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Hapag-Lloyd to apply new general rate increase since November. 2019

Larry 10/10/2019 6:53:54 PM

< Hapag-Lloyd to apply new GRI >   Hapag-Lloyd will apply a new General Rate Increase from Indian Subcontinent (ISC) and Middle East to USA and Canada as outlined below, effective as from November 10, 2019 as noted below: This rate increase (GRI) will apply for all dry, reefer, non-operating reefer, tank, flat rack and open-top containers.  - USD 400 per 20′ standard container  - USD 500 per 40′ standard container (40′ x 8’6″)  - USD 500 per 40′ high cube container (4....
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What is the different between warehouse and fulfillment center?

Larry 10/10/2019 4:52:41 PM

Warehouses and fulfillment centers are often thought of as similar and the words used interchangeably. But they are quite different. The both fulfillment centers and warehouses are buildings where store inventory for business that sell products to their customer, there is similarity. The service type is different according case by case. We will explain about each cases as below, and then I'm sure that you can decide to choose which is better for your business.     What is the w....
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Trump tweeted October 1 tariffs on Chinese imports will be delayed by two weeks

Larry 9/12/2019 6:00:33 PM

The increased tariffs on China scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1 will be delayed by two weeks "as a gesture of good will," President Donald Trump announced Wednesday.   Trump tweeted that the delay until Oct. 15 came at "the request of the Vice Premier of China, Liu He, and due to the fact that the People's Republic of China will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary."   "We have agreed, as a gesture of good will, to move the increased Tariffs on 250 Billion Dollars worth of goods (25% to 3....
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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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