Ascent Global Logistics Blog

Ascent__mount_icon-1.png

Ascent Global Logistics

Recent Posts

Improve Your Odds At Winning the Promotional Product Shipping Game

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 20, 2018 1:52:23 PM

In a time where domestic shippers face capacity issues and driver shortages, it is important that you re-evaluate your promotional product shipment strategy. Fortunately, the shipping experts at Ascent Global Logistics have the tools and knowledge to help you beat the odds and overcome your promotional product shipping challenges.

Read More

Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Shipping 101

IMPORTANT: USTR Issues Federal Register Notice

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 19, 2018 2:31:43 PM

United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Federal Register notice today to delay collection of 25 percent S301 duty rate on List 3 goods until March 2, 2019. Click here to see the official statement from the USTR.

Read More

Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Tariffs

US Ports Of Entry Experiencing Significant Delays Due To January 1 Deadline

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 14, 2018 12:11:51 PM

The anticipated 25 percent tariff increase scheduled for January 1, 2019 is in current delay by the Trump administration, however, shippers have been actively moving billions of dollars of goods into US ports for several weeks to arrive before January 1, 2019.

Read More

Topics: International Freight Forwarding, US Ports

Retail Consolidation: Good For Both Branded And Private Label Suppliers

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Last month, our Retail Consolidation team at Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, had the opportunity to attend the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Trade Show. While attending, our team members viewed over 2,000 booths and spoke with many private label suppliers about their delivery challenges to big box retailers.

Read More

Topics: Retail Consolidation

Binding Rulings: Take The Guesswork Out Of The Process

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 4, 2018 10:53:37 AM

Each product that is imported into the United States and cleared through Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is required to be classified based on The Harmonized Tariff System of the United States. Those classifications are the responsibility of the importer (19 U.S.C. 1484), since they have firsthand knowledge of what the article is, what it is made of, how it is manufactured and the end use.

Read More

Topics: Monthly Compliance Circular, International Freight Forwarding

"Sea" The Difference In Your Import Activities

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

With several proposed tariff lists that are slated to go into effect, now is the time to start thinking about gaining visibility and improving efficiency within your supply chain.

Read More

Topics: International Freight Forwarding

IMPORTANT: Winter Weather In The United States Could Cause Shipping Delays

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 26, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Over the past 24 hours, many parts of the Midwestern United States have experienced up to 12 inches of snow accumulation. As a result, critical shipping lanes throughout the United States could experience significant delays.

Read More

Topics: Holidays, Shipping Alerts

4 Questions To Ask When Looking For A Top Duty Drawback Provider

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 14, 2018 3:12:34 PM

Let’s face it: getting money back is not always “common cents.” While Duty Drawback can be accessible, it is still a very long and complex process to receive Duty Drawback from your import activities. However, the right blend of technology and people can help!

Read More

Topics: International Freight Forwarding

November 2018 Compliance Circular: MTB H.R. 4318 A Break For Importers!

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

While the trade world has been focusing on the S232 and S301 remedy tariffs, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill of 2018 has been quietly implemented. This has allowed for a temporary reduction or suspension of import tariffs paid on particular imported items into the United States. 

Read More

Topics: Monthly Compliance Circular, International Freight Forwarding, Tariffs

Knowledge Is Power: Begin Tackling The LTL Over Dimensional (OD) Rules Puzzle!

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As the capacity crunch continues, freight demand levels are at an all-time high. LTL carriers are now charging an Over Dimensional fee when a shipment contains an article that is eight or more feet in length. With some carriers, this charge will also be applied if an article is both six or more feet in length and six or more feet in width.

Read More

Topics: ltl, Domestic Freight Management

Helping You Reach New Heights in Logistics

Our Focus

We are focused on innovation, continuous education, custom solutions and highly individualized service.

Our Culture

We are your partners. Our team is committed to supporting you during every step of your journey to logistics success.

Our Mission

We are driven to be your go-to logistics team. Together we will optimize your logistics performance to accelerate growth.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts