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The novel coronavirus which is believed to have originated in a wild animal market in Wuhan (whose population rivals Detroit) when the virus made the jump from an animal to a human. From there, it has spread throughout China and thanks to the way humans travel nowdays far and wide by plane, it is rapidly […]

The way the issue has been portrayed, it would be easy to think that the only country with whom the US trades is China. In reality, the Section 301 duties and trade remedies applied by the United States government has moved China out of the top spot, returning fellow North American neighbor Canada to its […]

As we had previously published, RIM logistics, ltd. embarked upon a journey in 2019 to embrace various integration points within the supply chain, our own software, and the ability to provide a better overall customer experience. This month, we want to further update you on what this looks like and where we are headed in […]

Over the past week, there have been new developments for the EU (European Union) Tariffs and the Section 301 Tariffs: List 4 Exclusion Procedure that we want to ensure you are up to date on. EU Tariffs became effective on October 18, 2019: This situation has been ongoing ever since the US filed a complaint with the […]

On January 1, 2020, new regulations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will take effect, mandating that every ship in the world must use clean fuel with a sulfur content of less than 0.5%. In order to achieve this change from the current sulfur standard of 3.5%, ocean carriers have been working towards implementing a […]

For many years, there have been concerns and complaints about the European Union (EU) and the subsidies that have been alleged to be offered to Airbus by the US Government and some industries in the US. The US won in arbitration with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on October 2, 2019, regarding the Airbus case. “For […]

Incoterms® are published by the International Chamber of Commerce and in this, their 100th year, the group has provided an update to the previously issued Incoterms® 2010. For companies doing business internationally, the Incoterms® are the guidepost by which international buyers and sellers mutually agree to terms of sale that lay out responsibility for transportation-related […]

On September 11, 2019, President Trump announced that on a “gesture of good will,” the increase in tariffs from 25% to 30% on $250 billion of Chinese goods (Lists 1-3) will be delayed by two weeks. Originally, the effective date was set for October 1, 2019. Currently, the effective date of the increase has been pushed back to October 15, 2019. […]

Dear Valued Customer, Please find as follows an overview of the latest port and rail conditions in the areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  PORT CONDITION LEGEND  MIAMI – Port Status: Port Condition V   Terminal Ops Status: Will resume gate and yard ops Thu Sept 05th/06:00 Marine Ops Status: Resumed Traffic and Vessel ops Tuesday Sept 03rd/19:00 PORT […]

After battering the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian is expected to get dangerously close to Florida’s east coast late Tuesday into Wednesday, with threats then shifting to Jacksonville, Savannah and Charleston. Service disruptions are expected in all of the impacted areas. Please find an overview of the latest port conditions in the impacted areas, as follows: Southeast US […]