New Dwell Fees to be Imposed by Port of Houston

In an effort to combat congestion and reduce container volumes, the Port of Houston proposed a new import dwell fee. This fee is in addition to any demurrage that may accrue.  The fee is effective December 1, 2022. A ship on the water with "Port of Houston" written...

FDA Food Facility Registration Period Now Open! Answering Your Questions

FDA Food Facility Registration Period Now Open! Answering Your Questions On September 30, 2022, the United States Food and Drug Administration opened its annual Food Facility Registration Period. The following announcement was released: Owners, operators, or agents in...

Port of Yokohama: Port Report

Port of Yokohama: Port Report The capital of Kanagawa prefecture and located on Tokyo Bay, the Port of Yokohama is one of Japan's largest ports. Designated as a "Super Hub Port", the Port handled over 271 million tons of cargo in 2013. Yokohama is located is...

Hurricane Ian Supply Chain Readjustments

Hurricane Ian Supply Chain Readjustments Hurricane Ian made landfall along Florida's Gulf Coast at 3:15pm on Wednesday, September 28. The powerful Category 4 storm caused widespread damage to Florida's western coastline. With a maximum sustained wind of 150mph, the...

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) in Effect

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act or “UFLPA” went into effect on June 21,2022. If you believe this may affect you, continue reading for guidance on what businesses need to know about this act, and what you can do to prevent supply chain disruptions. What is the...

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August 31, 2016

Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy – cargo delays feared

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Hanjin Shipping Cargo Customers are facing possible delays to their containers following the Korean Line’s decision to file for Bankruptcy today after its creditors lost faith in its recovery plans, raising the prospect of its assets being seized around the world.Keep Reading
June 15, 2016

SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement – Update

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This is a reminder that the SOLAS CONTAINER WEIGHT VERIFICATON REQUIREMENT will become legal effective on July 1, 2016. We urge you to begin planning accordingly now.Keep Reading
May 23, 2016

SOLAS Update

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Please be advised that the SOLAS CONTAINER WEIGHT VERIFICATON REQUIREMENT will become legal effective on July 1, 2016. We urge you to begin planning accordingly now.Keep Reading
April 19, 2016

Sumisho Global Logistics Japan Launches English Version of their new website

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Sumisho Global Logistics Japan is proud to announce the launch of the English version of their new website.  Please click the link below to see how the Sumisho Global Logistics group can provide solutions to serve your logistics needs. Sumisho Global Logistics Japan  Keep Reading
April 4, 2016

Update on SOLAS & Calculating the VGM

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As you may be aware, the International Maritime Organization (the "IMO") has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention ("SOLAS") to require that, as a condition of loading aboard ship, every export container first have a shipper submitted "verified gross mass" (referred to as a "VGM"). The VGM is simply the total of the container's tare weight plus the weight of the cargo stuffed inside.Keep Reading
March 10, 2016

Forwarders unhappy with SOLAS changes

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Some of the World’s largest freight forwarders are complaining that the new container weight verification rule is not necessary, and will definitely complicate and increase cost to the entire worldwide supply chain.Keep Reading