NAFTA Trade Talks on their Way

Trade talks are moving Robert Lighthizer is finally confirmed as the new USTR representative and things are moving forward with NAFTA talk. This comes at a good time for NASCO, as Tiffany Melvin, president of the North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) and a group of NASCO members were in Washington around the same time. They met with […]

The Belt and Road Initiative

China President Xi just recently pledged $124 billion for the Belt and Road Initiative in May. What is the Belt and Road Initiative? President Xi’s “project of the century” considers the Silk Road mantra that will benefit people across the world and the ultimate plan is to develop quick trade routes between Europe and China […]

Dimensional Weight Calculator

All the information you need on one page For the first time since 2015, when dimensional weight was introduced, FedEx and UPS have used different formulas for their DIM Weight calculations AND different base shipping rates for their ground services. This makes calculating accurate DIM weight more complicated than ever for businesses and individuals shipping […]

Scarbrough Blue

What is Scarbrough Blue? It’s been some time since I have written an article for the newsletter so I’m sorry for that.  I’ve certainly had many things I would like to share.  I’ve recently been thinking of the term “Scarbrough Blue” that we often use at our company and what it means.  On a color […]

Fun Facts on Freight in the United States

The waterway system in United States is comprised of 145 ports. Each of the ports regulates sea traffic significantly and handles more than 1 MMT (million metric tonne) cargo on annual basis. In contrast to the minor ports, major seaports handle more than 900 MMT cargos annually. Seaports and sea routes are very crucial to […]

5 Emerging Technologies that are changing the Future of Logistics

  Every industry is going through a transformational phase of automation and digitization. The logistics industry is no different and is confronting similar circumstances.  A technological shift in the form of introduction of automotive technologies can be observed in the industry. Automotive machines operated on artificial intelligence algorithms exhibit great potential in boosting the growth […]

Update on Carrier Alliances

Carrier Alliances in the United States have recently undergone a major transformation. Previously, there were four shipping alliances, which have now merged to form three updated alliances. Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance are new alliances that have formed as a result of a merger. 2M Alliance has renewed its service offerings but is still in […]

NAFTA: Past, Present and Future

Overview of NAFTA The following document provides an amazing overview on the past, present and future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) written by Specialists in International Trade & Finance with the Congressional Research Service submitted on February 22. 2017. Download Now   The topics in this document are listed below History Market […]

FSVP Resources

See below helpful list of resources for complying with the upcoming FDA requirements for the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations, among other FDA requirements. Resources obtained from FDA’s FSVP website: • What is FSVP & who is required? • FSVP Requirement Fact sheet • Compliance Dates Chart • FSVP Q&A • Am I subject […]

Update on NAFTA News

The NAFTA Topic has been a hot topic in today’s shipping industry.  Here are several articles featuring NAFTA that our readers have found useful.  For more information or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at NAFTA Trade Talks on their Way NAFTA: Past, Present and Future NAFTA Negotiations estimated to reach agreement in […]