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Hurricane Michael Update No. 3

 Industry Alerts   12/10/18

October 12, 2018 Hurricane Michael Update No. 3 This storm has caused devastating losses in...

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Hurricane Michael Impacting Gulf and Southeast Ports

 Industry Alerts   11/10/18

October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael struck the Gulf yesterday with fury and is moving back...

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Another Large Storm Heading to the Gulf

 Industry Alerts   09/10/18

Hurricane Michael is bearing down on the Florida Panhandle and is expected to be a Category 3...

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USMCA (ex NAFTA) Update Regarding Customs Clearance

 Industry Alerts   03/10/18

The American Shipper published an article outlying some changes to customs clearance policies and...

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Good News in the Trade Wars with N. American Agreement

 Industry Alerts, General News   02/10/18

Renegotiations of NAFTA reached an agreement among the U.S., Mexico and Canada as an 11th hour...

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September 25, 2018 U.S. / China Trade War Update

 Industry Alerts   25/09/18

Sorry to use this headline but it is what it is and there is no longer any need to parse...

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U.S. Substantially Expands Import Tariffs

 Industry Alerts   18/09/18

The Trump Administration is moving forward with its plan to expand Import tariffs on the items...

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Hurricane Florence Update - Message 6

 Industry Alerts   17/09/18

The worst of the storm is over but major flood problems are persisting, especially in North...

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Hurricane Florence Update - Message 5

 Industry Alerts   13/09/18

The port of Norfolk,VA at Hampton Roads has confirmed it will be closed on Friday September 14...

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Hurricane Florence Update - Message 4

 Industry Alerts   13/09/18

Hurricane Florence's predicted path as been adjusted so that it appears South Carolina will be...

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Hurricane Florence Impacting East Coast Logistics - Message 3

 Industry Alerts   13/09/18

Due to the changing conditions of Hurricane Florence, The Port of Virginia has modified it's...

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Hurricane Florence Impacting East Coast Logistics - Message 2

 Industry Alerts   12/09/18

Hurricane Florence at this time is a Category 4 status and winds could reach up to 150 miles per...

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Hurricane Florence Impacting East Coast Logistics

 Industry Alerts   11/09/18

We have been tracking Hurricane Florence for several days and it is expected to cause major...

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Import Tariff Situation - Do's and Don'ts

 Industry Alerts   05/09/18

Re-Cap of U.S. Import Tariff Situation - Do's and Don'ts

Given the whirlwind of activity...

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Deadline for Filing Retroactive GSP Duty Refund Requests

 Industry Alerts   30/08/18

Please see following from CBP Deadline for Filing Retroactive GSP Duty Refund CBP has published...

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FDA Registration

 General News, Industry Alerts   30/08/18

Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d]...

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Electronic Log Device Review

 Industry Alerts   27/08/18

On Thursday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced they are seeking Public...

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Far East Peak Season Disruptions

 General News, Industry Alerts   23/08/18

August 23, 2018 Peak Season Disruptions from Asia We have been monitoring the inbound ocean...

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Are You Keeping Up With The Tariffs?

 Industry Alerts, General News   14/08/18

On July 6, 2018, in an attempt at stopping China's unfair trade practices related to the forced...

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Further Tariff Increase on Turkish Steel and Aluminum

 Industry Alerts   13/08/18

Friday the President announced via Twitter a further increase of duties on steel and aluminum...

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Peak Season At Its Peak

 Industry Alerts   13/08/18

The peak season for imports from Asia seems to have hit its zenith and is being influenced by a...

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List 2 Tariffs Finalized, Effective August 23rd

 Industry Alerts   09/08/18

The U.S. Trade Representative has announced that an additional $16 Billion worth of goods from...

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Import Tariff Update

 Industry Alerts   02/08/18

We continue to wait for the Commerce Department process to conclude with respect to the...

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Import Tariff Reminders and Considerations

 Industry Alerts   18/07/18

Our team continues to monitor this evolving and expanding situation. We want to keep you advised...

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Tariff Increases and Retaliation Action Continues

 Industry Alerts   17/07/18

More volleys are being struck and considered in the back and forth game of trade tariffs. Since...

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Import Tariff Update

 Industry Alerts   11/07/18

As previously announced, new 25% tariffs on goods from China went into effect on July 6, 2018. ...

