Logistics Publications

How the Government Shutdown Impacts Freight

Posted on January 02, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

The ongoing partial government shutdown will impact some import and export operations. Below is a list of items that could affect importers and exporters:  Customs and Border Protection is open for business and shipments are being released Funding for the EPA has lapsed so any import that requires EPA release might be delayed Other PGAs seem to be funded and won’t be impacted Quotas should not be affected While ports are mostly staffed, national import specialists are furloughed Any updates or repairs with ACE may be delayed CBP website will not be actively managed BIS operations will...

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Golden Week and the Impact on Customs

Posted on December 06, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

National Day or so called Golden Week started on 1st October and officially ended on the 7th. Golden week has been celebrated in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau since 2000. It is one of two such weeks of celebration each year where the country virtually close and business comes to a standstill. China announced this long holiday to encourage domestic tourism and allow families to make long distance family visits, more than 480 million Chinese will travel between the holiday.What's the impact?Chinese customs will not accept import clearance during the holidays. Therefore, import shipments cannot be...

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Black Friday in Korea

Posted on December 05, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, a U.S. holiday, retailers and store brands across the U.S. will offer bargain deals and large discounts. Some of these deals reach as high as 90 percent, on numerous product categories. Many Black Friday deals can also be found on U.S.-based e-commerce websites and online store brands.This means that even those living outside the U.S. can take full advantage of the flagship American sales period to purchase electronics, home appliances, clothing, toys and other goods at bargain prices that are hard to ignore.Last year, Koreans directly purchased...

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Wildfires Disrupt the U.S. Supply Chains

Posted on November 29, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

In recent years, wildfires that often occur on the west coast have been burning longer, hotter, and with increasing regularity as in years’ past with the Mendocino Complex fire breaking all previous records, which has resulted in increased damage to the supply chain (Wildfire tends in, 2018).  While wildfires are not new, the increased amount of damage that they are causing is resulting in massive delays and expenses in the supply chain (McKevitt, 2017).  Much of this results from several headquarters for companies that do tremendous shipping, such as Amazon, are located on the west coast (Cosgrove, 2018).While wildfires...

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The Five Top Issues Facing the Trucking Industry

Posted on November 28, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

Currently, the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates the current driver shortage at 63,000 positions. Suggestions to address this issue are to offer a higher pay scale than the current median income of $42,000 and to entice non-college bound individuals into the trucking market.  Currently 48 states allow 18-year-olds to engage in trucking. The ATA’s push for 400 hours of training would be a good first step in addressing the driver shortage.Increasing productivity is the second point of discussion. Trucking is booming but a shortage of technicians/mechanics to fix them and keep them running is also a major concern. ...

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China's Biggest Seaports

Posted on November 09, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

China is home to 8 of the busiest ports in the world and if you include Hong Kong and Taiwan, that number rises to 10. Below are the busiest seaports in China’s east coast from Shenzhen in the south and Dailan in the north.Port of Shanghai. Includes: Yangshan Deep Water Port & Waigaoqiao Shipping Terminals. In 2010, Port of Shanghai overtook Port of Singapore to become the world's busiest container port, with a new world record of 40 million TEU’s (twenty-foot equivalent) handled in 2017. It is located close to many factories from neighboring provinces Zhejiang...

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UPS Freight Suspending LTL Operations

Posted on November 05, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

UPS Freight will suspend all LTL services beginning November 7, 2018.  A November 9 vote, by the Teamsters union will determine whether or not UPS Freight goes on strike.A rejection of the latest reiteration of the collective bargaining agreement would lead to a strike starting on November 12th.  Approval of the agreement would lead to an immediate return to normal operations.By suspending pickups, UPS will ensure that if there is a strike, there is no freight left in the pipeline.If you have any questions about this situation, or if you would like any additional info on please call...

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Allyn Asia Engages in Team-Building Outside of the Office

Posted on October 15, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

         The Allyn Asia on-site team went to an exhibition for team building in August. The exhibition “World of Ghibli in China” is held at the Shanghai World Financial Center and was the first themed exhibition authorized by Japan’s studio Ghibli. The Ghibli is a film animation studio which is best known for its animated films such as “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” and “Castle in the Sky”.        The exhibition was comprised two parts: “The...

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Real-Time Tracking and It's Benefit to Your Supply Chain

Posted on September 14, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

With more shipping and delivery options available worldwide, the need to ensure customer satisfaction is utterly priceless (Mittal, 2016).  It is important to realize this as fact as opposed to conjecture; modern research shows that as time goes on, every consumer and business entity expects more out of a delivery service (Leetaru, 2017; Wheatley, 2018).Bearing this in mind, the question becomes how to offer value-added services to customers that present with some sort of measurable return, or at the least prevent some level of measurable loss due to unhappy customers. While there are a number of ways to do this,...

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Allyn's India Office

Posted on September 05, 2018. Category: Logistics Publications

Allyn International Services India Private Limited has set it’s first footprint in Bangalore, India in November 2016. Bangalore is located in Southern part of India, also known as the IT Hub of India where most of the big multinational companies are located. To name a few, there’s HP, IBM, Wipro, HCL, Infosys. Individuals from across the country come to work in Bangalore due to the abundant job opportunities.We started with just one person supporting Logistics for one of our power generation clients. Growth began with supporting additional segments of the industry from January 2018 onwards. Not only...

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