Agricultural imports, Air Freight, Customs Broker Miami, Economic trends, Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain

La logística de las flores que llegan a los Estados Unidos para San Valentín

Los productos florales pueden ser más difíciles de llevar a los Estados Unidos que otras importaciones. Además de los requisitos de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), los importadores deben seguir las regulaciones del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA). El USDA verifica que las importaciones agrícolas como las flores estén libres de plagas y enfermedades, entre otros. Antes de comenzar, hay que asegurarse de que el envío cumpla con los requisitos de entrada. Si bien los importadores suelen enviar rosas rojas durante el Día de San Valentín, cada tipo de flor puede tener sus propios requisitos, que determina el USDA. Por ejemplo, los arreglos de flores, los ramos y las plantas en maceta tienen diferentes requisitos, y no entenderlos puede afectar negativamente su importación.

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Customs Clearance, Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics

How To Avoid Demurrage

Demurrage is a fee that port officials place on cargo that overstays its time at a terminal.

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Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain

Panama Canal Transits Lowering

With the Panama Canal being one of the most important trade routes in international shipping, limitations have a considerable impact.

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Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain

Shipping By Air Or Ocean

While both methods can be equally valuable to a supply chain, specific shipments benefit from one.

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Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain

Shipping During The Hurricane Season

While uncontrollable situations can happen when shipping during the hurricane season, there are ways a shipper can prepare.

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Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain

Congestion in the Panama Canal

The importance of the Panama Canal is shown by the extensive number of supply chains that rely on it. With the number of ships stuck in the traffic jam, the main impact is shipping delays.

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Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain

The Panama Canal Facing Restrictions

he Panama Canal is a crucial global trade route and a significant passageway for supply chains requiring international shipping. It is an ideal shortcut in maritime container transportation and generates over $2 billion yearly for Panama’s economy. With some of the most prominent carrier companies transporting through the canal, restrictions may significantly impact supply chains.

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Freight Forwarding, Import and Export Experts, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain

West Coast Ports Disruptions Persist

The disruptions continued in the Port of Seattle with the shutdown of the entire seaport on June 10th. On June 9th, the second and third shifts experienced massive slowdowns as ILWU officials led operations to a pause. The Port Authority responded by sending the workers home; insufficient workers led to closure the next day. This port is one of the biggest movers of grain and produce in the U.S. Shipments from U.S. exporters are currently idle at the docks, with the ILWU declining to dispatch terminal workers. The ILWU made a contradictory statement: that the Port of Seattle and other ports are operating.

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Freight Forwarding, Import and Export Experts, Supply Chain, Transportation

Union Worker Action Close West Coast Ports

Several ports across the West Coast closed abruptly due to union workers walking off the job. The Port of Oakland experienced a closure on both the TraPac and its largest, the SSA terminal. The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach similarly had terminal shutdowns due to insufficient labor. Negotiations between the PMA and the ILWU have reached a boiling point. To show their frustrations over insufficient wage talks, ILWU workers have gone on strike, affecting port operations.

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Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain, Transportation

NVOCC vs. Freight Forwarders

While NVOCCs and freight forwarders both have their benefits, the answer depends on the shipment being made by the shipper. The most significant distinction is that NVOCCs are only for maritime shipping, while forwarders move cargo differently. If a business moves goods by the ocean, NVOCCs can provide personalized services and help shippers avoid the intermediary fee. This is because they are independent carriers instead of agents. Forwarders benefit from allowing different ways to transport goods. Businesses with international supply chains can take advantage of having their entire freight journey handled. Forwarders also have extra services not provided by NVOCCs, such as warehousing and customs clearance.

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