Weather Related Service Update: Earthquake offshore of Puerto Rico

Tuesday, January 7, 2020: A magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred offshore of Puerto Rico and has affected multiple countries, causing power outages and impacting our Puerto Rico Operations. For the safety of our local operations team, we will be following the guidance of local officials and maintaining operations as feasible under the current conditions. We will… Continue Reading

NMFC Classification Changes

To our valued customers, In our efforts to provide the most pertinent information regarding your logistics operations, we are sharing the recently proposed CCSB (Commodity Classification Standards Board) changes to the current NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) standards in which all LTL freight is classified. In order to determine if any of your current freight’s… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Winter Storm Ezekiel

Monday, December 2, 2019: The National Weather Service has issued this notice: A powerful coastal storm will affect the Northeastern and New England coastline over the next couple of days. Heavy snow is likely from the spine of the Appalachians into interior portions of the Northeast and much of New England. Snow is already falling… Continue Reading

Potential Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) Strike

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) could go on strike against the Canadian National (CN) as early as November 19, 2019. Approximately 3,000 conductors, trainpersons and yardpersons recently voted 99.2% in favor of a strike. The union gave its strike notice ahead of the Tuesday deadline. The legally mandated conciliation period ended October 25, 2019…. Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Incoterms® 2020

Updated with every new decade, the trade definitions known as Incoterms® are on track for some minor adjustments on January 1, 2020. Here’s what you need to know about it. Originally published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in 1936, Incoterms® are a set of rules establishing the simple, 3-letter acronyms that importers, exporters,… Continue Reading

Service Announcement: Thanksgiving Cut-Offs & Closures

November 12, 2019 Valued Customers of Caribbean Shipping Services, Inc. Please be advised of the following receiving cut-offs and facility closures the week of the Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, 11/27 – 12:00 PM (EST) Receiving Cut-Off Thursday, 11/28 – *Receiving is Closed* Friday, 11/29 – *Receiving is Closed* Our facilities will be closed Thursday (11/28) and… Continue Reading

Odyssey North America Logistics Update

As we enter the final quarter of 2019, we understand the importance of finishing the year strong to meet & exceed your yearly objectives and set yourself up for success as we look ahead to 2020. In order to make sure you are positioned to achieve this we have put together the following “North American… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen

Friday, October 18, 2019: There is a storm surge warning in effect for the Florida Gulf Coast from Indian Pass to Clearwater Beach. Life-threating storm surge and water levels up to 5 feet above ground level are expected later today. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the central and eastern Gulf Coast where force… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Typhoon Hagibis

Friday, October 11, 2019: A powerful Typhoon is expected to hit Japan this weekend. The monstrous storm will bring the heaviest rain and winds the area has seen in over 60 years. In the preparation, the area has shut down stores, factories, subway systems and many airlines with flights to and from Japan. Storm Hagibis… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Tropical Depression Imelda

Friday, September 20, 2019: The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for parts of southwestern San Jacinto, southeastern Montgomery, northwestern Chambers, southwestern Liberty and northeastern and north-central Harris counties. A flash flood emergency was also declared in southwestern Newton County, southern Hardin County, Orange County and southeastern Jasper County. More than 57,000 homes… Continue Reading