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End of year swing to the east

West coast ports have lost market share to east coast ports as many took the congestion earlier this year at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as a sign to move their voyages to arrive on the opposite side of the country. Concerns are now being raised, as the west coast sees a slower season than in recent years, that those moves could be long-term if not permanent. Unfortunately, the reasons for the shift are more complex than the number of ships we saw queued at the port this same time last year. 

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FMC looks at rates and retaliation

The FMC is working hard to keep carriers accountable as investigations into retaliation and discrimination against shippers who reported fee and demurrage charges that were erroneously applied. Hot on the heels of the news that ocean rates are dropping, causing contract rates to become much higher than the spot market, the FMC’s look into carrier actions is likely overdue. 

Considering the plan to manage falling rates will be blanked sailings, rolled bookings, and service reductions, those bandaid-on-bullet-wound solutions are geared to lowering the available capacity to drive up rates artificially, just the behavior the FMC should be investigating.

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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 started 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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As ocean freight rates tumble from their pandemic peaks, shippers are finding themselves stuck with contract rates that are a great deal higher than the spot options available. This is why you need an expert logistics partner to advocate for you. Contact Coppersmith today for more.

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Coppersmith will observe the following hours this holiday season:

December 26, 2022 - Closed for the Christmas Holiday.

January 2, 2023 - Closed for the New Year's Day Holiday.

Contact us to plan ahead.
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