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Due to the consistently strong air freight market and expected continued strong business over the next weeks, we expect further capacity bottlenecks.
Right now, the whole world is looking anxiously to London. The 650 members of the House of Commons will be deciding on the Brexit deal negotiated by the UK government and the EU. There is no telling which way the parliament’s decision will go, but whatever the outcome, DACHSER is prepared.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is taking initiative to promote sustainability and reduce harmful sulphur gas emissions. While the new regulation will be fully enforced in 2020, it will likely impact logistics cost for shippers in the second half of 2019 due to investments on the carriers’ side.
On October 1, the Golden Week holidays in China begin. Many businesses will be closed during these holidays.
The third list of goods imported from China was published on September 21st by the Office of United States Trade Representative.
Florence was downgraded to a tropical depression as of this morning and North Carolina appears to have sustained the most damage from assessments made so far. Heavy and excessive rainfall caused catastrophic flooding. About 575,000 homes and businesses remain without power.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut is predicted to hit Hong Kong this Sunday after sweeping across the northern Philippines where it is currently accelerating up to 150 miles per hour.
As of August 27, 2018 a new transport regulation (NOM-087) issued by the Mexican Authorities went into effect.
Typhoon Rumbia made landfall in Shanghai today, August 17, 2018, in the morning, bringing strong winds and heavy rain to the city. Even though some flights were delayed or cancelled, Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) are still operational.
Below you will find updates to the Section 301 and 232 duties along with information on when the Merchandise Processing Fee as well as other US Customs Fees will increase again this year.
Tropical cyclone Jongdari landed on the coastal area east of Shanghai this morning local time, August 3.
The trucking situation in the U.S. continues to worsen and is disrupting daily operations. Many cities are heavily impacted by tight capacity leading to delays, chassis shortages and higher trucking prices that vary from region to region.
India road transportation suspension causing delivery delays.
There is a growing issue of truck capacity shortage in Mexico due to the enforcement of updated regulations concerning size and weight restrictions of trailers, hours of operation limits for drivers and changes to the registration process of trucks.
India is currently experiencing the monsoon season which usually lasts until September. Heavy and frequent rain showers accompanied by gusty winds may lead to flooding and delivery delays.
As the United States continues to investigate China’s trade practices, the Office of the Unites States Trade Representative (USTR) released two sets of lists of commodities under investigation.
See below information regarding Israeli Customs Authority requirements for U.S. exporters shipping to Israel under the terms of the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement.
Since May 20, truckers in Brazil have been on strike to protest against rising fuel prices. The strike caused nationwide chaos and delays in shipments. As of yesterday afternoon, May 30 the strike started to dissipate, but delays can still be expected due to the backlog.
Following recent announcements, all major ocean carriers are introducing an Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS) for Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Container Load (LCL) shipments on all trades. DACHSER therefore sees the necessity to follow the same.
The Trump Administration announced today, May 31, that the exemptions that were in place for products covered by Section 232 for goods with countries of origin in Canada, Mexico, and the EU will expire at midnight on June 1, 2018.
China Customs has released Order No. 56 [2017] which adjusts the already existing “China Customs Advanced Manifest” requirements for air and sea freight shipments to and out of China with effective date June 1, 2018. The purpose of this security filing is to provide the Chinese customs authorities with advance shipment data in order to improve their ability to detect suspicious shipments prior to their physical arrival in China.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit will be held in Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong province in China. The date of the Summit has been confirmed to be June 9-10.
As already reported, on March 14, 2018, U.S. President, Donald Trump, signed certain proclamations that will increase the duty rate on imported steel and aluminum. The exemptions based on country of origin that were originally effective through May 1, 2018 have now been extended through May 31, 2018.
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) has been renewed effective April 22, 2018 as announced by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The GSP program expired on December 31, 2017, but has now been renewed through December 31, 2020. Duties on eligible transactions that occurred during the lapse will be refunded by CBP.
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On Thursday, March 22nd, the U.S. Trade Representative, announced additional country exemptions and advised that the exemptions would remain until April 30th. The U.S. President will have until April 30th to determine whether or not the exemptions for these countries would be further extended.
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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