The U.S. gross domestic product increased 1.2 percent in the second quarter 2016, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of just 0.8 percent in the first quarter.
The American Association of Port Authorities is concerned that local agencies with no nexus to ports are taking advantage of a federal program designed to help ports pay for security needs.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based parcel giant posted a net income of $1.27 billion for the second quarter of 2016 on revenues of $14.63 billion, year-over-year increases of 3.2 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively.
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House lawmakers and port authorities want the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allocate more new personnel to ports, allowing for cargo and cruise passengers to be cleared faster for entry.
Effective tomorrow, filers must file entries for cargo release and corresponding entry summaries for quota merchandise.
The massive $5.3 billion project comes with “considerable safety concerns,” which could lead to accidents and delays for shippers and higher claims for insurers, according to a new report from the London-based risk management consultancy.