3
Oct

Forwarders Push Back On Unreasonable Rises In Demurrage-Detention!

For many years we have seen a drastic fluctuation in detention, demurrage, and free-time alloted for full container loads (FCL). This has allowed the steamship lines full control of how, and when you get your container. With the increase in the dollar amounts on the invoices, and a decrease in time, many forwarders are pushing back questioning if this is

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24
Sep

Trucker Shortage Jeopardizing the Five Day Work Week

Is the 5-day work week going extinct? With trucker shortages being a crisis for corporations nationwide, we are now seeing a push back from drivers looking for extended pickup/delivery hours. Click here to check out this article on JOC.com to learn more about it!

6
Sep

FMC Speaks Out on “Reasonable” Demurrage and Detention Fees After 2018 Drayage Boom!

In a private meeting on Tuesday September 4th, 2018, Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye spoke on the recurrent challenges shippers are facing with detention and demurrage charges.  Dye released a 19 page interim report bringing much needed clarity and transparency on the responsibilities of the FMC, and the possible solutions to the current influx. Click here to checkout this article in

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14
Aug

Continuous Bond Prices Skyrocket With Increased Tariffs!

With the Trade War booming in full effect, there are many ways US Importers are being affected. Click here to check out a great article which outlines an aspect not many think of: Continuous Bonds. Are you working with the right customs broker to help ease you through the tariff adjustments? Our team members at Transatlantic understand how stressful it

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6
Aug

What Does the US-China Trade War Mean For You?

With the trade war escalating daily, we have many members of the Transatlantic family worried about what lies ahead. No one wins in a trade war, but as consumers, we should not turn a blind eye while these leaders gamble our fate. Here’s a timeline of the US-China trade war so far: March 1: Trump announces tariffs on all imports

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10
Jul

Could it be – CMA CGM & Hapag Lloyd Partnering Up?!

Happy Tuesday Friends! ? Have you heard about the merger proposition between France’s CMA CGM, and Germany’s Hapag Lloyd?! ? Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but looks like it’s not an unforeseen future for these steamship line giants. How will this affect the current ocean freight trends? We’ll all have to stay tuned to find out! ? Click here to

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13
Jun

Air Freight: What’s REALLY Going On?

Have you noticed in the recent months that air freight handling seems to get worse everyday??✈ Are you seeing excessive damages? Losses? Pricey waiting time, and/or missed pick ups causing storage?? Click here to check out an awesome article in American Shipper that helps explain what our operators are really facing with your cargo! Transatlantic – Wer denn sonst!