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Cathay Pacific add 2 Columbus Flights

Cathay Pacific airlines has added twice weekly 747 cargo flights from Hong Kong to Columbus.  This is great news for importers and exporters.  Air freight to and from China has just become faster and probably cheaper.   Also great news for the underused Columbus Richenbacker Airport.

Added by Jeff Cross on March 23, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Worst Case

Sometimes when you are importing you get hit delays.    Late vessel, Customs exam, or even a flat tire on the truck delivering your goods.   Recently, a customer had his worse case happen.   Wine in a temperature controlled container from Europe to the Port of New York with a final destination of Columbus was delayed two weeks. 

First was a weather delay.  The ship arrived on time but could not be unloaded for three days because of port congestion.   The bad weather backed up the…

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Added by Jeff Cross on March 17, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

Bad Addresses & Customs Bonds

 

US Customs is tagging importers continuous bonds if they have an old or bad address for the importer.   Now would be a good time to confirm the address US Customs has for your business is correct.    Contact your broker and ask for a Bond Query on their ABI system.  It only takes a few minutes.  

If the address returned by the query is incorrect or outdated your customs broker can easily update Customs.   It takes a…

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Added by Jeff Cross on March 6, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

Weather & Chinese New Year.

 

Importers and Exporters are having all their cargo delayed.   

Importers are just now getting new shipments in because of the two week vacaction the Chinese take this time of year.    From Jan 31 to the middle of Feb. nothing moved in China.   Of course, even after everyone returned to work it took some time for the factories to gear back up & fill those orders.   Columbus should be seeing those imports arriving soon. 

 

The exporters have had troubles…

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Added by Jeff Cross on March 4, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

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