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Sea and sky offerings to intermingle

After the booming ocean cargo season that turned a sprinkle of profit into a firehose, any slowdown will feel like the world is ending for ocean carriers. So to maintain their success, some of the biggest ocean carriers are announcing an air cargo arm to bolster their service offerings and offset the reduction in ocean freight profits. However, by moving towards air cargo services, they’re weighing an increased cost (air freight is significantly more expensive) against the speed and efficiency of using aircraft. 

One of the critical issues for carriers considering air freight services is cost. Nowhere is it more evident than in oversized, heavy freight that takes up significant percentages of air capacity. Carriers are looking less for heavy freight diversion and more at smaller and ultra-critical cargo that’s doing a disservice to the industry by sitting on the water for days. As e-commerce continues to boom, shippers are looking skyward for solutions.

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Coppersmith supports the Special Olympics

The Special Olympics has always been important to Coppersmith. A Coppersmith family member was born with Down Syndrome, and the Special Olympics is an organization focused on and dedicated to empowering these extremely special and wonderful people. The happiness and optimism of people born with Down Syndrome never fades. They are a ray of sunlight to those in their lives and around them. We encourage all our readers to learn more about this incredible organization and its great work!

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URGENT: Renewal of FDA Food Facility Registration Begins Oct. 1 - DUNS Number is Now Required.

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Facility Registration Renewal is about to begin—starting Oct. 1 and continuing through Dec. 31, 2022. All food facilities in your clients’ supply chains must submit a timely renewal. Failure to do so will cause product to be denied entry into the U.S. Contact Coppersmith for assistance

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The world is still watching the negotiations between the ILWU and PMA as they move into their third month past the June deadline for a contract agreement. While there has been no rumblings of trouble, the delays are disheartening.

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After a concerning week, the Class 1 railroads have come to a tentative agreement after the United States logistics community braced for the possibility of a full shutdown, an action that worked as a practice run for another time. 

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