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New requirement for Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging in 2019

Jennifer 8/28/2019 6:44:09 PM

What is Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging?   Frustration-Free Packaging is packaging that is made of 100% recyclable materials, easy to open, and designed to ship products in their original packaging, which eliminates the need for an additional shipping box.   According to Amazon, “Frustration-Free Packaging” was designed with the customer in mind, making it easier to liberate products from their packages while also reducing waste. Today, Frustration-Free Packaging includes 750,000 ....
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Effective August 8, 2019, FedEx will no longer be a carrier option in the Partnered Carrier program

Jennifer 8/22/2019 6:42:52 PM

Your Amazon packages will soon no longer be delivered by FedEx. FedEx just announced that starting next month, it will no longer work with Amazon. The move comes after FedEx dumped Amazon from its air cargo services in June. Amazon has been aggressively working to expand its own delivery network. You may have noticed some of the packages you receive are delivered by Amazon employees, and not FedEx, UPS, or the postal service. FedEx says it’s focusing on the broader e-commerce market and....
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USTR Announces Next Steps on Proposed 10 Percent Tariff on Imports from China

Larry 8/13/2019 12:33:48 PM

USTR Announces Next Steps on Proposed 10 Percent Tariff on Imports from China   Washington, DC - The United States Trade Representative (USTR) today announced the next steps in the process of imposing an additional tariff of 10 percent on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports.  On May 17, 2019, USTR published a list of products imported from China that would be potentially subject to an additional 10 percent tariff.  This new tariff will go into effect on September 1....
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** Latest tariff threat could cause spike in transpacific container rates. **

Larry 8/7/2019 4:07:22 PM

Drewry estimates the latest tariff threat could affect 4 million TEUs of cargo from China to the U.S.     Drewry said its analysis indicates as many as 4 million TEUs of China-to-U.S. goods might be affected by the tariffs that President Trump has threatened to impose on Sept. 1. That compares to Drewry’s estimate of 640,000 TEU affected by the first round of tariffs imposed on $50 billion worth of goods last year and 6 million TEU affected by the tariffs on $200 billion of goods that firs....
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President Trump announced he will impose a 10.0 % tariffs on additional $ 300 billion of imports from China starting next month.

Larry 8/5/2019 7:30:16 PM

On August 1, 2019, President Trump announced that he will impose 10 percent additional duties on the new $300 billion worth of Chinese goods (List 4 goods) starting September 1, 2019.   These items essentially covers all products that are not already paying the additional 25% tariffs. These new items (List 4 goods) includes all apparel, footwear, and manufactured textile products.
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Growing As A Third Party Logistics Provider

Anthony 9/7/2016 4:44:35 PM

            When selecting a 3PL (third party logistics) provider, technology has become an important aspect to meet the timely requirements for additional volume transactions on order fulfillment services. As a result, 3PL (third party logistics) providers must continually invest in their technology to ensure that they don't fall behind from the competition.             Third party logistics providers need to work with other supply chain partners and vendors in order to be able to provide re....
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