Posts made in August 2018

Trans-Pacific Import Trade Update August 20, 2018

Dear Valued Client;

Please be advised that the Shanghai and Ningbo areas are being negatively impact by inclement weather.

The area is under typhoon warning/alerts for several potential storms.

Due to weather related condition carrier will typically adjust their schedules. We anticipate potential disruption to ETD and impacting the actual ETA.

We anticipate the disruption to be short term and directly relates to safety and weather condition. The major impact will be from now (August 20, 2018) thru the first week of September.

We apologize for any inconveniences created by this uncontrollable situation and will make every effort to minimize any impact to your supply chain.

Please contact your USPTI representative with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to serving as your preferred transportation provider.

Trans-Pacific Import Trade Update August 16, 2018

Dear Valued Client;

The Trans-Pacific Import market remains robust. In addition to the historical surge of import volume during this time of year we opine that the ongoing dialogue between the world’s two largest GNP’s on tariffs is creating a rush to get goods entered into the USA prior to scheduled potential tariff increases. Although no final date has been confirmed for pending tariff increases, we anticipate the issue will not be concluded until late September or October thus continuing the volume surge through September and potentially October in an effort to potentially avoid duty increases.

Container carriers are fully booked for the foreseeable future. Rates have adjusted to reflect current trading conditions.

The historical additional pitfalls of a peak season will also most likely impact your supply chains. Lack of truck availability, terminal congestion and equipment shortage at origin will potentially raise their ugly heads in the near future.

Challenges will continue. USPTI is prepared to assist in your effort to minimize your expose to these external forces by continuing to offer quality reliable service at market driven rates.

Our dedicated staffs in both the USA and China are committed to assisting in your efforts to minimize any potential disruptions to your import program.

Thank you for your support.

Please contact your USPTI representative with any concerns or comments.

USPTI Market Update August 14, 2018

The Trans-Pacific import market continues to be robust.
Current demand for container space is exceeding available space. With cargo volume exceeding supply rates are increasing rapidly.
We request our clients to book a minimum of 14 days prior to sailing and would recommend 21 days prior to sailing whenever possible.
Although container space is at a premium, USPTI is prepared to meet the needs of our clients on all shipments. We remain committed to offering quality reliable services at market driven rates.
Please contact your USPTI representative for updated trading conditions and current rate
Thank you for your support and we look forward to a continuing relationship of service.