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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.
As part of the upcoming Transpacific Maritime Conference being held by the Journal of Commerce (JOC) in California at the end of this month, we want to provide you with valuable knowledge through a series of free webcasts. This third webcast comes by popular...
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Five New Year’s Logistics Resolutions for 2016 This year is already into full swing, with lots of activity and industry-changing movements on the horizon. New technology is changing the way we work, new products and solutions are becoming available to customers...
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Leading up to the Transpacific Maritime Conference being held by the Journal of Commerce in Long Beach, California in February 2016, we have prepared a series of free webcasts that will provide a deeper understanding of highly relevant logistics topics that...
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Growing challenges of moving freight in the U.S. drives demand for speedy solutions In October the U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, issued a draft National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP), which is comprised of significant policy proposals and solutions...
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Customers need to make decisions about their shipments in real-time and in order to provide an even faster way to track cold chain shipments DHL Global Forwarding recently introduced its new LifeTrack mobile app. The free application grants users on-the-go access...
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DHL Global Forwarding celebrates its 200th anniversary this year and it is because of great customers like you. Back in 1815, the history of yellow-branded logistics started with Louis Danzas establishing “Danzas,” which would become a worldwide renowned shipping...
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The logistics industry faces many challenges and leading up to the Transpacific Maritime Conference being held by the Journal of Commerce in Long Beach, California in February 2016, we have prepared a series of free webcasts that will provide a deeper understanding...
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The freight forwarding market is directly impacted by highly volatile oil prices, freight rates and the uncertain global economic situation. By drawing upon the expertise of industry experts, companies can be better prepared to predict and develop business strategies...
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Proper tariff classification is vital to ensure that you do not over or under pay 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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With forecasts calling for no rain for the next several days, and water lines receding significantly, the situation in South Carolina has greatly improved. Our swiftly executed contingency plan is working as designed and has proven successful in minimizing any...
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Hurricane Joaquin has brought unprecedented flooding and storm damage to the area in and around DHL’s Customs brokerage processing facility in Columbia, SC (CAE). All DHL personnel in the area have checked in and are safe and sound. CAE is currently operating...
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Knowing current customs laws and regulations can stop you from becoming one of the thousands of businesses facing delays each year. Significant delays not only upset customers, but they also cost importers more money associated with exam costs, fines, and detention...
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Stopping the flow of goods that infringe upon U.S. intellectual property rights (IPRs) is a priority for the U.S. government. Importers of goods that contain trademarks, copyrights, or patents of other entities must use care in ensuring the goods are authentic...
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Air freight flowing in both directions across the Pacific is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.4% per year over the next 20 years. According to the World Air Cargo Forecast conducted by Boeing between 2014-2015, the Asia-North America market represents...
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DHL Global Forwarding is committed to meeting the November 1, 2015 mandatory Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) deadline for filing releases and entries for U.S. imports and their associated Participating Government Agency (PGA) requirements. We would like...
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Customs and Border Protection now accepting C-TPAT applications for Exporters U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is now accepting applications from exporters for participation in the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT). This effort is consistent...
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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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