Do You Need A Larger Customs Bond?

8/17/18 9:01 AM

The Answer Could Very Well Be "YES"

A lot of new tariffs have come into effect this year, and more are scheduled. These increases are substantial, and if they affect the goods your company imports, you are well aware of how this is affecting your business operations.

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Topics: International, Tariffs, Importing, exporting

Tariffs, Trade Wars & The Supply Chains Caught In The Middle

6/29/18 2:21 PM

Few things make international shippers more worried than threats of tariffs and trade wars. And today, these topics are clearly at the top of business minds around the world.

In addition to the ongoing renegotiation of the North America Freed Trade Act, the future of international trade is up in the air. On an almost daily basis, new tariff announcements are being made by nearly every major economic power. 

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Topics: International, Importing, exporting, Tariffs

How Inland Ports Yield International Supply Chain Benefits

4/27/18 8:03 AM

The growth of the globalized economy has led to more supply chains that rely on importing and exporting through the nation's busy seaports. This increase in international business, however, has also led to increased supply chain costs as a result of cargo congestion and capacity constraints around the seaports. Adding to the issue, fewer drivers are available to move containers long distances inland to shipper destinations, which can lead to delays.

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Topics: Importing, Intermodal, Shipping Tips, exporting, International

Supply Chain Focus: Are You Ready For The Chinese New year?

12/20/17 3:00 PM

As most of North America is getting into the swing of a new year, the Chinese will soon be celebrating the beginning of a new lunar calendar. The "Year of the Dog," which begins on February 16, 2018, will bring about a standstill in manufacturing and freight movement in and out of the world's primary production center.

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Topics: International, Importing, Supply Chain, Shipping Tips

4 Tips To Streamline An Import-Based Supply Chain

7/28/17 8:25 AM

Even for seasoned logistics veterans, it can become easy to accept long transit times, frequent delays and costly expedited service upgrades as the status quo of managing an import-based supply chain. However, improvements to supply chain technology and new services are enabling many businesses to experience higher levels of predictability and efficiency with their imports than ever before. 

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Topics: International, Supply Chain, E-Commerce, Importing

3 Best Practices To Avoid Cargo Customs Clearance Disasters

4/24/17 10:02 AM

The challenges of importing and exporting can be complex and tedious. And while shippers and their logistics partners work hard together to create a seamless process for moving cargo over the ocean or across borders, the biggest risks often involve paperwork. To help avoid unneccesary cargo customs clearance delays and disasters as a result of paperwork, keep these three best practices in mind.

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Topics: International, Importing, exporting, Mexico, Canada

International Update: 2017 Ocean Carrier And Rates Outlook [video]

3/30/17 10:32 AM

Charlie McGee, Averitt's Vice President of International Solutions, recently sat down to discuss the state of the international ocean market. Watch the video below to find out what shippers need to be prepared for throughout 2017.

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Topics: International, exporting, Importing, Industry News

Asia-Memphis Express Expands With Improved Service From South China

5/24/16 9:00 AM

An innovative combination of ocean service and inland transportation that cuts transit times by up to 10 days, the Asia-Memphis Express has set the bar of excellence for LCL service from Asia to the Southeast for several years.

Now, we are proud to announce that we have expanded this cost-efficient service to provide customers with greater access from South China and Guangdong Province with weekly departures from the Port of Yantian.

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Topics: International, Service, Importing, Asia-Memphis Express

3 Key Takeaways from TPM 2016

3/9/16 7:00 AM

Leaders and cargo movers from across the international shipping industry were out in full force this year for the Journal of Commerce's 16th TPM (Trans-Pacific Maritime) Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA. In the thick of it all was Charlie McGee, Averitt's vice president of international solutions.

After four days of making the rounds and sitting through discussions to size up the industry's concerns and outlook for 2016, McGee delivers his three major takeaways from TPM:

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Topics: International, PortSide, Industry News, Importing, exporting

How The Power Of One Helps Drive Fishers Finery To Retail Success

3/1/16 1:16 PM

Customer Testimonial: Supply Chain Success In The Retail World

Craig Barnell, General Manager of Connecticut-based Fishers Finery, utilizes the services of Averitt Express on many different levels. From importing to warehousing and delivery, "The Power of One" gives Barnell the peace of mind that comes from the knowledge that he has: One Contact. One Invoice. One Partner.

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Topics: Video Testimonial, PortSide, Customer Testimonials and Recognition, Supply Chain, Retail, Importing

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