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The CTAO Strike Is Over

In our last post, we discussed the decision of the CTAO (the Container Trucking Association of Ontario) to go on strike. That was on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 and many thought that the strike would make a huge impact in the greater Toronto area. After all, the CTAO represents independent contractors, small business owners, and… Read more »

Things to Know When Shipping to Canada

The relationship between Canada and the US is certainly economically beneficial for both countries, but the payoff is a bit greater and more evident in Western New York. You don’t have to be an economist to know that this region does a lot of business with our neighbors to the north. Just go to the… Read more »

NOTICE: Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles Delays

The Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles are in virtual grid lock at this time. The port terminal congestion, lack of chassis, closed working area, limited Pier Pass hours, and periodic port terminal closures due to congested terminal space are causing demurrage, detention or extra leased chassis expenses. Truck turn times can range from… Read more »

US West Coast Port Strike in 2014

April 30, 2014 – As you may have read in the transportation and logistics trade media, on June 30, 2014 the waterfront contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Association Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association ( port terminal operators) is set to expire. If a strike occurs at U.S. West Coast ports between the… Read more »

Anticipating and Planning for a US West Coast Port Strike in 2014

Contingency Planning and Preparation Form a Contingency Planning / Management Team. Take a multi-tiered approach that looks at various combinations of inventory management based on near-term demand. Prepare to increase forward inventories by advancing the execution of orders (X number of weeks prior to the June 30 contract expiration date). Prioritize orders, and secure container… Read more »

2014 Safety on the Road

2013 is coming to a close, another year under our belts. 2014 is around the corner. Let’s work together to make 2014 one of the safest in recent memory, because every day we hear horrifying tales of car accidents from all over the country. Western New York is no different, with reports of accidents at… Read more »


For direct link to Customs and Border Protection website, click here CSMS #13-000020 Title: FDA FOOD FACILITY REGISTRATION RENEWAL AND IMPACT TO FOOD IMPORTS Date: 1/16/2013 6:03:32 PM To: Automated Broker Interface THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA), SIGNED INTO LAW ON JAN. 4, 2011, ENABLES FDA TO BETTER PROTECT… Read more »