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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Gulf hurricanes require planning

Hurricane Laura has been escalated to a Category 3 hurricane this morning with sustained winds at approximately 115mph and could reach Category 4 before making landfall between Texas and Louisiana and causing disruption. This storm is expected to bring 15 inches of rain, a 15-foot storm surge that can reach up to 30 miles inland,

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China tariff exclusions are expiring

On July 9th, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that only 12 products from Section 301 tariffs on List 1 will have their exclusions extended until December 31, 2020. The remaining exclusions have expired on that list and will return to a duty of 25% and many more exclusions on other listed goods are set to

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Coppersmith is ready for the USMCA changes!

Starting on July 1, 2020 the USMCA, known as CUSMA (Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement) in Canada and T-Mex (Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadáin) in Mexico—is designed to improve and increase trade flow and efficiency among North America’s three largest trading partners making for a fairer trade policy between the nations. The attempt to create

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Air rates are stabilizing

Our customers are being impacted by the volatility of air cargo rates as congestion in China and a lack of passenger flights obliterate air capacity. We are seeing that the specialty types of merchandise that we handle that is not personal protective equipment (PPE) is not getting the air freight space and because the flights

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Coppersmith update for April

During these tumultuous times of business uncertainty, our offices continue to remain open with many employees diligently working to keep your cargo moving despite the daily issues that come with operating in logistics during a pandemic.  We have in place a dedicated team, strict protective measures and years of experience all working together to ensure

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Coronavirus Update: Coppersmith has you covered

Once again our industry is deeply entrenched in the news. Normally, we’re happy to operate behind the scenes but as borders started closing and the US began restricting travel from the EU (and now the UK) all eyes are directly on our business.  There is no doubt that supply chains worldwide are being affected by

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