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Scarbrough News Update
Mexican Government Spending
$5 Billion On Ports
 


The Mexican government is pumping $5 billion into its ports, as the country's rising middle class demands more imports and Mexico rises as a regional manufacturing powerhouse. The Mexican President is pushing forward 25 new projects, including an expansion at the port of Veracruz, which will triple the port's capacity over the next 25 years and cost close to $2 billion.



Volumes Surge at L.A, Long Beach Ports
 


The port of Los Angeles and Long Beach broke container volume records in March, as they worked off the cargo backlog that developed during the continuous dockworker contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and its employers earlier this year.


What Shrinking Capacity, Increased Regulations and
Driver Shortage Mean to You!

 


After years of truckload carriers wooing shippers with low rates, expanded service offerings and intense engagement models, a perfect storm is underway that puts shippers and logistics providers in the awkward position of wooing the carriers. Why has this happened?

GSP Renewal 
 

 
GSP renewal will retroactively cover all products, except those from Russia and Bangladesh. Duty refunds would not include interest. The legislation extends GSP coverage through the end of 2017.

Importing wood, tools, or furniture? Read about new Lacey Act enforcement here. Effective August 2015. 



Panama Canal 
Expansion Project Almost Finished

 



Did you know...
Some 52 million gallons of water is used each time a ship makes a trip through the canal? The new locks will use 7% less water and will be available in 2016.


Asia to North America GRI
 


GRI is announced for May 1, 2015.
$540 / $600 / $675  per  20'/40'/40HQ


*Please be aware that GRI amounts and implementation dates continue to change.  We will keep you updated!

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