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EU Airbus Tariffs: Next Steps

The next review of the WTO Airbus case that resulted in retaliatory tariffs on a long list of beverage alcohol products from the EU is scheduled to take place before July 4, 2020. As you will recall, the first carousel took … Continue reading

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Check Out WSSA’s Mention in Freightwaves!

Last week WSSA and many other industries participated in the AgTC Virtual Conference which hosted over 40 speakers and was attended by over 500 participants! Topics discussed ranged from ocean shipping outlook, port issues, new legislation and labor outlook, to the new FMC guidelines … Continue reading

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Oakland Gate Fee Increase

SSA Terminal in Oakland recently announced a $5 gate fee increase effective in July per the below memo: TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS, Please be advised effective July 6, 2020 the SSA OICT Gate Fee will increase from $30 to $35 … Continue reading

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WSSA Spring 2020 Newsletter

The Spring 2020 Issue of Grapevine is Now Available! Volume 10, Issue 1 of the WSSA Grapevine is here! Our Spring 2020 newsletter features the latest on the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on carriers, truckers and rates, the future of … Continue reading

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Global Trade Update

We continue to see the global logistics industry impacted by the current pandemic, but more and more, other issues in the industry are creating an impact. US Ports: We are still seeing US ports limit their hours and staff to … Continue reading

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Weekly COVID-19 Update

South Africa: South Africa has lifted the lockdown on wine exports, and as of today, May 1, alcoholic beverages can move again. Local sales and distribution of alcohol remain closed, but the country has moved from Level 5 to Level 4 … Continue reading

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COVID-19: General Logistics Update

Port of Virgina Porsmouth Closure: Due to the record number of blank sailings, lack of equipment, and overall loss of volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Portsmouth Marine Terminal in Virginia has announced it will close effective May 4, 2020. … Continue reading

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