Shapiro and Customs offices closed on December 25-26, 2014

All Shapiro offices will be closed on December 25-26, 2014, in celebration of the holiday season.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offices will be closed on both days as well, following President Obama’s Executive Order designating Friday, 12/26, as a

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Low Sulfur Surcharge in Effect for 2015

Stemming from a 2012 global treaty agreement to reduce sulfuric emissions along the U.S. and Canadian coastlines, carriers will begin the implementation of a Low Sulfur Surcharge (LSS) starting January 1, 2015.  The new regulation requires shipping lines to burn low-sulfur

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G6 Alliance Halts Los Angeles Port Call

The G6 alliance announced late last week the removal of its eastbound Los Angeles port of call from their Pacific Atlantic 1 service (PA1) from rotation citing severe US West Coast port congestion.  The G6 alliance of carriers includes:  Hapag-Lloyd

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