Sit, Stay, Suspend: CDC Canine Update

CDC Canine Update

The CDC announced that starting on July 14, 2021, a temporary suspension will be imposed on the importation of dogs from the countries that the CDC classifies as high risk for rabies in canines. Published on June 16th in the Federal Register, the suspension comes after more than 450 dogs arrived in 2020 with incomplete,

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ELD Regulations & the Fight for Fireworks

With delays, pricing extremes, equipment shortages, and driver difficulties due to ELD regulations, there are innumerable issues facing shippers with fireworks carriers and importers dealing with problems that could cause critical failures along the supply chain as we move into the season of outdoor celebrations. It bears mentioning that after the pandemic-induced shutdown of 2020,

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Fresh Cut: Granite Shipments, Gated

As much as we hear about the delays on the US West Coast regarding ocean freight, the focus on retail goods does a disservice to the issues coming up for other cargo including granite shipments from India. Following the pandemic explosion of e-commerce, home improvement spending experienced a 3% increase as people stuck at home

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Climbing Costs & Congestion Cause Concerns

When it rains, it pours – then it freezes and there’s a sandstorm and the logistics sector is topsy-turvy once again. Starting with congestion, the oldest issue currently upending shipments, the coastal ports in California and New York are overflowing with containers and cargo as railroads are bogged down with too much to transport and

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Coppersmith can Cover your Cargo in a Container Collapse

Container Collapse

Again in the news, we’re hearing about container collapse and losses on vessels crossing the pacific ocean during rough weather. The World Shipping Council estimates that every year more than 1,300 containers are lost at sea, making 2020 a banner year for container collapses and losses. Just the ONE Apus collapse alone saw more than

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APHIS Adds Additional Info Requirements for Importers

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reminds importers, brokers, and filers that, as of Jan. 25, 2021, they will have to submit an APHIS Core Message Set in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) when they file entry for thousands of affected APHIS-regulated plants and animal products. This will require a significant amount of

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COVID can’t make Coppersmith Crumble

 Coppersmith is still going strong despite the COVID pandemic. The news of the COVID vaccine rollout has taken over the attention of the world as doses in frozen containers packed with dry ice march across the television screen in videos of the first sticks going to essential workers and vulnerable patients. Soon, we hope to

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What’s Driving Demurrage & Detention Fees?

Importers and exporters alike are finding their operations both hobbled by and incurring additional costs for demurrage and detention at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The increased import volumes through LA/LGB as well as through New York and New Jersey have driven the Federal Maritime Commission to take action. The start of

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Congestion is No Match for Coppersmith

The delays that customers experience in light of congestion and capacity changes are one of the most important factors facing us at Coppersmith Global Logistics. We have had several customers and domestic agents ask for our help to find chassis, even if shipments are booked at carrier door delivery because the equipment is so tight. 

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