit two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday (September 14th, 2019). Here's a brief summary from an Aljazeera news [...]

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Freight Rates Down Despite Trade War Up

The trade war between the U.S. and China drags on without an end in sight. However, things are not all bad news for U.S. importers. Shippers who import from China got good news last week as Trump [...]

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1st Round of List 3 Tariff Exclusions Are Out!

We finally have official exclusions from President Trump's tariff hikes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Find out below if the goods you import from China can be [...]

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Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Lifted Between U.S., Canada, & Mexico

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), [...]

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US China Trade War Ramps Back Up: Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods to Hit May 10th

For a while now, optimism has been high that the U.S.-China trade talks have been going well and the tariffs increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese products that was originally scheduled for [...]

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2 Solutions for Shippers Dealing with Tariffs on Chinese Goods

This blog provides two solutions shippers can utilize to mitigate or avoid financial losses from the new tariffs the U.S. is levying on Chinese goods. But first, a quick look at what's happening [...]

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