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Canada Retaliates with Import Tariffs on U.S. Goods

 Industry Alerts   02/07/18

In response to the recently imposed U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, Canada, joining NAFTA...

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Import Tariff Update - Commerce Department Review of Automotive Industry

 Industry Alerts   22/06/18

As previously mentioned this major industry in the U.S. is currently under review for possible...

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More Trade Tariff Action

 Industry Alerts   22/06/18

June 22, 2018

As expected the EU announced $3.24 billion in tariffs on imports from the...

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Import Tariff Update for goods from China

 Industry Alerts   18/06/18

June 15, 2018

It is official. The Administration announced today the imposition of...

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Import/Retaliatory Tariff Update

 Industry Alerts   01/06/18

As previously mentioned Canada, Mexico and the EU are preparing to impose import tariffs on U.S....

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Steel & Aluminum Tariff Update

 Industry Alerts   31/05/18

May 31, 2018 Import Tariff Update It's official. By presidential proclamation the U.S. has today...

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China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) #2

 Industry Alerts   30/05/18

Our national association, NCBFAA, is currently monitoring the CCAM status:
NCBFAA is...

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Import Tariff Update

 Industry Alerts   30/05/18

In a reversal of the announcement 10 days ago that U.S. plans to impose tariffs on goods from...

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New EU Regulations on Personal Data Privacy, Effective May 25, 2018

 Industry Alerts   30/05/18

You may have heard about a comprehensive personal data privacy regulation enacted by the European...

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China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM)

 Industry Alerts   29/05/18

China Customs has released Order No.56 [2017] to adjust their advanced manifest rule. The...

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Import Tariff Update

 Industry Alerts   21/05/18

Tension over the prospects for an all out trade war seem to have been averted, at least...

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Customs Strike in Brazil

 Industry Alerts   07/05/18

The Brazilian Customs strike started earlier continues. This is information received over the...

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Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Exemptions Extended

 Industry Alerts   01/05/18

Last night the White House announced the exemption on steel and aluminum tariffs will be extended...

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Countdown to Midnight for Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemptions

 Industry Alerts, General News   30/04/18

The Trump administration has until midnight to decide if exemptions for the recently imposed...

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Steel and Aluminum Tariff Update

 Industry Alerts   20/04/18

As previously advised the tariffs on Steel (25%) and Aluminum (10%) were imposed by the Trump...

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UPDATE – RETROACTIVE GSP BENEFITS

 Industry Alerts   16/04/18

President Donald Trump signed GSP renewal into law in March and with an effective date on April...

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Import Tariff Update No. 2

 Industry Alerts   05/04/18

Before the ink was dry on yesterday's News Alert regarding the back and forth pronouncements...

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Import Tariff Update

 Industry Alerts   04/04/18

Since the announcement by the Trump administration of substantial import tariff increases on...

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Impact of Major Actions in DC on International Trade

 Industry Alerts, General News   27/03/18

Anyone interested in international trade would do well to consider and watch closely several...

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GSP Renewal Included in Omnibus Spending Bill

 Industry Alerts   22/03/18

As Per Our National Association Reports

"The Omnibus spending bill released today...

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Winter Storm Update No. 1

 Industry Alerts   21/03/18

The Port of Baltimore has closed most operations and hundreds of domestic and international...

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Another Winter Storm Impacts Northeast

 Industry Alerts   21/03/18

The Mid-Atlantic region and Northeast is receiving its 4th Northeaster of the year and it is...

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Breaking News - Steel, Aluminum Tariff Order Inked by President Trump

 Industry Alerts   08/03/18

Law360 has just posted the below: President Donald Trump forged ahead with his controversial...

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Trump Anounces Tariff Increases for Steel, Aluminum Imports

 Industry Alerts   06/03/18

The news reports last week from the Administration announcing a 25% tariff on Steel and a 10%...

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High Winds Impact East Coast Port Activity - Update No. 1

 Industry Alerts   02/03/18

Winds gusting from 55 to 70 miles per hour has resulted in the Coast Guard restricting vessel...

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Severe Weather Alert - Seagirt Marine Terminal Baltimore Operations Halted

 Industry Alerts   02/03/18

Due to extreme wind conditions, all container operations at Seagirt Marine Terminals have been...

