Panama Canal Restrictions Announced
Due to a severe drought currently impacting the Panama Canal, vessels will be forced to adapt to the low water levels by restricting their drafts. Ships will now be faced with decisions carrying less cargo on board during a single voyage, cutting the weight, or splitting cargo across multiple vessels. As a result of these [...]
Connor Celebrates National Maritime Day
The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), part of the Department of Transportation, set this year’s theme as Maritime Moves the Nations: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of National Maritime Day, industry and service representatives gathered to recognize the mission to foster, promote and develop the maritime industry of the United States to meet the nation’s [...]
Connor Attends NCBFAA 50th Annual Conference
Connor executives, Matt Kmet and Butch Connor are representing John S. Connor at the NCBFAA 50th Golden Jubilee Annual Conference. The national association's annual conference brings together more than 600 of the international trade industry's top representatives from around the United States. For four days in New Orleans, the nation's leading customs brokers, freight forwarders, [...]
Two Trailers Are Better Than One.
Recently, we received a request from a customer to import a food trailer. When we contacted the supplier in China, they suggested we reach out to another importer to see if they would like to combine the shipment. Since one supplier was in Vermont and the other Philadelphia, we suggested they pick up their trailers [...]
International Offshore Wind Forum in Baltimore
John S. Connor recently participated in the 2023 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum at the Baltimore Convention Center. We were proud to be part of the Maryland Pavilion welcoming International companies established in OSW. Connor's reach extends beyond our home base in Maryland, with vessel agency offices covering all East Coast ports and freight forwarding services covering [...]
Governor Wes Moore Visits Connor at Offshore Wind Forum
Happy to welcome Maryland Governor Wes Moore to our booth during the 2023 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Governor announced that the state will prioritize wind energy partnerships to position Maryland to be the country’s leader in offshore wind production. Shown here: Lee Connor, Patrick Connor, Governor Wes Moore.
Avoid Delays for CBMA Import Claims
Please be advised of this important announcement, courtesy of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: If you anticipate filing a refund claim for CBMA import tax benefits, the Key Contact Information in TTB’s Permits Online system must be accurate and up-to-date, or you may experience delays in obtaining access to the CBMA importer [...]
Connor Attending GLA’s Annual General Meeting.
Connor Vice President of Freight Forwarding & Logistics, Mark Widner, and Butch Connor, Executive Vice President, are attending GLA’s Annual General Meeting in Muscat, Oman’s port capital. The meeting affords Members the opportunity to greet new and old friends, meet with their network partners to exchange interesting information and participate in the development and future [...]
Connor to Attend International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
John S. Connor will be attending the 2023 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum, the premier offshore wind energy conference in the Americas - taking place on March 28-30, 2023 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Partnering Forum is a three-day event connecting global leaders and businesses in the supply [...]
Connor Attends Natural Disaster Expo in Miami
John S. Connor Vice President of Sales, Mike Whitlock, was a presenter at the Natural Disaster Expo Miami, The World’s Leading Flood Exhibition and Conference. The topic shared with the audience was entitled The Importance of a Preemptive Logistical Plan for the Inevitability of Natural Disasters. The talk stressed the importance of having a logistical [...]