News & Events

Truckers: Customers ‘Fed Up’ With NY-NJ delays

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Truckers: Customers ‘Fed Up’ With NY-NJ Delays Emergency Port Congestion Fee Letter Drayage industry leaders say the Port of New York and New Jersey faces the loss of cargo to rival gateways unless it can end delays that have produced seven consecutive weeks of long truck lines outside container terminals. Customers “are getting fed up,” […]

Alba Wheels Up is Experiencing Email Difficulties

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Alba Wheels Up is experiencing technical difficulties with emails.  Please resend all emails sent on Monday, July 22 from 8 AM EST thru today. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

FULL ENFORCEMENT OF ISF & LIQUIDATED DAMAGES TO BE ASSESSED

Friday, June 7th, 2013

FULL ENFORCEMENT OF ISF & LIQUIDATED DAMAGES TO BE ASSESSED URGENT NOTICE! U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted the following notice: In order to achieve the most compliance with the least disruption to the trade and to domestic port operations, CBP has been applying a measured and commonsense approach to Importer Security Filing (ISF […]

GSP Due to Expire July 31, 2013

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

GSP Due to Expire July 31, 2013 (05/02/2013)     The Generalized System of Preferences (“GSP”) trade preference program is due to expire on July 31, 2013. CBP has no information as to whether or not this preference program will be renewed and if it is renewed, whether there will be a lapse period, or […]

ATPA/ATPDEA Due to Expire July 31, 2013

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

ATPA/ATPDEA Due to Expire July 31, 2013  (05/02/2013)     The ATPA and ATPDEA (“Andean”) trade preference programs are due to expire on July 31, 2013. CBP has no information as to whether or not these preference programs will be renewed and if they are renewed, whether there will be a lapse period, or whether […]

ILA Members Overwhelming Ratify New Six-Year Master Contract

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

New York-New Jersey ILA Group Says Yes to Local Agreement NORTH BERGEN, NJ – A new six-year Master Contract, covering some 14,500 waterfront workers belonging to the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO (ILA) was overwhelming approved by ILA members today in a ratification vote conducted at ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast. The ILA negotiated […]

Sequester update 4-4-2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Acting Commissioner of CBP Thomas Winkowski sent the letter copied below to all CBP employees. The Office of Administration’s review of the Continuing Resolution was apparently successful in finding the funding flexibility necessary to postpone implementation of both furloughs and overtime de-authorization.   Updated Information on FY 2013 Budget   To the men and women […]

Sequester update

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Sequestration Update: The recently passed continuing resolution budget that goes to the end of this year included additional funds for CBP. The funding bill included some additional money to CBP’s budget beyond what was expected with the sequestration budget cuts. CBP is reviewing the impact of the continuing resolution with the Office of Management and […]

ILA Master Contract Update

Friday, March 29th, 2013

ILA MASTER CONTRACT UPDATE Increases in Wages, Protection of Container Royalty and Jurisdiction And Strong National Health Care Plan (MILA) Among Reasons ILA Wage Scale Committee and President Harold Daggett Urging Ratification of New Master Contract On April 9th 03/28/2013 NORTH BERGEN, NJ -Harold J. Daggett, President, International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO tells ILA members that […]

Resumption of Overtime Requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Overtime Clearances

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Resumption of Overtime Requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Overtime Clearance Services DATE:                                   MAR 19 2013   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has received notification, dated March 18, 2013, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), concerning the resumption of overtime requests for all overtime activities at ports of entry by FWS. Effective […]