Entries by aglmain

5 Steps for Improving Customs Efficiency

With 28 percent of U.S. GDP now related to trade, businesses across a variety of industries are wrestling with the complexities of customs brokerage. The U.S. collects $95 million in duties each day, and companies need a plan to ensure they’re not paying more than their fair share. Supply chain professionals also have to manage […]

Not If, But When: How Supply Chains Prepare for Hurricane Season

Supply Chain Dive — As Category 3 Hurricane Hector nears Hawaii, risk and logistics managers remember lessons learned from last year’s series of devastating storms. Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. Four 2017 hurricanes that were so destructive that the U.N. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has retired their names. The four storms devastated portions of Texas (Harvey), Florida (Irma), Puerto Rico […]

Q&A with Jon Slangerup, 2018 Most Admired CEO

Atlanta Business Chronicle — Atlanta Business Chronicle just named our list of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs of 2018. They are scheduled to be honored on Aug. 23 at an awards event at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Here’s a Q&A with one of the honorees, Jon Slangerup of American Global Logistics. Q: You’ve been named one […]

Potential Tariff Increase

According to this week’s announcement by the United States Trade Representative’s Office (USTR), the U.S. Government is considering an increase in previously planned tariffs from 10% to 25%. As we noted in a recent Industry Update, this round of tariffs would apply to over 6,000 products valued at roughly $200 Billion, and includes furniture, consumer […]

Ocean Freight Update

As part of our commitment to keeping you informed about news that might impact your supply chain, please take note of the following developments affecting the industry: The year-over-year rate of growth for Trans-Pacific imports slowed from 5.9 percent in the first half of 2017 to 4.6 percent for the first half of this year. […]

Transpac Capacity and Rates Changes

As part of our continued effort to keep you informed about events that could have an impact on your supply chain, we would like to provide you with the following update concerning the ocean freight market. Within the past few days, we have been observing Transpacific spot rate increases of 3.3 percent to the East […]

Responding to Trump Tariffs with a Compliance Program

JOC.com — For US importers, 2018 has brought a rollercoaster of regulations – and that wild ride shows no signs of slowing down. In June, President Trump officially announced that the U.S. would impose tariffs on more than 1,100 Chinese exports, affecting importers of everything from flat-screen TVs and medical devices to aircraft parts and batteries. […]

US Portal Success Hinges on Pushing Data to Users

JOC.com — US port information portals that are emerging across the country must provide true end-to-end shipment visibility via a common, secure platform, and they must proactively notify users of exceptions in the supply chain, or beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) will get the visibility they want from services already offered by freight forwarders, the CEO of […]

Upcoming Blank Sailings

As part of our continued commitment to informing you of potential impacts to your supply chain, we would like to update you on recent developments in the ocean freight sector. In order to compensate for poor performance due to a lack of bookings thus far in 2018, carriers have begun announcing “blank” or “void” sailings. […]

Taking On Tariffs

On July 6, U.S. customs agents began collecting duties on more than 800 Chinese goods worth $34 billion, affecting those who import electronics, vehicle parts and accessories, chemicals, and more. A second phase of the tariffs, which must go through public review first, would levy 10 percent tariffs on an additional 280 items. China has […]