News

七月-31-2018

Trans-Pacific Market Update July 25, 2018

Dear Valued Client;The Trans-Pacific inbound markets continues to be volatile. Demand for container space is currently greater than supply.We anticipate demand to exceed supply for the next 45 to 60 days at minimum. Please plan accordingly.We request each to send your booking request as early as pos...
七月-31-2018

Trans-Pacific Market Update July 31, 2018

Dear Valued Client;The Trans-Pacific inbound market is extremely robust.All carriers are currently booked at 100% capacity through August 14. USPTI anticipates container space to be at a premiumIn the short term. Due to current relationship between supply and demand rate have increases substantially...
七月-13-2018

USPTI Market and Trade Update July 2018

Dear Valued Client;To date this year, we have seen rising fuel prices, new environmental regulations, tighter intermodal capacity, trucker shortages, occasional labor issues, etc. These factors have created a chaotic environment in world trade and specifically in the Trans-Pacific trade.Additionally...
六月-20-2018

USPTI Monthly Update June 20, 2018

Duty IncreasesAs international politics continue in the ongoing trade negotiations, the U S Department of Treasury has issued a first and second set of items that will be impacted and duty increases of 25% to be applied on set one effective July 6,2018.This list of products consists of two sets of U...
六月-11-2018

USPTI Monthly Update June 5, 2018

Below please find several articles outling the proposed increases in bunker as well as scheduled general rate increases. Additional please note the update/changes for China Customs Advanced Manifest, The price of oil continues to escalate carriers are prepared to pass the increases on to the ac...
四月-25-2018

USPTI Market Update April/May 2018

Over the past several years the landscape of international ocean carriers has changed dramatically. Mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy combined with ocean carrier alliances restructurings have been at the fore front of international trading news. Some of the changes are:  A brief summary of s...
十二月-11-2017

Truck Capacity Challenges in the U.S.

The U.S. Domestic & International trucking sectors are currently facing a number of challenges that are causing a significant shortage of available trucking capacity.Those major factors which are responsible for impacting truck power capacity are as follows:– Diminishing driver workforce / Diffi...
十二月-08-2017

USPTI December Market Update

USPTI and our clients continue to watch rates change rapidly. As previously note in our market updates; rates remain volatile. We anticipate rates to remain volatile thru mid-January and then begin to inch upward in anticipation of Chinese New Year. Supply and demand continue to be imbalanced and wi...
十月-05-2017

Market Update October 2, 2017

Trading conditions remain volatile in the Trans-Pacific import market.  The anticipated historical peak season was short lived with volume near achieving levels that exceeded supply. Although one could anticipate a spike in volume prior to Chinese New Year, USPTI anticipates the market to be at...
七月-05-2017

The SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement

January 2015 – The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified weight. The shipper is responsible for the verification of th...
七月-05-2017

U.S. durable goods orders tick up in March

New orders for manufactured durable goods grew 0.8 percent to $230.7 billion in March 2016 following a revised 3.1 percent monthly decrease in February, according to data from the United States Census Bureau.New orders for manufactured durable goods in the United States ticked up in March 2016 after...
七月-05-2017

Trans-Pacific Inbound Market Update

Dear Valued Customer:As we move through the historical peak season in the Trans-Pacific Import trade, USPTI would offer the following comments related to current and anticipated trading conditions. Overall cargo volume continues to increase.East Coast With the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, t...
七月-05-2017

The Trans Pacific inbound market remains volatile.

During the months of October and November we saw not only increased demand for space but also increased rates. For December we anticipate rates to stabilize in the first half of the month consistent with current supply and demand. One should anticipate increased freight charges in the last half of t...
七月-05-2017

Logistic Partners Guidelines

A logistics company partner is often required in order to effectively run all aspects of a business within the transportation industry. However, logistics companies must be organized and consistently improving in order to meet client needs. USPTI proposes the top three ways in which to enhance opera...
七月-05-2017

USPTI Market Update

September 2017The Trans-Pacific import market remains volatile. As carriers continue to attempt to artificially adjust supply and demand rates remain at competitive levels. Carriers continue to file rates increase but have had limited success in implementing the increases in their entirety. The cons...
七月-05-2017

Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Surcharges

As per the SOLAS regulation, effective 1 July, 2016, it is the shipper’s responsibility to provide the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) to USPTI or the port terminal facility representative upon the delivery of the container to the port facility and prior to loading.“VGM rule” prescribes two methods by whi...
七月-05-2017

Feb News !

Despite an apparent recovery in the container shipping industry as seen in higher spot rates and shipping company share prices, there remain parallel, divergent narratives as to how strong the market truly is.Several observers, analysts and carriers are convinced the market is recovering off an extr...