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Logistics News

Welcome to the section of DHL.com dedicated to bringing you the latest news from the world of logistics, all in one place. Please select the news area most relevant to your business.
Digital retailing is here--and it’s experiencing a massive growth spurt, globally. According to recent eMarketer forecasts, worldwide business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce sales will increase this year by 17.7% to reach $1.771 trillion. The Asia-Pacific region,...
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GSP Program Renewed/ AGOA and HOPE Extended On June 29, the President signed the Trade Preferences Extension Act and the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act into law. These acts, among other actions, renew the Generalized System...
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In order to improve global health standards, a new generation of cold chains must be developed. DHL Global Forwarding’s white paper, titled “The Smarter Cold Chain: Four essentials every company should adopt,” highlights the critical challenges the healthcare...
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The industry continues to experience delays related to the recent migration by U.S. Customs (CBP) of their Air Automated Manifest System (AMS) to Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and Air In-bond implementation this past weekend. CBP has issued multiple...
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The recent migration by U.S. Customs (CBP) of their Air Automated Manifest System (AMS) to ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) and Air In-bond implementation this past weekend, caused various levels of difficulty within the carrier, freight forwarding and...
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Proper tariff classification is vital to ensure that you do not overpay (or underpay) duties. Additionally, proper tariff classification will help you determine if there are any potential special requirements or liabilities involved with importing your product....
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Effective May, 2015, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is revitalizing the enforcement of the Importer Security Filing (ISF) regulation in order to reach the ultimate goal of achieving 100 percent compliance with the rule.
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The American Chemistry Council expects chemical production in the U.S. to increase 4 percent in 2015, compared with 2.4 percent in 2014. Additionally, the U.S. has become a key investment location for chemical companies around the world. In light of this growth,...
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Importers save millions of dollars annually by taking advantage of preferential duty treatment provided by the various U.S. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and programs that the United States has in place. However, when using FTAs importers are compelled to use...
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Imagine a future where a patient who lives in Mexico City and has undergone a biopsy of a lung tumor has the results sent to a U.S. lab where his medication is then ‘personalized’ to meet his specific needs. Later, the prescribed meds are shipped from the U.S....
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Exporters must use care in their transactions to ensure they are compliant with U.S. laws in order to avoid the potential for fines, suspension of export privileges, and even possible criminal charges. If you are interested in learning more about the export...
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The Venezuela Aviation Authority (INAC) implemented a cargo surcharge that went into law on February 3, 2015 and posted in Venezuela's "Official Gazette No. 40,495." Carriers began assessing charges to forwarders on April 14, 2015. As consequence, we must now...
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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, announced that Cindy Allen, head of customs brokerage U.S., has been appointed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)....
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Importers have the opportunity to garner significant duty savings by taking advantage of the Free Trade Agreements and Programs (FTAs) that the USA has in place. However, importers must also use great care to ensure that they are properly claiming and supporting...
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During the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service ceremony Feb. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the DHL Global Forwarding U.S. Customer Service team took home the gold award for Customer Service Complaints Team of the Year. It was awarded based on the...
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Have you heard about the deal that will facilitate shipments between the U.S. and Mexico? October 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexico’s Tax Administration struck a deal that facilitates greater collaboration between the two nations’ trusted...
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The Commissioner of Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP), R. Gil Kerlikowske, reaffirmed the CBP’s deadline for Cargo Release Processing in ACE by November 2015. The legacy corresponding systems currently in place will be decommissioned by 2016. The intention...
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Although the funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ends on Saturday morning at 12:01AM, it is still possible that a political agreement will be reached at the eleventh hour. However, in the event an agreement isn’t reached, DHL Global Forwarding...
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Update on International Longshoreman & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association negotiations
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Import Documentation for Imports into the USA Free Webinar on February 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST
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Negotiations, which began between the two groups in May 2014, continue under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services. Meanwhile, operating conditions at U.S. West Coast ports continue to deteriorate due to reduced productivity, terminal...
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DHL Global Forwarding would like to inform you of potential air freight capacity impacts as a result of the Chinese New Year Golden Week (February 18 - 24, 2015). Air freight capacity conditions out of most U.S. airports may be constrained due to anticipated...
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By the first quarter of 2015, DHL Global Forwarding expects a substantial increase in its portfolio of customers adopting its International Supply Chain (ISC) supply chain management service. Through our cloud-based collaborative global platform, we are able...
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Due to the effects of the Winter Storm Juno, all New York and New Jersey sea ports and airports closed Monday evening and are scheduled to remain closed throughout the day today. U.S. Customs has declared a snow day for today and is also closed. All international...
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Since May 2014, DHL has closely monitored the contract negotiations between the International Longshoreman's and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The mastor labor contract expired in July 2014 and impacts 29 ports, nearly 14,000...
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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today in celebration of the completion of its new $35 million facility in Chicago, Illinois. The three-story building has 491,000 square-feet...
