How is Covid-19 Impacting the World’s Supply Chains?

Here’s an overview of what we now know about the new coronavirus and its potential impacts on the world’s supply chains. Now officially known as “COVID-19” the new coronavirus is making daily headlines as countries around the world rush to address and/or contain the outbreak. Sitting at the epicenter is China, a country that became… Continue Reading

How Will Coronavirus Impact the World’s Logistics and Supply Chains?

Here’s the latest on the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, tips on how to protect yourself, and a look at how the virus could impact the world’s supply chains. As more companies shut down their operations in China; airlines halt flights in and out of the country; and individuals protect themselves from the novel coronavirus… Continue Reading

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