Current information from American Lamprecht Transport Inc.

Shippers forum says planned 2019 surcharges ‘stink’

Date: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 Source: American Shipper The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) said it is suspicious of Maersk’s announcement of a fuel surcharge beginning Jan. 1 “to recover presumed costs from the introduction of low-sulphur marine fuel.” “Based on the information…

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Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City remain closed

Date: Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 Source: American Shipper The Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City will remained closed through Wednesday in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. “Hurricane Florence has had a major impact on North Carolina and the Ports of Wilmington and…

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Round 3: Latest tariffs on Chinese goods hit Monday

Date: Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 Source: American Shipper The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that a third tranche of Section 301 tariffs covering approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese-origin goods will start next Monday. USTR will impose 10 percent tariffs…

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ILA locals overwhelmingly approve contract extension

Date: Tuesday, September 7th, 2018 Source: American Shipper The International Longshoremen’s Association said that members at ports from Maine to Texas on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a six-year extension of its contract with the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX). The union said the…

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Wildfires force Goat Haunt Port of Entry to close

Date: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection GOAT HAUNT, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations announces the seasonal Port of Goat Haunt will be closed for an unknown duration due to nearby wildfires. The…

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