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Port of LA/LB “EMERGENCY FEE” SURCHARGE

Port of LA/LB “EMERGENCY FEE” SURCHARGE

In reaction to the ongoing historic container port congestion, the Biden Administration announced on October 25th that effective November 1, 2021, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will begin charging an “emergency fee” on all long dwelling cargo. The fee will...

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ALERT:  Port Congestion Update

ALERT: Port Congestion Update

The port congestion at LA port has worsened and is currently at a record high of approximately 100 ships sitting at the horizon forming a line of vessels. On average there would typically be about 17 ships at anchor during pre-pandemic times, however, the recent rise...

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ASSESSING THE HEALTH OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

ASSESSING THE HEALTH OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK EVALUATION ASSESSING THE HEALTH OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN Is your business the same as it was five years ago, or even three years ago? If your company is like most, your suppliers, customers and even your product offering have changed over time. As a...

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PVC, PP prices on the move in September

PVC, PP prices on the move in September

North American PVC resin prices saw a small increase in September, with regional polypropylene prices down slightly and prices for all other commodity resins flat for the month. Suspension PVC prices moved up 2 cents in September after a similar hike in August. Prices...

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