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Vietnam ‘has bitten off more than it can chew’ as it struggles with growth

The Loadstar – Air cargo capacity serving Vietnam is on the rise. Last week, Ethiopian Airlines started a weekly B777F service to Bangkok and Hanoi, and in line with the carrier’s triangular strategy, the flight is routed from its home base via Europe to Asia. “These flights make Ethiopian the first African carrier to operate […]

US to up all China tariffs 5 percentage points

Supply Chain Dive – UPDATE: Aug. 26, 2019: President Trump struck a more optimistic tone Monday morning after spending the weekend at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, making conflicting statements regarding the state of the U.S. trade war with China. Monday morning he tweeted he has “great respect” for Chinese President Xi Jinping and stated “talks […]

When levees break: How retailers are preparing for a riskier natural world

Retail Dive –The march of fearsome weather events has caught the attention of retailers, who collectively have some 26,000 stores at risk to climate-based calamities. Thousands of stores across the industry lie in the path of hurricanes and flood zones as well as coastal areas expected to experience sea level rises in the coming decades. […]

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 Exclusions and Delays

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has just announced that certain products will be excluded from the additional 10% tariff on Chinese imports set to take effect on September 1. Per the announcement, these products will be excluded due to health, safety, national security or “other” factors. The USTR also noted that the additional tariff on certain […]

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 […]