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On March 8, 2018, U.S. President, Donald J. Trump, signed certain proclamations that will increase the duty rate on imported steel and aluminum. The duty rate increase will take effect at midnight on March 23, 2018 for all imports or warehouse withdrawals.
Whether you ship freight by truck, air or ocean, obtaining comprehensive cargo insurance coverage is a crucial aspect of global freight management.
The trucking situation in the U.S. continues to deteriorate. Several cities are heavily impacted by tight capacity leading to delays, chassis shortages and higher trucking prices that vary from region to region.
There has been an ongoing strike in Brazil since November 1, 2017. Tax Auditors of the Revenue Service (airport customs) in Brazil decided to start the strike due to non-compliance with an agreement regarding salary adjustments from the Ministry of Planning.
Snowfall in France is affecting road transport and the airports in Moscow are under challenging conditions.
There is currently an escalating challenge of trucking capacity in key U.S. locations which has impacted delivery schedules leading to delays and to unanticipated additional cost.
China’s busiest time of year is fast approaching. Chinese New Year (CNY) is celebrated nationwide meaning all businesses around the country will close, including all factories. During this time all workers will travel across the country to return to their families and celebrate the New Year, with all manufacturing shutting down for the duration.
A major winter storm and below freezing temperatures are affecting freight movements across a wide area of the Eastern U.S. The seaports from Savannah to Boston were closed, thousands of flights cancelled and major roads from Virginia to Maine were too dangerous for trucks to operate.


There are major changes being deployed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the months of December and January that will affect importers. Below you will find information regarding the expiration of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and CBP increases to entry fees.
A power outage at the Atlanta Airport (ATL) affecting all concourses and terminal buildings started at approximately 1pm EST on Sunday, December 17. The disruption resulted in 54 flight diversions and more than 1,300 cancellations.
The current situation at the Frankfurt airport remains strained and critical due to ongoing strike actions of the ground handling agents.
The consistently strong air freight demand has continued and lead to the expected very tight air cargo market, which causes capacity bottlenecks and strong increases of air freight rates.
In response to the capacity crunch in the upcoming peak season, DACHSER will be launching a weekly charter rotation service from Frankfurt, Germany to Shanghai, China Pudong Airport (and back) starting the last week of October until mid December.
On Tuesday, September 19 a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake was reported near Puebla, about 100 miles from Mexico City. Our DACHSER offices in Mexico City and Puebla were closed yesterday to inspect for any damage, but re-opened today and our employees are all accounted for. 
Irma hit Florida as a category 4 hurricane in the Florida Keys before making its way up West and Central Florida and then continuing into Georgia and Alabama. Now that Irma has passed, efforts are underway to rebuild and clean-up any destruction caused by the hurricane.
Due to massive flooding and bad weather conditions brought by Hurricane Harvey, logistics are still severely impacted at the Texas Gulf Coast area.
The “Petya” cyber attack on the Maersk Shipping Line has led to serious issues in daily operations
As of today, Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt until further notice due to the countries breaking off diplomatic ties and transportation links. Regional airlines have also suspended flights to and from Doha, Qatar.
We would like to inform you that the Spanish trade unions will not carry out the planned strike in the Spanish ports this week, since they have agreed to revoke the first five strike days after reaching a principle of agreement with ANESCO.
The gateway began operating in April with consolidated services for various destinations in the Americas region and Asia. The gateway will optimize service quality for customers, who will have a wider range of possibilities for their air freight shipments.
The major sea ports in Shanghai, Qingdao and Ningbo are facing serious congestion. Average delays have increased by more than 40 percent since early April. The congestion is predicted to last until mid-May.
Shippers can benefit from DACHSER USA’s gateway in Chicago. The gateway covers consolidation services for 36 states nationwide and further strengthens LCL (less-than-container-load) offerings to the Asia Pacific region. Customers gain direct access to China with fixed day, weekly sailings from Chicago to Shanghai.
The ports of New York, New Jersey, Boston and Philadelphia are operational again for normal business hours today. Slight delays can be expected due to the closures yesterday. Our DACHSER offices in New York, Boston and Baltimore have re-opened as well.


At the end of 2016, the government of Mexico announced an increase of fuel for 2017. Since then, several protests caused by gasoline shortages and a rise in prices also affected the logistics sector.
China’s busiest time of the year is fast approaching. Chinese New Year (CNY) is celebrated nationwide meaning all businesses around the country will close, including all factories. During this time all workers will travel across the country to return to their families and celebrate the New Year, with all manufacturing stopped for the duration. Find out how to minimize supply chain disruptions below.
The state of emergency has been declared and the East Coast of Florida is under Hurricane or Tropical Storm warning. 
On September 2nd, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) announced that it has made the decision to regionalize its Zika requirements for shipments of cargo from the United States based on a risk-assessment performed by AQSIQ, using data supplied by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to trade media reports, South Korea's largest shipping company, Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd., threatens to slip into insolvency due to circumstances of overcapacity and falling freight rates on the world's oceans.
On February 1st, 2016, the Brazil Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) imposed a regulation that requires all cargo to and from Brazil to disclose information about wooden packaging material on the ocean bill of lading. We would like to remind our customers of this important regulation and the need to comply.
Effective July 1, 2016, the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will start being enforced. The convention specifies that shippers are responsible and shall verify on their documentation the Verified Gross Mass of a container prior to it being loaded on board of a vessel.
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