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  • FMC Report on Detention and Demurrage Practices December 12, 2018 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has released its final report of an eight-month investigation regarding “Conditions and Practices Relating to Detention, Demurrrage, and Free time in International Oceanborne Commerce.”  The report found that while demurrage and detention could be valuable tools to move cargo promptly, the lack of standardized definitions and practices were concerns.   The FMC identified the need for consistent standardized language, transparent and simplified ...
  • Weather Delays at the Los Angeles and Long Beach Port Complex December 6, 2018 Weather delays are causing congestion and slow progress at the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex. Currently, crane operators are not working due to the heavy rain. Truck drivers are experiencing extreme delays. Please note we are communicating with our drivers regarding pick-ups at the terminals and we will continue to update our clients about the congestion at the ...
  • How to Prepare for Lunar (Chinese) New Year December 5, 2018 Lunar New Year will begin on February 5, 2019.  Lunar New Year is generally accompanied by ten days of silence from your suppliers, agents, and partners in China.  It is a major holiday in China, which is why communication declines so precipitously.  This time may cause challenges for importers worldwide doing business with China.   As factories work overtime to produce in preparation for their staff leaving ...




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