Airfreight markets in the first six months of 2016 were “substantially weaker” than passenger markets, posting marginal 0.5 percent year-over-year growth, according to data from Airports Council International.
Container volumes in the transpacific trade between Asia and West Coast North America jumped 5.5 percent year-over-year in the first six months of 2016, while Asia-Europe volumes ticked up 1.1 percent, according to the London-based maritime consultant.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has released a new web-based interface that allows the public to more easily monitor changes in U.S. imports.
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Crisis in Syria, Libya and elsewhere have generated massive flows of migrants, increasing the risk of stowaways on cargo vessels, a port official said.
The Advanced Air Cargo Screening pilot program has been analyzing pre-departure shipment data from voluntary participants for over five years, but U.S. Customs said it wants to iron out details before promulgating a rule for the entire air cargo industry.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has recommended to the White House that certain changes to the country’s Harmonized Tariff Schedule be made to conform with the World Customs Organization’s amendments to the global harmonized system.