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LARGEST CAPACITY SHIP EVER TO PASS UNDER NEWLY RAISED BAYONNE BRIDGE USHERS IN NEW ERA FOR PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

LARGEST CAPACITY SHIP EVER TO PASS UNDER NEWLY RAISED BAYONNE BRIDGE USHERS IN NEW ERA FOR PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY September 12, 2017

As the new CMA CMG Explorer Class container ship THEODORE ROOSEVELT recently sailed under the Bayonne Bridge, which links the States of New York and New Jersey, guests of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey witnessed the inaugural passage of a larger class of container ships to call at the region’s busiest...

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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF HARVEY ON PORTS AND TRANSPORTATION

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF HARVEY ON PORTS AND TRANSPORTATION September 12, 2017

Amid the continuing devastation and recovery efforts in the Houston area, the region’s transportation impacts are also being felt across the country. Ports in Corpus Christi, Freeport, Galveston and much of Houston are closed, pending further assessment of weather conditions. It’s estimated that nearly 10% of trucking across the U.S. will be affected by the...

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Understanding the New Toy Regulations for the Toy Industry

Understanding the New Toy Regulations for the Toy Industry August 8, 2017

New standards for toys and related products such as toy chests were published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), effective April 30, 2017. If you are a new importer of toys you should be aware of these regulations and what they mean for your business. The new rules, known as ASTM F963-16, were...

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Importers of Foreign Foods Must Now Comply With FSVP Regulations

Importers of Foreign Foods Must Now Comply With FSVP Regulations June 21, 2017

Now that the May 30 deadline has passed, importers are required to comply with the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) regulations to ensure that foreign goods they import are produced commensurate with documented U.S. safety standards. The FDA expects that compliance with the program will minimize entry times and FDA hold-ups for shipments. FSVP: What...

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EPA Makes Customs Entry Filing for Pesticide Imports Faster and Easier Through New E-filing Program

EPA Makes Customs Entry Filing for Pesticide Imports Faster and Easier Through New E-filing Program January 24, 2017

The EPA recently launched a program that allows for the electronic filing of entries for importing pesticides products and ingredients into the U.S., greatly streamlining the entry process. WB Skinner quickly joined as a participant and is now approved to file entries live. As a company firmly committed to cutting edge technology for the benefit...

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What New Solas Regulations Mean For Importers

What New Solas Regulations Mean For Importers May 10, 2016

On July 1, 2016, new guidelines go into effect to ensure that weights are accurately declared on all vessel shipments. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) has long required declaration of weights, but the new policy requires shippers to verify that the weights are accurate. Over the past few years,...

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FDA Issues Final FSMA Rule on Food Safety

FDA Issues Final FSMA Rule on Food Safety April 7, 2016

The FDA yesterday (April 5) released a Final Rule setting new sanitation-related standards for food haulers and others in the supply chain, including shippers, who deal in the transportation of food products. The earliest compliance date for larger shippers is one year after publication in the Federal Register. Shippers, receivers, or carriers in food transportation...

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CPB Updates Timeline for ACE to Allow More Gradual Compliance through 2016

CPB Updates Timeline for ACE to Allow More Gradual Compliance through 2016 February 10, 2016

In response to industry members and other stakeholders expressing concern about their readiness to meet the February 28 mandatory filing deadline of all entries in ACE (Automated Commercial Environment), the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced a new staggered timeline for compliance. CBP said that the updated timeline continues to align with the...

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