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5 Things to Remember When Shipping to Trade Shows

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 15, 2017 11:38:53 AM

Successful attendance at trade shows requires the timely arrival of the booth display and materials. So what do shippers need to know in order to prepare a shipment of trade show materials? 

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Topics: Trade Shows

7 Antidumping and Countervailing Facts Importers Should Know

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 3, 2017 2:03:28 PM

When importing products into the United States, some commodities are subject to Non-Tariff Barriers, which include quotas, licenses, subsidies and additional duties. These barriers are designed to discourage demand of an imported product, protecting domestic producers from foreign competition.

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Topics: Importing, Licensed Customs Broker, Customs Duties

Protect From Freeze: What LTL Shippers Should Know

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 17, 2017 12:07:27 PM

Harsh winter weather is just around the corner. To help you prepare your LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) shipments for winter shipping success, our Domestic Freight Management team is here to help. So what is protect from freeze, how much does it typically cost and what proactive steps can shippers take to maximize the investment? 

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Seasonal Freight

Domestic Freight Transportation Today: A Shipper's Guide to the Market

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The transportation market is constantly changing. In the first nine months of 2017, the logistics industry has already undergone a number of changes including various NMFC shifts, ongoing carrier mergers and extremely severe weather. Additionally, the ELD (Electronic Logging Device Mandate), an industry wide regulatory change, will take effect at the end of this year and is expected to create further supply chain impacts. 

Collectively, these factors have created what is known as a ‘carrier’s market.’ This is expected to persist over the coming months and possibly well into 2019. So how can businesses make smart shipping decisions? 

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Topics: Domestic Transportation, Domestic Freight Management

Logistics & the Holidays: Top Tips to Help Shippers Prepare

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Planning ahead is the best way to prepare for holiday shipping season success. In the months leading up to the holidays, increased amounts of imported and domestic goods must be transported to distribution centers or retail stores. The increase in volumes typically leads to limited capacity and decreased amount of drivers. On top of a challenging freight environment, possible winter weather and hard delivery dates by retailers can create further shipping challenges

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Topics: Supply Chain, Logistics, Holidays, Peak Shipping Season

Irma Logistics Update 9/13/17

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 13, 2017 12:54:09 PM

Update as of Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:00 

As Irma moves inland, rain will continue to fall across Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio today. Please note that while the storm is beginning to clear, supply chain delays are expected to persist for weeks. 

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Topics: Supply Chain, weather

Irma Logistics Update 9/12/17

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 12, 2017 12:31:15 PM

Update as of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:00 

Irma has weakened into a Post-Tropical Cyclone and is moving across southern Georgia and eastern Alabama today. Assessment of damages and recovery efforts have started in Florida but supply chain operations continue to be hindered. Logistics operations across Southern states are expected to continue to be impacted with delays possible as the storm moves inland. 

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Topics: Supply Chain, weather

Irma Logistics Update 9/11/17

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 11, 2017 1:34:10 PM

Update as of Monday, September 11, 2017 11:00 

Irma has weakened into a Tropical Storm and is forecasted to track over the Florida panhandle then into Georgia and Alabama. Logistics operations are expected to continue to be impacted as the storm progresses over the South Atlantic and South Central states this week. 

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Topics: Supply Chain, weather

Irma Logistics Update 9/8/17

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 8, 2017 3:48:53 PM

Update as of Friday, September 8, 2017 13:00 

Only two weeks after Harvey wrecked havoc on the U.S. supply chain, another hurricane is quickly approaching the South Atlantic states. Hurricane Irma's imminent threat has prompted LTL and TL carriers, railway companies, ports and airports to begin restricting logistics operations. Visit the National Hurricane Center website for live updates.  

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Topics: Supply Chain, weather

Harvey & the Supply Chain Analysis: How Severe Weather Disrupts Logistics

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 7, 2017 10:24:07 AM

Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction across the South Central region of the U.S. and while cleanup efforts have started, supply chain havoc continues. Similar to how the cities across eastern Texas and Western Louisiana cannot be rebuilt in one day, the supply chain could take considerable weeks, if not months, to recover from Harvey.  

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Topics: Supply Chain, weather