Chinese Products 25% Tariffs

On August 7, 2018 the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that 25% duties will be assessed against $16 billion worth of imports from China beginning August 23, 2018.  This … Continued

GACC Announcement No. 56 (Carrier Required Data Elements)

The Notice of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China No.56 is in effect as of June 1, 2018. China Customs now requires new data elements … Continued

Dense Fog in North China Continues

Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao continue to be affected by heavy winds and intense fog. There are disruptions to port operations as well as vessel services. Shanghai Delays from 1.5 to … Continued

CP Rail 72 Hour Strike Notice

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported Wednesday that the contract negotiations between the Canadian Pacific Railroad  (CP Rail) and the teamsters has stalled, leading to a vote by the teamsters … Continued

Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico Update

As many of our clients have cargo to/from Puerto Rico utilizing our sister company, Caribbean Shipping Services (CSS), we wanted to give you an update on how our operations and … Continued

Karachi Trucker Strike Resolved

The heavy weight restriction in Karachi has been resolved and operations are expected to return to normal status within the next two weeks.  There is a backlog of congestion and … Continued

Karachi Trucker Situation Continues

The trucker strike situation in Pakistan continues to be a concern.  The Sindh High Court on Saturday held a hearing regarding the heavy traffic case in which they upheld their … Continued

Karachi Goods Carrier Strike

Carriers hauling laden containers within the port of Karachi are facing steeply increased costs over previous due to weight restrictions implemented by the Sindh High Court (SHC). Therefore have begun … Continued

Shanghai Congestion Continues

As promised we remain engaged and monitoring each shipment and are keeping a keen eye on the situation in Shanghai. Shanghai congestion continues and could take up to mid-May to … Continued

Shanghai Congestion Watch

GLOBAL is monitoring the situation in Shanghai and working with our partner carriers to mitigate the delays as much as possible. Fog, which is common at this time of year … Continued