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U.S. Trucking Woes Impact Most Shippers

 Industry Alerts   26/02/18

The issues which seem to be causing a "perfect storm" that is severely impacting U.S. trucking...

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Update to Overdue Alcohol Excise Tax Cuts

 Industry Alerts   26/02/18

Through one of our trade publications, please see the following

Trade...

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Hope for GSP Renewal

 Industry Alerts   15/02/18

The American Shipper reported that The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed...

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Message To Alcohol Importers From CBP and TTB

 Industry Alerts   14/02/18

Under the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 (as contained in Public Law...

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NOAA Fisheries to End Informed Compliance Provisions for SIMP

 Industry Alerts   14/02/18

NOAA Fisheries has announced that beginning April 7, 2018, all filings for seafood products...

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GSP Update

 Industry Alerts   09/02/18

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, February 8, Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Trade...

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Government Partial Shutdown Impact on Logistics

 Industry Alerts   22/01/18

While the situation is evolving and could change any time we can report the following summary on...

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JSC Norfolk Office Opening Late

 Industry Alerts   18/01/18

Due to inclement weather, John S. Connor's Norfolk office will be opening 1 hour late (opening...

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Houston Weather Update

 Industry Alerts   17/01/18

Houston area facilities are closed this morning due to road closures in the area, including HWY...

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JSC Offices Opening Late

 Industry Alerts   17/01/18

Due to inclement weather, the following John S. Connor offices will not be opening until 9:45 am...

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Winter Storm Update no. 4

 Industry Alerts   05/01/18

Further developments since our last update on port activity since the storm as...

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Winter Storm Update no. 3

 Industry Alerts   04/01/18

Southern Ports are still digging out of the major winter storm that moved up the East Coast. ...

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Winter Storm Update no. 2

 Industry Alerts   03/01/18

The Port of Virginia has announced that all truck gates will be closed at 1800 hours tonight and...

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Pending Winter Storm Affects Vessel Traffic in Chesapeake Bay

 Industry Alerts   03/01/18

We have learned that the U.S. Coast Guard has just announced that no vessel traffic will be...

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GSP Set to Expire Dec. 31; CBP Details Filing Procedures

 Industry Alerts   21/12/17

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Barring congressional action, the Generalized System...

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Customs Fees to Adjust on January 1, 2018

 Industry Alerts   20/11/17

In a recent

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Closure at Seagirt Marine Terminal

 Industry Alerts   07/11/17

To our partners, Please see the message below issued today by the Maryland Motor Truck...

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New Penalty Guidelines for Solid Wood Packaging

 Industry Alerts   09/10/17

Mark your calendar: November 1, 2017 is the date the new penalty guidelines for solid wood...

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North Korea sanctions bill - Impacts more than just shipments from N. Korea

 Industry Alerts   09/10/17

The broad North Korean sanctions law recently passed goes beyond the borders of North Korea if...

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Asia Market Update/ Hurricane Harvey Update

 Industry Alerts   31/08/17

Shippers have been somewhat spoiled in recent years with a lack of a real "peak season" crunch in...

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Port of Houston operations

 Industry Alerts   31/08/17

Please be advised of the following update for the Houston operations.

Barbours...

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Houston/Texas update

 Industry Alerts   29/08/17

As most will be aware the port of Houston remains closed. Vessel traffic to Houston, Galveston,...

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Hurricane Impacting Port Operations

 Industry Alerts   28/08/17

Hurricane Harvey has caused major damage and disruption in the Port of Houston and much of...

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Maersk Cyber Attack Update

 Industry Alerts   06/07/17

Maersk and APM Terminals continue to make progress toward full recovery after last week’s cyber...

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Maersk Cyber Attack Update

 Industry Alerts   30/06/17

Maersk Lines and APM Terminals are slowly recovering from this week's cyber attack. They are...

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Further Update To Maersk Cyber Attack Update

 Industry Alerts   29/06/17

We previously sent you the most recent update supplied by Maersk Lines. To further elaborate on...

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Maersk/APM Terminal Update on Cyber Attack Status

 Industry Alerts   29/06/17

Maersk/APM Terminal Update on Cyber Attack Status Please see the latest bulletin from Maersk...

