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Congestion, Congestion, Congestion

As we have previously reported, disruption in global supply chains is on the rise due to congestion, lack of equipment, overbooked vessels, and various surcharges coming into play in many areas of the world. Below we have a quick recap … Continue reading

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CBMTRA Day of Action is Today!

TODAY is the LAST CALL: CBMTRA Day of Action to urge Congress to #StopCraftTaxIncreases! WSSA, along with our partners DISCUS and Spirits United, need your help to mobilize everyone you know (your employees, consumers, suppliers, etc.) to contact their members of Congress … Continue reading

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CBMTRA Day of Action is Tomorrow!

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Don’t Miss the AgTC Major Midyear Meeting!

Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s Major Midyear Meeting December 8-9, 2020 Wine and Spirits Shippers Association members are invited to once again join the AgTC team for a virtual meeting like no other! The AgTC Major Midyear Meeting (MMM) will again involve … Continue reading

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CBMA for 2021?

All eyes are on December 11th as this is the date when current government funding expires. At this time, we will either experience a government shutdown or Congress will vote to continue funding. The expected Continuing Resolution package could include an … Continue reading

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Congestion Crisis!

Freightwaves has called the current situation “Shipageddon,” with a massive surge of import cargo hitting the USA. There are many factors playing into the current situation, but primarily a surge from Asia with the top 10 USA ports experiencing double-digit increases … Continue reading

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Port Disruptions in Spain

 We have been monitoring the various labor actions in Spain due to planned strikes in Valencia and Barcelona over the last week.  The situations in these two ports have been resolved without any action, but the port of Bilbao is … Continue reading

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Strike at the Port of San Antonio

Yesterday workers at the port of San Antonio in Chile announced a strike citing that they need a compensatory bonus due to the difficulties they are facing from the global pandemic. Please be aware that this work stoppage may cause some vessel … Continue reading

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Winter Wine Program 2020-2021

It’s that time of year when the cold temps start to creep in! Protect your cargo with WSSA’s Winter Wine Program!

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Just Announced: EU to Impose 25% Tariffs on US Rum, Brandy, Vodka & Vermouth

Today the European Commission announced new 25% tariffs on US rum, brandy, vodka and vermouth slated to go into effect tomorrow, November 10th. The tariffs are allowed under the WTO ruling against Boeing, allowing retaliation on approximately $4 billion worth … Continue reading

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