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Temporary Suspension of Vessel Operations on President’s Day Weekend

Majority of Terminal Operators are not going to be working on the vessel until Tuesday. The four dates affected by the suspension of vessel operations are Thursday, 2/12 (Lincoln’s Birthday);Saturday, 2/14; Sunday, 2/15; and Monday, 2/16 (Washington’s Birthday). Please read

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Update on Port Labor Shortages

On November 3, 2014, ILWU and PMA sent their immediate release regarding current issues at the port. First actions on th part of ILWU was brought over the weekend causing Port of Tacoma and Seattle to shut down after 1/2

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Latest Update: Port Congestion and Driver Shortage at Port of Long Beach

October 6, 2014. San Diego – American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello told the annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition that freight volumes in the trucking industry continue to grow, but the looming driver shortage could hold back industry

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Update on Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport ISF Enforcement

On July 9, 2013, nearly 15 months ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) implemented an Importer Security Filing (ISF) Enforcement Strategy to improve ISF compliance.  The ISF policy requires that all ISF information on the shipment bound for the

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IMPORTANT: 2014 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal

October 1, 2014 12:01am through December 31, 2014 12:59pm Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities that are required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during

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Advisory: Yusen Terminal and APL Eagle Marine Terminal Are Closed Until Further Notice

  A fire at the Port of LA burned 150 feet of docks, threatened warehouse and boat was mostly contained. Yusen Terminal and Eagle Marine is currently closed and all operations have been suspended until further notice. If you have

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Delays Due to Congestion at West Coast Ports

Congestion is being experienced at Los Angeles/ Long Beach Ports that causes delay for containers being picked up and going on rail for inland move. There are multiple factors that attributes to the congestion: Import surge explains terminal congestion, capacity

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Notification of Expiration of Wildlife Import/Export Licenses and Designated Port Exception Permits

On July 11, 2014 U.S. Fish & Wildlife has released the latest information regarding individual and business license expiration. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Import and Export Licenses are valid for one year from the date of issuance. For previous years,

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Update to PMA and ILWU as the Existing Contract Expires

  A joint press release was issued by PMA and ILWU on July 1,2014 regarding their talks on a New Labor Agreement as the existing contract has expired on June 30,2014. Negotiations will continue to move forward. Although no extension

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Updates on Possible West Coast Trade Disruption

On June 25,2014, CBP has released an interim procedures for possible west coast trade disrruption that could cause major delays and cargo vessel arriving at west coast ports. Stated in the CSMS (Cargo Systems Message Service) 14-000370: “CBP will continue

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