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Maersk Cyber Attack Update

 Industry Alerts   28/06/17

Dear Customer Further to our earlier communications, we are now able to accept bookings via...

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Maersk Cyber Attack Update

 Industry Alerts   28/06/17

Below is the latest bulletin we received from Maersk on the status of their business functions...

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Maersk Cyber Attack Update

 Industry Alerts   27/06/17

Maersk has advised the trade their computer system is down. There are reports in the the...

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Port of Gothenburg Update

 Industry Alerts   15/06/17

The partial lockout from APM Terminals at the Port of Gothenburg is increasingly problematic for...

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Middle East Politics Impacts Logistics

 Industry Alerts   07/06/17

As you are probably aware six countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and...

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Foreign Safety
Verification Program (FSVP)

 Industry Alerts   01/05/17

May 30, 2017 is the first compliance date for The Foreign Supplier Verification Program’s...

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Proposed India Port Strike

 Industry Alerts   18/04/17

We would like to inform you that preliminary information has been received that labour groups,...

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Port Disruptions in Gioia Tuaro and Antwerp

 Industry Alerts   11/04/17

Labor Turmoil in 2 Ports

MSC has advised of two situations that could impact service for...

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Executive Order Expanding CBP's Authority??

 Industry Alerts   03/04/17

Following is press release on the Executive Order signed by President Trump on Friday. We and the...

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Mid-Atlantic Weather Update

 Industry Alerts   14/03/17

The winter storm came as expected overnight and continues to pound east coast ports. Terminals in...

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Winter Storm Impacts in the Northeast

 Industry Alerts   13/03/17

We and most logistics companies are preparing for a significant winter storm in the Mid-Atlantic...

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TSCA elimination of blanket certificate

 Industry Alerts   08/03/17

As reported through various trade publications,

Despite some industry objections to...

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C-TPAT

 Industry Alerts   06/03/17

John S. Connor, Inc. is a certified member of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism...

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Spanish Port Strike - Update

 Industry Alerts   17/02/17

The following have been received from MSC and all shippers with activity to or from Spain should...

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Spanish Port Strike

 Industry Alerts   16/02/17

**The following have been received from MSC and all shippers with activity to or from Spain...

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Border Adjustable Tax (BAT)

 Industry Alerts   03/02/17

We have all been hearing a lot lately about "huge" plans for tax reform from the new...

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Hanjin Update

 Industry Alerts   07/10/16

Uncertainty remains the order of the day for shipments on Hanjin vessels and stuck in terminals...

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Hanjin Update

 Industry Alerts   19/09/16

We reported on Friday about an issue with the ILA which was holding up the handling of Hanjin...

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Hanjin Update

 Industry Alerts   16/09/16

We keep hearing bits and pieces of information from various sources but very few complete answers...

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Hanjin Update

 Industry Alerts   13/09/16

There has been much activity related to the Hanjin insolvency but most of it has been behind the...

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Hanjin Update

 Industry Alerts   12/09/16

Since our last News Alert a number of things have happened but many questions still...

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News Alert - Hanjin Update

 Industry Alerts   02/09/16

We continue to monitor this situation to address the immediate issue of cargo in Hanjin's...

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Hanjin Update

 Industry Alerts   31/08/16

As you may have heard by now Hanjin has officially advised the trade that the Korea Development...

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Keeping An Eye On Hanjin

 Industry Alerts   30/08/16

We have been monitoring the apparently dire financial situation that Hanjin Shipping Corp. has...

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Awareness C-TPAT

 Industry Alerts   28/06/16

John S. Connor, Inc. is a certified member of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism...

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Effective Date Approaches - Update on SOLAS VGM

 Industry Alerts   23/06/16

To Our Valued Customers,

We are a week away from the SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM)...

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SOLAS VGM Requirement - Update III

 Industry Alerts   19/05/16

To Our Valued Customers,

We have provided previous announcements about the impending...

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New SOLAS Container Weight Rules Debate Continues - Update II

 Industry Alerts   22/03/16

As we have previously informed you the new SOLAS regulation regarding verified gross mass (VGM)...

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DOC’s New FTA Tariff Tool (Information and Training)

 Industry Alerts   18/03/16

BIS is sending out the following announcement on behalf of the International Trade...

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