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FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER - ACE TO BE SYSTEM OF RECORD

By the end of this month ACE will become the “System of Record” for filings dealing with Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It is also intended to act as a portal for all trade related filings and is being phased in over the course of this year. It is evident that this portal is integral to the government’s focus and interaction with those industries and individuals involved in the ever-growing global trade and transportation sectors. It is no surprise, therefore, that the system requirements specify Windows operating system (OS) because it is still the predominant operating system throughout most sectors . . . Read the full newsletter by clicking the PDF link below.

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JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER - A LOOK AHEAD

Though the decisions may have been made in the 3rd and 4th quarters of last year, the impact of the mergers and acquisitions of several carriers will only begin to impact the industry as we progress through 2016. While these initiatives may alter some of the rate trajectory, it is likely that without substantial reduction in overcapacity, rate depression will continue to affect most trade lanes. Projections, at least short term, within the oil industry remain pessimistic and therefore continued low cost fuel, while beneficial to consumers, will continue to affect a wide range of industries and continue to impact currencies and economies reliant on this sector for investment and stability . . . Read the full newsletter by clicking the PDF link below.

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