Is Your Cargo Protected From Summer Heat?

It’s finally summer time and the longest day of the year! While the weather outside is hot, do you want your cargo to be as well?
Don’t take the risk, protect your cargo from heat damage. For cargo moving to inland points in the USA, utilize our trans-load program, moving goods from a dry or insulated container into a temperature controlled truck for delivery.
If you are shipping with containers that have thermal insulation, minimize your chance of heat damage with our marine insurance and Optional Temperature Coverage! With our added Optional Temperature Coverage “OTC”, our members are given the peace of mind to know their cargo is protected against temperature extremes. In addition, OTC participants save money by shipping in an insulated standard container, offering an economic solution to protect their wine and spirits from the heat during those sweltering summer months!
Want to know more information about how to protect your goods from temperature extremes? Contact us!
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Anesco Rejects Stevedores Proposal

After several hours of assembly, Anesco representatives informed the employers that they are rejecting the proposal presented by the stevedores’ unions last Tuesday. Anesco’s representatives state that the main reason why they cannot accept it is because they found at least three points where the stevedores’ proposal could go against the competence laws. With this notice and the past announcement of the union’s decision to hold additional strikes, it seems conflict between the stevedores and their employers will remain.

Scheduled strikes will continue as announced. The next set of 48-hour stoppages will begin at 8AM on June 26th and will continue until 8AM on June 28th. Strikes will continue to commence and end at 8AM for June 29th – July 1st, July 3rd – 5th, and July 6th – 8th.

If you have cargo that requires extra protection like a refrigerated or insulated container, please consider making alternative arrangements. These stoppages are expected to cause sailing delays, container rollover, added charges by the terminals, and carrier cancellation of vessel calls in order to avoid disrupting their schedules.

We will continue to keep you up to date on any developments of the situation. If you have any questions as to how the strike may impact the transportation of your cargo passing through the Spanish ports, please contact us!

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Plan on Attending NABCA 2017?

Join WSSA at NABCA’s 80th Annual Conference!
Booth 302
May 22nd-25th at the JW Marriott Marco Island
The National Alcohol and Beverage Control Association’s 80th annual conference is coming up and WSSA will be there! We are looking forward to visiting with our members and sharing information on the advantage of becoming a WSSA member. This is a great opportunity to speak to industry experts and gain insight on the ever changing policies of the wine and spirits market! If you plan on attending, please be sure to visit Booth 302!
If you would like to schedule an appointment with us to discuss our comprehensive all-risk marine insurance program and our exclusive membership, please email us!

We hope to see you there in just two weeks!

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Going to be in the Virginia Area?

Join WSSA at Virgina Maritime Association’s 14th Annual International Trade Symposium
May 10th – 12th at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, VA
Interested in the future of the ocean carrier industry and what to expect as a shipper? WSSA’s Managing Director, Alison Leavitt, will be speaking at the event to bring you up to date with the shifting industry. Alison will be discussing the effects of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the major realignment that liner shipping industry is undergoing, and the changes in ocean carrier alliances. The unknowns of the shipping industry, such as what shippers should expect from the remaining carriers will be better defined in this discussion of ocean carrier roulette.
Curious about the WSSA advantage?  As a WSSA member, you have access to reduced freight rates, our comprehensive, all-risk marine insurance program and a wide network of industry experts. If you would like to set up an appointment to speak with us at the event or would like to know more information, email us!


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Come Visit WSSA at the WSWA Convention & Expo!

Booth 1315, Mediterranean Ballroom

Join us at the WSWA event, April 18-21 at Grand Lakes Orlando, Florida! The WSWA Convention and Exposition will host the world’s largest gathering of suppliers and distributors in the U.S. wine and spirit marketplace. The event will offer an incredible opportunity for those who are looking to grow and improve their brand, gain essential industry insight, network, and learn about innovative and exciting beverage products.


Need a more effective shipping solution for your cargo or better insurance coverage? Then don’t miss your chance to stop by booth 1315 and learn about how WSSA can improve the transportation of your cargo with our all-risk insurance coverage and our wide network of industry experts!

For more event information, please visit the WSWA website or email us!

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with us and learn more about the WSSA advantage, send us an email!


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Connect with WSSA at CONECT 2017!

CONECT’s 21st Annual T&T Conference
April 11th – 13th
Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
Newport, Rhode Island

Interested in networking and learning about the challenges faced today in the global trade industry? Want to find out how the new trade agenda will affect your business? Join our Managing Director, Alison Leavitt, at CONECT 2017, and hear about the latest trade lane updates! Come learn about our membership advantage while you gain insightful information on global trade!

CONECT serves to support the businesses of New England that depend on international trade. This event will be comprised of importers, exporters, customs brokers, freight forwarders, port authorities, logistics providers, consultants and others active in global trade.

Why miss a great opportunity to improve your cargo transportation operations, network with other industry participants like yourself, and meet WSSA!
Don’t forget to register by April 7th!
For more event information, visit the website or email us! 
To schedule an appointment with WSSA, email us!
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Join Albatrans at Vinitaly in Verona – April 9-12, 2017!

If you’re at Vinitaly, our freight forwarding partner, Albatrans, would love to see you! Be sure to visit them at stand I5 – Hall F!

Acknowledged as a strategic economic lever for the internationalization of Italian wine companies, Vinitaly is part of the special “Made in Italy” promotion plan funded by the Ministry of Economic Development as the landmark trade fair for the wine sector.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet Albatrans and discover all the benefits of working with them!

With their in-depth understanding and expertise of this unique market sector, Albatrans is one of the top three providers in the wine and spirit industry! In addition to, they are the only freight forwarders to have their own warehouse in New Jersey, delivering nationally and within the NY metropolitan area 5 days a week!

Albatrans services include:

  • LCL (less than container load)
  • Personal consolidations
  • FCL (full container loads)
  • TCC (temperature controlled containers)
  • Insulated containers
  • Flexi Tanks
  • ISO Tanks
  • NCL (non-containerized/over-sized cargo)
  • Insurance programs
  • 100% visibility via web tracking portal

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