USPTI Customer Advisory DEC-06-2021.

Date: December 6th, 2021Dear valued customers,As we’ve updated you about the market in our last advisory, Labor contract negotiations atWest Coast ports between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the InternationalLongshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) are looming. The current coastwide contr...


Dear customers, We continue to see a very strong Trans-Pacific eastbound market situation since the first quarter of 2021 to now. Space and equipment continue to be scarce. We’ve summarized some of the current TPEB market updates as below for you. US port congestion is still a pr...


The congestion and COVID issues at Yantian.

USPTI-Taiwan Announcement

Please be advised USPTI has officially received our Taiwan business license effective May 6,2021.USPTI will officially open our USPTI Taiwan office on May 14.2021.Our office address is:USPTI Taiwan , Inc.10F, NO, 289 SEC 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd.Da An Dist. Taipei City 106450, TaiwanT : ‪886-2-27789770F :...

EC Capacity/Market Update

Dear Valued Customer; The Trans -Pacific import market remains extremely strong with cargo volume exceeding vessel and container supply. Although West Coast demand continues to exceed supply, the East Coast demand far exceeds the East Coast supply.Blank sailings, terminal congestions coupl...

Market Update Feb 24,2021

Dear Valued Client, We continue to see a very strong market thru the first quarter of 2021 and beyond.  Space, and equipment continue to be scarce due to strong demand up to and immediately after Chinese New Year. It appeared  that there will not be a slow season and the strong c...

Trans Pacific Market Update Dec 11, 2020

Dear Valued Client The extremely strong  trading condition, with container volume exceeding available supply, is forecasted to remain strong through Chinese New Year. Equipment shortage throughout Asia will continue to impact the ability to secure equipment necessary for booking. ...

USPTI – Client Update Dec 4, 2020

Dear Valued Client; Thank you for your support during these difficult times. The past six months have been challenging due to the uncertainties created by the CoVid 19 pandemic. Demand for container space has outpaced container capacity and has created unprecedented increases in ocean frei...

USPTI Market Update Aug 21, 2019

Trans-pacific Import trading conditions are being impacted by uncertainty in duties and in general a concern over general economic conditions.Although volume is not anticipated to peak as substantially as in the past, carriers are voiding sailing which impacts supply and demand on a weekly base. Alt...

Requirements for First Sale Valuation

The First Sale rule could offer significant tariff savings for US importers.However, few companies have adopted this rule in practice, as the legal requirements, documentation headaches, and practical problems involved can be daunting at the beginning.Firstly, the multi-tier transaction generally mu...

Booking Forecast Request Update April 24, 2019

Dear Valued Client,USPTI senior management is in Asia for the routine yearly travel schedule and preparing for the spaces allotment and protection for our clients during the upcoming peak season.During all the meeting and discussion with various ocean carriers we anticipate available container space...

Market and Service Update March 19, 2019

As we move toward the historical Trans Pacific Eastbound contracting renewal season (May 1 ) we draw your attention to numerous blank (cancelled) during March, April and May. As carrier struggle with supply and demand, many carriers are opting to cancel sailings in an effort to artificially address ...

Trans-Pacific Inbound Market Update September 26, 2018

Trading conditions in the Trans-Pacific continue to remain volatile.USPTI anticipates a strong market in late October, November and early December asclients push to have goods received and entered into US commerce prior to the proposedadditional increases in tariffs (import duty) to 25%. The anticip...