Los Angeles Port holding strong among Shanghai lockdowns

Miami Ports

The Port of Los Angeles, as of May 6th is still holding firm, not showing any reported impacts from the COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai, China. According to Director Gene Seroka, There has been “no dramatic change” in the number of vessels leaving China, as vessel numbers bound for the San Pedro Bay remain “pretty consistent,” Seroka said. The number of ships departing Asia on Friday … Read More

Meet the Employees of the First Quarter of 2022

Arantxa Símbala Ibarra| Import Coordinator | GLC-Inc Ecuadorian, Arantxa joined GLC in July of 2021 as part of our internship program. Prior to GLC, she worked for an Ecuadorian Import company. She was responsible for importing premium brand products such as wines, groceries, chocolates, and snacks from Europe, America, and Asia. As an Import Coordinator in our Chicago Office, she loves incorporating her experience as … Read More

In the Midst of Chaos: United Airlines Emerging Stronger

benefits of transloading

In the midst of the chaos of COVID-19, and all the shutdowns and supply chain woes, United Airlines made a stellar performance in the first quarter of 2022. CEO Scott Kirby reported on his LinkedIn“ United is exiting the tunnel”, after 2 years of cutbacks and losses stemming from the pandemic.  It is reported that Sales from United improved 119%, from pre-pandemic levels, 26% better … Read More

New CBP Updates: Reinstatement of Certain China Exclusions

Customs Question of the Month

At the end of March 2022, the office of the United States Trade Representative announced the reinstatement of certain exclusions from China section 301 tariffs.  This new product exclusions fall under HTSUS classification 9903.88.67, according to the aforementioned office. These said Section 301 China tariff exclusions were previously expired on Dec 21, 2020, and reinstated until December 31, 2022. These exclusions apply to roughly 500 … Read More

What is the Government Confidentiality Request Portal?

question of the month

Customs Q&A of the Month: What is the Government Confidentiality Request Portal? with Licensed Customs Broker, Jessica Parks Did you know that information and data appearing on outward and inward manifests can be disclosed to interested members of the public? Information that is currently available to the public: • Consignee´s Name and Address • Shipper´s Name and Address • Notify Party Name and Address • … Read More

The Future of International Air Cargo Services

What are international cargo services?  Simply, international cargo refers to any goods being transported through an air carrier. Airfreight, as most call it is arguably the most valuable form of transport due to its nature. Freight transported by an air carrier is the fastest mode of transportation for international freight, and domestic freight if moving across large areas. Due to its fast nature, it’s critical … Read More

Meet our Employees of the Last Quarter 2021

DIANE GUZMAN | Accounts receivable Manager| GLC Inc. Los Angeles, CA Diane joined GLC in October of 2019 and started with a hybrid role. She had administrative duties and learned about our Accounts Receivables. Now, almost two and a half years later, she is the Accounts Receivables manager. Being able to transition and flourish into a new role is what she loves most about working … Read More

Supply chain crisis is not over and could last until 2023

port congestion

Is it the longest congestion ever? Maybe. Great news for one side of the industry and bad news for the other. With container freight rates and port congestion in the worst position compared to 2020 and 2021, the situation doesn´t expect to change until next year, 2023.