The Trend of Increased Loading Times at Shipping Locations

Posted on October 21, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

As the level of available domestic freight increased drastically in 2018, as did the market for trucks and truck drivers. Many factors in the supply chain industry were affected by this spike, including lane rates, available trucks, accessorial charge rates, and loading times at shipping locations. The increased loading times at shipping locations is a trend that has become more common even prior to 2018 but became increasingly scrutinized during the year’s increased market.The increase loading times at shipping locations has been causing numerous problems for the trucking and supply chain industries over the past few years. The... Read More

Section 301 News: Progress on Trade Talks

Posted on October 14, 2019. Category: Trade Publications

After negotiations last, week the U.S. and China have agreed on the first steps to de-escalate the trade war. The results of this talks are the following:Lists 1, 2, and 3 will not increase to 30% on October 15th, 2019 but will stay at 25%. As of right now, list 4B is still scheduled to go into effect on December 15th, 2019. China has committed to buying $40 to $50 billion worth of U.S. agriculture annually. There was also reported progress on intellectual property, currency manipulation and tech transfer, among other things, but the details have not yet been provided.Latest Tariff Increase Schedule... Read More

MPF Increase in 2019

Posted on October 10, 2019. Category: Trade Publications

To account for inflation, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) adjusted certain user fees on October 1, 2019. The minimum merchandise processing fee (MPF) will be increased to $26.79 from $25 and the maximum will be raised to $519.76 from $485. MPF is assessed by CPB for most imports into the US on an ad valorem basis, with the percentage being used to calculate MPF remaining at .3464%. MPF will be waived for goods that qualify for certain free trade agreements, such as NAFTA. The MPF for entries under $2,500 will remain at the $2 flat rate.Contributor: Matt Dreckman About Allyn International Allyn International... Read More

Northeast Passage Benefits

Posted on September 25, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

With the increase of global warming, it is possible to connect European and Asian seaports along the Russian Arctic Coast. This is called “Northeast Passage” or “Nothern searoute."  This route reduces distances by 30% on average and transit times by 40% on average. Consequently, it also reduces the fuel needs and costs. Ice breaking ships are usually needed to transit, but it is significantly less useful due to global warming. Now vessels with reinforced bows are enough. China and North European countries are very interested by this new option. However,... Read More

A Global HTS Solution

Posted on September 12, 2019. Category: Trade Publications

The World Customs Organization is represented by 183 customs administrations and represents 98% of the world’s trade. When goods are shipped internationally, they must be classified for customs purposes using a Harmonized Tariff Schedule Number (HTS). Each separate product is assigned a classification code and amongst other things, the HTS number is used to determine the applicable duty rates. One of Allyn International’s core competencies is HTS classification, with services offered on a local or global level. Regardless of country of import, Allyn can provide correct HTS number(s) for your products to ensure compliance with applicable... Read More

Incoterms 2020

Posted on September 11, 2019. Category: Trade Publications

On September 10, 2019 the International Chamber of Commerce launched Incoterms® 2020. Incoterms® rules on the use of domestic and international trade terms and facilite the conduct of global trade.In order to be effective, contracts will have to specify that Incoterms® 2020 are being used. This updated edition of trade terms seeks to provide clarity to companies in several areas:Key Changes for 2020Change in the three-letter name from DAT to DPUIncoterms® 2020 replaces DAT (Delivered at Terminal) with DPU (Delivered at Place Unloaded). This broadens delivery to places other than a terminal. DPU is the only... Read More

Supply Chain & Its Environmental Impact

Posted on September 11, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

With out a doubt, over the years, supply chain management has become an indispensable part of business. With supply chain management comes the power to boost customer service and reduce operating costs. This then leads to improvement of the financial standing of a company. Since supply chain management is a highly elaborate system used by many different sized companies, it is important to know its effects on a world-wide basis.  There has been an increased awareness of the earth’s sustainability lately, and one of the trending topics is how supply chain management impacts the world’s... Read More

Congestion Pricing's Future Effect on Infrastructure

Posted on September 11, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

As most in logistics and transportation already know, the nation’s infrastructure is a constant topic of worry for everyone between ground level operations to politicians.  Cities are strapped for cash because the funding for upkeep and upgrades simply hasn’t been allocated or isn’t available.  The federal government drags its feet in favor of designer grievances spurred by populism and what sells in the media. The state and local governments are already overwhelmed and underfunded just to keep the crumbling roads, bridges, tunnels, and decaying of older mass transit systems from reaching critical... Read More

2019 Asian International Logistics Technology and Transport System Exhibition

Posted on September 11, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

The 2019 Asian International Logistics technology and Transportion System exhibition will be held this year from October 23rd through the 26th in Shanghai, China.This exhibition will have 630 exhibitors to be attended, and it will have around 70,000 square meters of exhibition area.The main exhibits of this exhibition are as below:Mechanical handling equipment Warehousing Technology and Workshop Equipment Packaging and order picking equipment Loading Technology Material handling technology, warehousing technology and logistics systems Traffic engineering Internal Material System and Software technologyIn the mean time, China has incorporated the logistics industry into the 12th Five-Year Plan recently years.... Read More

How One App Can Help Driver Shortage

Posted on September 10, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

Everyone knows about Uber and how it has transformed the Taxi business. Now Uber Freight is on the rise and is about to transform the transportation business. Think of it as Uber, but for Truck Drivers. Although that may not sound ideal, there is an increasing problem in the supply chain industry, the problem being driver shortage.  Driver shortage is starting to significantly impact our economy in a subtle yet harmful way. It has caused inflation in our economy to the point where it has disrupted many companies' earnings per share. In Corporate America, if you look at our... Read More