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The United States and China have been working feverishly to reach some agreement since the imposition of the 90-day extension granted by the Trump administration following meetings at the G-20 Summit at the end of November. Most recently, a delegation of US officials including Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and USTR Lighthizer traveled again to Beijing last […]

The US West Coast container terminals and inland rail terminals are facing significant delays; in some cases, delays are being measured in weeks. The main delays from Los Angeles and Long Beach are due to the surge of imports back in December. This “surge” is now spreading inland. The significant ocean container volume increases have had a […]

As the government shutdown continues into its second month, the impact on the US supply chain is beginning to be felt more acutely. U.S. federal agencies and industries involved with the movement of goods are feeling a greater strain with each passing day, which in turn is trickling down to businesses across the country. Aviation […]

The U.S. Government shutdown went into effect on Saturday, December 22, 2018, resulting in mandatory furloughs and limited staffing of many U.S. Government Agencies.  Additional information will continue to become available as the shutdown continues.   The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) posted the statuses of the below agencies:   […]

We would like to inform you that almost all of the US West Coast ocean terminal operations and most major US rail yards have been experiencing extreme congestion due to increased import volumes.  Please know that RIM logistics, ltd. is doing everything possible to expedite your shipments.  Based on the current port and rail conditions, all […]

RIM makes every effort to exercise our due diligence when selecting carriers for our clients’ cargo. Whether by air, land or sea, we ask the questions to match the price, transit time and routing that makes the most sense. For ocean freight arriving on the west coast and moving inland, while we have a handful […]

The Federal Register has officially announced the delay of the January 1, 2019, tariff increases. The postponement was first announced by leaders of the U.S. and China on December 1, 2018. Both parties have set a 90-day period for further negotiations. In the event that an agreement cannot be made, the tariff increases (10% to 25%) are […]