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Weather Related Service Update: Hurricane Dorian

Friday,  September 6, 2019: Hurricane Dorian Update: Life- threatening storm surge and dangerous winds will continue for the next several hours along portions of the North Carolina coast, portions of southeast Virginia and the southern Chesapeake Bay. Flash flooding is expected for portions of northeastern North Carolina into far southeast Virginia. Dangerous storm surge impacts… Continue Reading


San Juan Port Closure: Effective Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Valued Customers of Caribbean Shipping Services, Inc. Due to Tropical Storm Dorian, the USCG has closed the port in San Juan. Safety is our main priority, therefore our office in Puerto Rico will be closed as well until it is deemed safe. For immediate assistance, please contact our Jacksonville terminal at 904-247-0031 or email at:… Continue Reading


Preparing for an IMO 2020 World

Maritime shipping, one of the greatest contributors to pollution and carbon emissions on the planet, accounts for about 10% of oil used in global transportation, or 4.4 million barrels a day. According to HSBC, an average container vessel, consuming 80 tons a day of high-sulfur fuel, emits the equivalent in sulfur oxides of 46 million… Continue Reading


Electronic Logging Device Mandate

6 Things You Might Not Know About the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate With the final Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate coming later this year, and with Canada now implementing a similar law in 2021, shippers should be thinking about how these new regulations impact their transportation flows and logistics processes. At a time when… Continue Reading


CVSA’s Brake Safety Week

Brake Safety Week Begins Sunday 9/15/2019 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is scheduled for mid-September. Between Sunday, September 15 through Saturday, September 21, CVSA officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial vehicles throughout North America. Any Commercial vehicles with critical brake violations, or other inspection violations will be restricted from… Continue Reading


CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week: July 14-20

CVSA keeping North America’s highways safe with Operation Safe Driver week The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week is here. Throughout the week of July 14th through July 20th, law enforcement nation-wide will be on the lookout for commercial vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous behavior. This year’s Safe Driver… Continue Reading


Severe Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Barry

Thursday, July 11, 2019: New Orleans has been inundated with heavy rains associated with the developing storm system in the Gulf of Mexico which is forecast to intensify to hurricane strength by Friday. The system has already caused widespread flooding along with many road closures and delays at the ports and rails. Container and breakbulk… Continue Reading


Commitment to Safe Logistics

Here’s how the world’s logistics and supply chain organizations are showing their commitment to safe logistics —both onsite and on the road. Whether they’re delivering products via the world’s oceans, driving them from town to town, or storing them in a warehouse for last-mile deliveries, today’s logistics and transportation companies are focusing on their commitment… Continue Reading


Severe Weather Alert: Multiple Tornadoes & Flash Flooding From Texas to Missouri

As many as 19 tornadoes reportedly impacted central Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas Monday, 05/20/2019.  The severe weather brought destructive high-speed winds, heavy rain and large hail. Flash flood emergencies have been issues for areas in the impacted zone: www.weather.gov The National Weather Service warns that the severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and heavy rain threat… Continue Reading


Permit Required for Truckers in Insect Quarantine Area

To help stop the spread of an invasive species of insect, The Spotted Lanternfly, the agriculture departments within each impacted state have instituted a quarantine zone that includes 14 Pennsylvania counties, three New Jersey counties and one county in both Delaware and Virginia. Counties Currently Affected Include: Pennsylvania: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe,… Continue Reading