April 2024 – Market Update

OCEAN FREIGHTBaltimore Bridge Incident In the early hours of March 26, 2024, a vessel collided with the Francis Scott Key bridge, resulting in damage to the structure. The container vessel “DALI” is owned by Grace Ocean and operated by Synergy[...]

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Why EcoVadis Matters

Over the last five years, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative power of a high EcoVadis score. It's not merely a badge of honor; it's a reflection of our deep-rooted commitment to sustainability and ethical operations. EcoVadis provides a comprehensive evaluation[...]

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Prepping your Warehouse for EcoVadis

Improving a warehouse's EcoVadis score can significantly impact its sustainability practices and overall environmental footprint. EcoVadis is a widely recognized sustainability rating provider that evaluates companies on a wide range of non-financial management systems, including Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)[...]

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March 2024 – Market Update

AIR FREIGHTAir Freight Surcharge One major international airline, Lufthansa, announced a decrease; other airlines are expected to follow suit. New Oversized Cargo Service Airbus Beluga Transport, a new cargo airline, rolled out its supersized capacity freighter aircraft shaped like a[...]

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Selecting a Food Grade Warehouse Partner

Some of the feedback we received from our previous article on “Selecting a 3PL Partner” was requests to look at specialty warehouses. This month, we will cover the selection of Food-Grade Dry Goods warehousing. Selecting a food-grade warehouse involves some[...]

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Importing Organics: USDA Ramps up Enforcement

In the past decade, the organics industry has exploded. More products appear on grocery store shelves every day. The popularity of the organic trend and the higher prices consumers are willing to pay have also incentivized ‘organic fraud,’ where an[...]

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Evaluating Country of Origin and Tariffs? Start Here!

It's always a good idea to evaluate country-of-origin implications regarding tariffs you may face at the time of import. U.S. Census Bureau data can be a good starting point since they compile statistics from Customs entry data, revealing the top[...]

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February 2024 – Market Update

HOLIDAY ALERT Chinese Lunar New Year - February 10, 2024 Holiday closures and delays anticipated during the period of February 8 - 17 Countries: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, VietnamAIR FREIGHTRates The situation in the Red[...]

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How to Choose the Ideal 3PL Partner Beyond Cost Considerations

The first quarter of the year is when many of our customers review their 3PL partners. When choosing a long-term partner, it's important to consider many factors beyond cost. Here are some key criteria to consider when evaluating potential 3PL[...]

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