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The Tariff Takeaway: It’s Time to Stress-Test Your Supply Chain

After announcing earlier this month that 10% tariffs would go into effect Sept. 1 on $300 billion in Chinese imports, the U.S. reversed course this week and said duties would be delayed until December on certain products. The excluded items include cell phones, laptops, footwear and toys. In addition, other items will be excluded altogether […]

Tariff Increase Effective September 1

Please be advised that President Donald Trump has stated a 10 percent tariff will be imposed on List 4 goods as of September 1. List 4 includes nearly all goods imported from China that have not had a tariff imposed on them yet. Trump’s reasoning for the tariff is a lack of agricultural purchases by […]

PierPass Increase Effective August 1

Please be advised that the Traffic Mitigation Fee (PierPass) at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will be increased by 1.9 percent beginning August 1, 2019. The incremental fee mirrors the 1.9 percent increase in longshore wage and assessment rates that went into effect on June 29. The TMF will increase from $31.52 to […]

As Peak Season Looms, Here’s How to Prepare

Halfway through 2019, ocean shipping costs have already inched up for businesses, with many carriers locking in rates $200 to $300 higher per TEU than the 2018 contract season. While those rate increases have left businesses less than thrilled, they could actually benefit organizations as the season ramps up by stabilizing schedules and reducing blank […]

AGL’s Jon Slangerup to Speak at USC Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit

The 7th Annual USC Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit will take place August 8-9 in Los Angeles, CA. This event is designed to stimulate ideas and provoke conversation on a broad range of important topics. This year’s theme is Evolution, Revolution & Disruption. AGL’s CEO Jon Slangerup will participate in a panel discussion regarding Logistics/Transportation […]

U.S. CEOs Focusing on Supply Chain Agility to Meet Rising Customer Expectations

HubGA –A new report from Logistics Trends & Insights and American Global Logistics (AGL)— “Adapting to the Age of the Consumer with an Agile Supply Chain”—reveals that businesses are focusing their strategic investments on agile, responsive supply chains to respond to rising customer expectations and address the current competitive challenges. KPMG’s 2019 CEO Outlook reports […]

The Panama Canal is thirsty. That’s a problem for ocean carriers.

Supply Chain Dive –With one of the worst droughts in history, the canal is forced to place restrictions on the amount of cargo ships can carry. The Panama Canal, and Central America more broadly, is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. With less water, the canal is forced to place restrictions […]

Competing in a Consumer-Focused Age with an Agile Supply Chain

From a new couch to a week’s worth of groceries, shoppers can summon nearly anything to their doorstep, local store or delivery locker with just a few clicks. Some of the most significant consumer changes impacting supply chains include: Shifting demographics. While in-store purchases still dominate among shoppers of all ages, younger consumers are continuing […]

Spot Rates, Volume Declines Leave Trans-Pac Carriers One Option

JOC —With trans-Pacific eastbound spot rates falling for a third straight week, China imports declining, and time running out for a beat-the-tariff import surge, container lines have only one option to prevent the loss of peak season gains: more blank sailings. Container lines have already announced three blank sailings for June. A blank sailing occurs […]