April 2013       

A Message from GOAL Management of Ohio


U.S. Customs and Border Protection Cargo Priorities under Sequestration

03/02/2013 Using lessons learned from the impact of previous trade disruptions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and trade stakeholders strive to improve our business resilience strategy to secure the supply chain and facilitate legitimate trade and travel.

Frequently Asked Questions: Impacts to Travel and Trade during Sequestration

CBP Gets New Acting Commissioner

Wood Packaging Material Trade Outreach

CBP and USDA have stepped up exam and enforcement of WPM, Wood packaging requirements. Violations, alleged or otherwise leads to delays in the movement of cargo and may lead to seizure, or mandatory re-export of the entire shipment.  Please take 10 minutes to look through this PPT.  It is especially helpful as it has visual example of what to look for in compliance or non-compliance.

VIM AGENCY LTD Group of Companies

VIM Agency LTD is a group of companies with offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russian Federation. Wide regional coverage, local market knowledge, flexibility and neutrality make us a reliable partner in freight forwarding and express delivery.


March 11, 2013

Subject: Effects of the Sequester on Overtime Clearances



Overcapacity Pressures Rates in Trans-Pacific  
Peter T. Leach, Senior Editor  JOC| Mar 13, 2013

Slack U.S. import demand and too much vessel capacity undermined most of the general rate increase that container carriers implemented on Jan. 15, sending average spot freight rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific trade down this week, the third consecutive week of decline.

Global warming is about to remake worldwide shipping 
By Jennifer Abbasi  March 6, 2013

As sea ice melts, one of climate change's economic impacts will be faster shipping through historically unnavigable routes in the Arctic.

Shippers Warned: Prepare for 'Roller Coaster Ride'
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Mar 20, 2013

The lingering economic recession in Europe will set off a cascading of vessels that will result in another year of volatile freight rates in the U.S. import trade from Asia, according to an international maritime industry analyst.

The Panama Effect
Canal expansion should spark more cargo, CRE demand in Memphis

By Sarah Baker

The expansion of the Panama Canal will affect the supply chain of businesses across the country, including those involved in Memphis industrial real estate.

VIDEO - Building the world's largest ship in 76 seconds.



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