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Norfolk Southern Service Suspended: Bridge Collapse

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Updated 10/4/2019:

Norfolk Southern services between Kansas City, MO and Moberly, MO are still suspended due to the collapse of the Grand River Bridge in Brunswick, MO on Wednesday, October 2.

Recovery efforts continue to restore services; however, current estimates suggest that Norfolk Southern's route to Kansas City will be unavailable through the remainder of October 2019

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Topics: Weather, Domestic, Updates, Trade, International

Tariff Update: WTO Grants U.S. Permission to Impose $7.5 Billion of Tariffs on EU Goods

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 2, 2019 4:15:00 PM

This week, the United States was granted permission by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose up to $7.5 billion of annual tariffs on goods from the European Union. This action provides the U.S. administration with the ability to tax wine, airplanes and other goods exported from Europe to the United States.

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Topics: Updates, Tariffs, Trade, International

Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Mitag

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 2, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Updated 10/8/2019:

Tropical Storm Mitag has caused delays of about 3-6 days for large vessels around Shanghai and Ningbo.

To read more about the storm, click here

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Topics: Weather, Updates, Trade, International

Update: Two Week Delay for Tariff Increase

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 12, 2019 4:54:29 PM

On September 3, 2019, a Federal Register notice was published, stating that due to the ongoing challenges being addressed between the governments of the United States and China, Tranche 1, 2 and 3 would be increasing from 25 percent to 30 percent, effective October 1, 2019. At this time, it was announced that there would be a request for Public Comments through September 20, 2019.

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Topics: Updates, Trade, International

Weather Alert Update: Hurricane Dorian

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 6, 2019 3:05:00 PM

Please note that Hurricane Dorian's landfall continues to impact port, rail and over-the-road operations across the Southeast. Below are the latest updates:

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Topics: Weather, Updates, Trade, International