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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Albtrans is Attending IAADFS 2017!

The IAADFS annual trade show will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, from March 26-29th.

Our freight forwarding partner, Albatrans, will be attending the event. Please contact us to set up a meeting with one of their representatives!

This event is a fantastic opportunity to network and gain vital insight in the airport duty free industry segment of the international business community. The trade show is comprised of representatives from over 300 duty free operations originating from more than 60 different countries, and also showcases hundreds of exhibiting companies.

Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment!



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Strike Days in Spain Cancelled

Stevedores in Spain have cancelled their remaining strike days after the Stowage Reform Law they were opposing was shot down. Now the Congress of Deputies is calling for a re-write of the law and stevedores are rejoicing. As part of the celebration, the remaining strike days – originally scheduled for the 17th, 20th, 22nd, and 24th of March – have been called off.

While this is a step in the right direction, the situation at Spanish ports is still uncertain. Negotiations between the National Association of Stevedoring, the Ship Consignment Companies (Anesco), and the stevedores’ unions will continue, all parties searching for an agreeable solution to the conflict.

We will keep you posted of further developments. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.



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Closures & Delays at Ports of Boston & Baltimore

Conley Terminal at the Port of Boston has announced it will be closed tomorrow, March 14, 2017, due to the severe winter blizzard on course to hit the Northeast.

Dundalk Terminal in Baltimore will open at 8am after a two hour delay, but will close at normal time.

Please stay tuned for closure updates, and, as always, feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.


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