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Mandatory treatment for containerised goods shipped via ocean to Australia from Italy

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Risk Season 2017-18 Mandatory treatment for containerised goods from Italy From 17 January 2018, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia introduced...

Air Freight Cargo Congestion Advisory

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Dear valued Customers, Columbia Transport would like to inform you that due the holidays and winter approaching the Air Freight Market is currently experiencing a very high demand. At...

Logistics workers on strike in Italy on Oct 30 and 31, 2017

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We are sorry to inform you that the general strike of transport and logistics called by the Unions on the 30 and 31 of October was confirmed. This strike...

U.S. CBP ISSUANCE of WOOD PACKAGING MATERIAL PENALTIES

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U.S. CUSTOMS and BORDER PROTECTION has changed its policy with respect to the application of Penalties for the importation of violative Solid Wood Packaging Materials. Until now, penalties were...

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International Shipping Remains Strong; Carriers raising their rates

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Import and export volumes around the globe continue to increase in early 2017.  This is good news for international ocean and air carriers, as they experience record volumes of...

35 Years of Columbia Transport

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On February 8, 2017, Columbia Transport celebrated the 35th Anniversary

Effective July 1st, 2016, Shippers Must Report Verified Gross Mass (VGM) to Carriers

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A requirement to report the actual weight (described as “verified gross mass” or VGM) of the freight in ocean containers to the carriers will soon add additional responsibilities for...

SOLAS obliges Shippers to declare the Verified Gross Mass of the containers before their loading

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The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new regulation regarding the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) obliges the Shippers to declare the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of the containers...