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Antidumping duties? Countervailing duties? Does this topic leave you scratching your head in bewilderment or have you ever imported goods subject to these often extremely high duty rates? If so, then we invite you to join us for this free webinar designed to...
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In the fast-moving environment of today’s international trade industry, many importers attempting to bring goods into the U.S. find themselves at a stalemate. Oftentimes they encounter undeterminable or estimated transaction elements which have yet to be finalized....
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that effective Jan. 10 late Importer Security Filing (ISF) submissions will no longer be exempt from the bond requirement. Most ISF transactions will require a bond when they are filed. To avoid delay...
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We would like to inform you of the new low sulfur surcharge beginning January 1, 2015, as carriers impose additional charges based on higher bunker costs due to more expensive low sulfur fuel.
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We are pleased to inform you DHL Global Forwarding will be officially moving to its new location in Chicago, Illinois, effective Monday, January 5, 2015. This new state-of-the-art facility will be DHL Global Forwarding’s largest facility in the country. The...
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We refer to our previous announcement of a port Congestion Surcharge implementation for cargo moving through the North American West Coast ports.
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DHL Global Forwarding remains the industry leader, with 23 certified cargo screening facilities strategically located throughout the United States. As we continue to make extensive investments in staffing, ongoing training and equipment, we are also investing...
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We refer to our previous announcement of a port Congestion Surcharge implementation for cargo moving through the North American West Coast ports.
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Due to recent changes in the fuel indexes, we are announcing the following reduction to our fuel surcharge. The new price appears in bold and will be effective as outlined below:
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We refer to our previous announcement of a port Congestion Surcharge implementation for cargo moving through the North American West Coast ports.
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Current labor-related disruptions to operations at the U.S. ports, to include but not limited to a potential strike, lockout, work stoppage, (collectively, labor unrest), are causing port congestion and inefficiencies for all parties involved.
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Since May 2014, the industry has closely monitored the contract negotiations between the International Longshoreman’s and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The master labor contract impacts 29 ports, nearly 14,000 union workers...
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In this 60-minute webinar, DHL Global Forwarding Regulatory Consultant Karl Krueger will provide a step-by-step overview of the U.S. Customs entry process. We will start by reviewing the steps importers should take during pre-importation to help ensure an accurate...
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In response to global trade growth, DHL Global Forwarding has designed a new freight capacity management program to support customers in challenging market environments by securing long-term capacity in some of the world’s busiest trade lanes.
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Due to the challenges facing U.S. import and export traffic due to trucking capacity and terminal congestion, Ocean Freight carriers are announcing an Intermodal Door Delivery or Pickup Surcharge for all U.S. deliveries, effective November 15, 2014.
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Since 2009, importations into the U.S. by vessel are subject to the required submission of an Importer Security Filing (ISF), which provides certain advance cargo information to U.S. Customs (CBP). In July 2013, U.S. Customs (CBP) began its liquidated damages...
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In an effort to keep our customers informed, we are providing an update concerning the current challenges impacting U.S. marine terminals and the transportation industry. Many U.S. ports are still experiencing significant delays and congestion, creating backlogs...
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During its more than 50 years serving the fashion industry, DHL has developed specific logistics solutions for customers ranging from large retail groups and fashion houses with competitive international distribution requirements, to small fashion boutiques...
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In recent months, the demand for truck capacity has continued to surge in the U.S., where many sectors are competing for a finite supply of trucking resources. This is being driven in part by the improving U.S. economy and the surge in freight associated shippers...
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As we head into the last quarter of the year, air and ocean markets are experiencing rising demand and capacity tightening. Freighter aircraft share of the global air cargo market is at an all-time low of 36.3 percent as carriers continue to withdraw them from...
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Applying traditional solutions to new or changing requirements is not the way to approach growing a business. That is why DHL Global Forwarding Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) advanced logistics solutions has been created - to support customers’ growing supply...
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For any size beverage manufacturer shipping bulk liquids, temperature fluctuations and improper handling can spoil or contaminate a shipment and ultimately hurt their bottom line. This is especially true for delicate liquids such as wines. To avoid any contamination...
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The master contract between the Longshoremen's & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the (employers) Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) expired on July 1, 2014. The master contract governs twenty nine ports on the U.S. West Coast from San Diego to Seattle, impacting...
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Importers are no longer able to use protests to make post-entry claims for duty preferential treatment under certain free trade agreements (FTA) and trade preference programs (TPP), as per a letter from U.S. Customs (CBP) Headquarters to its port offices dated...
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DHL recently launched a new cold chain logistics service for the life science and healthcare industry in collaboration with Cryoport. The service is for transport of shipments at frozen temperatures. The integral part of the new service is a non-hazardous liquid...
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DHL Global Forwarding’s (DGF) Regulatory & Compliance Group offers a broad range of services and best in class expertise. Operating like a virtual think tank, the consulting group’s mission is to maintain awareness of international trade issues impacting importers,...
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