[DETROIT, Michigan– SEPTEMBER , 2021]
Cavalry Logistics has been operating as a Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder for over Thirty Years. We are experts in International Trade. Below are a few updates from the industry.
California congestion nears new high, East Coast gridlock worsens
Peak season: Let the chaos commence
Port Congestion Issues
Currently in the ocean import sector of international shipping, port and rail congestion is as common as a fast food restaurant in every town. Container are taking triple the amount of time to reach inland destinations while even shipments direct to the coasts are being delayed by as much as 10 or more days depending on the port of entry. With peak season only just beginning what can be done if anything?
While the congestion can’t be avoided, there are ways cavalry can help to mitigate its effect on the cargo coming in. First and foremost, plan ahead as much as possible. Knowledge of the problem is key to making sure you are ordering enough product to minimize the disruption to business. We can help you search for alternative options to the transport of your freight. Look for different ports to use that are less congested. Look for different routes to use. This could be as simple as using the east coast instead of the west coast for inland destinations. Using less than container (LCL) shipments to the coast and then regular trucking inland might be beneficial for your company. Whatever the case may be there are options out there. We are willing and available to assist and can help look for any possible solutions that might exist.
Other points of interest within international industry:
- CBSA employees secure deal with government hours after strike action at Canada’s borders After an intense final round of negotiations that lasted more than 36 hours, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) reached a tentative agreement with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) late Friday, August 6.
- The unfolding of the Kansas City Southern takeover saga: CP Rail presented a new $27 billion offer for U.S. peer Kansas City Southern on Tuesday, lower than a $29 billion rival bid from CN Rail, hoping antitrust concerns over the latter will give it an edge.
- Government of Canada Launches Consultations on Proposed Luxury Tax: The Luxury Tax would apply to deliveries in Canada by way of sale or similar arrangement, as well as importations into Canada, of new cars and new aircraft priced over $100,000, and new boats priced over $250,000
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For more information on Cavalry Logistics International, please visit www.shipwithU.com/international.
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