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Holiday Notice – Worldwide

Last Updated: Apr 24 2018
Offices in several countries around the world will be closed on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, for Labor Day/International Worker’s Day...

Strike at Canadian Pacific Railways Avoided For Now

Last Updated: Apr 23 2018
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) advises that an agreement has been reached with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) that avoids the potential work stoppage...

Holiday Notice - Japan

Last Updated: Apr 19 2018
Offices in Japan will be closed for National Holidays on April 28-30, 2018 and May 3-6, 2018. Many offices will also be closed on May 1 and 2 as they extend time-off into a long holiday.

Customs Strike in Brazil

Last Updated: Apr 19 2018
An ongoing strike by Brazilian Customs workers over health benefits is impacting import and export shipments to and from Brazil...

Asia to US Rate Development

Last Updated: Apr 18 2018
Please find below updates to the following items: Peak Season Surcharge 04/15/18 (# 58-59), General Rate Increase Filed 04/15/18 (# 133-01), General Rate Increase Filed 05/15/18 (# 135)...

PierPass to Replace OffPeak with Flat Container Fee

Last Updated: Apr 16 2018
PierPass is replacing the OffPeak program, in place since 2005 to encourage trucks to move containerized cargo at night at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and to fund nighttime operations at the 12 marine terminals in the port with a flat fee...

US Ports - Labor Contracts

Last Updated: Apr 16 2018
The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) scheduled meetings for June 5-7 for further contract discussions....

Holiday Notice - Netherlands

Last Updated: Apr 16 2018
Offices in The Netherlands will be closed on April 27, 2018 in observation of King’s Day.

“Import Compliance -- Basics of Importing” Seminar - Knoxville

Last Updated: Apr 16 2018
When: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018. Where: Hilton Knoxville Airport, Leconte Room, 2001 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, TN 37701 Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Cost: $195.00 ... Additional participants from the same company are $165 each...

India: Mandatory Declaration of GSTIN, IEC and e-mail address of Importer to be included in the Bill of Lading obtained by Shipper

Last Updated: Mar 26 2018
Please be advised that the Commissioner of Customs, India has issued a public notification no. 33/2018 dated 7 March 2018, which mandates that with effect from 1 April 2018, importers are required to ensure the following basic details...

Ocean Freight Market Faces Record Deliveries Of Ultra-Large Containerships

Last Updated: Jan 15 2018
Although some carriers deferred deliveries of ultra-large containerships (ULCs) this year, 2018 will see a record number of these vessels being added to the worldwide container fleet...

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India: Mandatory Declaration of GSTIN, IEC and e-mail address of Importer to be included in the Bill of Lading obtained by Shipper

Mar 26 2018

Please be advised that the Commissioner of Customs, India has issued a public notification no. 33/2018 dated 7 March 2018, which mandates that with effect from 1 April 2018, importers are required to ensure the following basic details...

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Selling to China Seminar

Oct 11 2016

Is your company best positioned to take full advantage of Tennessee’s third largest export market? China is a strong buyer of many goods and services from the United States. In 2015, the US exported over $116 billion to China,..

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Aug 9 2016

The 12 countries of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) account for 40 percent of global GDP and more than 800 million consumers. The TPP includes top markets such as...

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Basics Of Exporting Workshop - You Are Invited!

Mar 25 2016

V. Alexander & Co., Inc. is excited to announce the scheduling of our “Basics of Exporting” Workshop and we would like to formally invite you to attend! We are honored to host this event at the Nashville Airport Marriott,...

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Nashville Startup Global Seminar

Jun 30 2015

Join V. Alexander's own Chris Schmid, Senior Vice President, on 7 July at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center...

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