December 2013       

GOAL welcomes it's new Partner Ken Hamanaka Co Inc.  

Included in this monthís issue is a company profile for GOALís Jacksonville, Florida Partner; Caribbean Shipping and Cold Storage

Aside  from NVOCC services, Caribbean Shipping owns and operates cold storage facilities and has an office in San Juan, Puerto Rico. These resources provide GOAL Partners unique and useful tools to service customers.

Qatar Bin Yousef Cargo Express (BYCE) Service Profile

GOAL continually monitors market conditions in the various trade lanes around the globe that are served by our Partners.

 We strive to keep our Partners advised of developments in these trade lanes to allow them to properly plan and keep their customers advised.  Recently there was an article written by Peter Leach, "For Ocean Carriers in 2014, Itíll Be More of the Same",  that covered in great detail the general consensus as to how the market in the Trans-Pacific, Asia-Europe trade as well as other lanes will unfold in 2014. Below is that article and we hope that this is helpful to our Partners. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or if we can be of assistance.

Best Regards,

Tony Kozlowski, Tel: 562-296-5770, Cell: 562-244-6767,


Chinaís Loss in US Footwear Trade Leaves Room for Developing Nations

U.S. Trade Programs: Your Duty to Qualify



Census to Postpone Effective Date of Revised FTR

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced a delay to the effective date of the amendments to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR.  The revisions are being postponed from January 8, 2014 to April 5, 2014.

Some of the main revisions to the FTR will include the collection of two new data elements in the Automated Export System (AES):  Ultimate Consignee Type and License Value. Also included is the removal of the EEI filing exemptions for temporary imports and exports and  the reduction of the post-departure filing time from ten calendar days to five calendar days.


The Federal Register notice can be accessed online at:

The full text of the original Federal Register notice containing the FTR changes is available online at:

U.S. Wonít Reach Goal of Doubling Exports by 2015, Report Says


National Policy, Multimodal Network Needed to Improve Freight Transportation, Report Says

For Ocean Carriers in 2014, Itíll Be More of the Same

Insufficient Logistics Capacity Hindering Philippines Relief Effort

China Expected to Soon Clarify VAT on Logistics Services

Shippers Pressed to Prepare for Japanís 24-Hour Rule

Asia Holiday Closings


HKG : Dec 25 & 26 (2 days)


New Year
HKG/Taiwan/China : Jan 01 (1 day)

Chinese New Year

HKG : Jan 31 to Feb 03 (4 days)

Taiwan : Jan 30 to Feb 04 (6 days)

China : Jan 31 to Feb 06 (7 days)

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