Cyber-Attack Freezes Maersk’s Quoting and Booking Systems

Maersk and APM Terminal operations remain in a critical state as a result of cyber-attack Petya, the virus that has halted operations at nearly ten multinational corporations. In their latest press release, Maersk outlined the following points: Multiple Maersk IT

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Maersk the Latest Victim of Multinational Cyber-Attack

Maersk and its associated APM Terminals are the latest victims of the Petya Virus, a cyber-attack that commenced at daybreak Tuesday, June 27th in the Ukraine and Russia. The virus has already disrupted the operations of six multinational companies and

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Drawback and Reconciliation Updates for ACE – CBP Announces Deadlines

Mark your calendars! Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced July 8, 2017 as the effective date for transition to make the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) the sole electronic data interchange (EDI) system authorized by the Commissioner of CBP for processing electronic

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Japanese Carriers Merge into ONE, Ocean Network Express

Japan’s three major shipping lines announced plans to merge into a single, consolidated joint venture company; the timing, however, remains in question.  “K” Line, MOL, and NYK Lines intended to establish the Ocean Network Express (ONE) by April of 2018,

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Hapag and UASC Solidify Merger Agreement

Hapag-Lloyd (Hapag) and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have agreed to the terms of a merger that is expected to be completed by the end of the 3rd quarter. The merger will combine the 118 services of Hapag and the

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Food Importers Face FSVP Deadline, May 30, 2017

Attention food importers! The May 30 deadline to comply with FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) is mandatory and right around the corner. The Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) rule is intended to be a flexible, risk-based program to verify

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New Executive Order Targets AD/CVD Violations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin to implement “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws.” The Executive Order, signed on March 31, promotes the efficient and effective administration of U.S.

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Winter Storm Stella Closes Northeast Ports

Due to blizzard conditions forecast to affect our region, all terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey will be closed on March 14, 2017.  The port’s Winter Weather Plan will be in effect. The following Port of

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Charleston Office Relocation

Shapiro is excited to announce that our Charleston office will be relocating on Monday, March 13, 2017.  The office will remain open for standard business hours on Friday, March 10 and will close promptly at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Phone calls and emails

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FDA Currently Experiencing Multiple System Outages

FDA is currently experiencing outages across many applications, which prevents the processing of entries. The technical team is currently investigating. As a result, FDA’s Division of Food Defense Targeting will be operating under the prior notice scenario 2 contingency. These

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