Gemini Shippers joins coalition seeking suspension of detention and demurrage charges

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Gemini Shippers Group joined almost 50 associations in a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission seeking relief from Demurrage and Detention changes in the wake on continuous operational challenges in Americas largest ports. A copy of the complete letter can be downloaded here: Coalition Letter to FMC 11.16 November 16, 2020…

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Americans for Free Trade coalition urges USTR to extend exclusions for products covered by the Section 301 China tariffs before they expire

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Gemini Shippers Group joined almost 200 Trade Associations  to urge the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to move expeditiously to extend exclusions for products covered by the Section 301 China tariffs before they expire on December 31, 2020. A copy of the letter is noted below.   November…

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Gemini Shippers Group joins assocition in letter to USTR on Vietnam Section 301 tariffs.

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Gemini Shippers Group joined a number of associations in a letter to the USTR’s office regarding possible section 301 tariffs on Veitnam The Honorable Robert E. Lighthizer United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20508 Docket Number: USTR-2020-0037 Dear Ambassador Lighthizer: On behalf of the undersigned organizations…

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FMC Commissioners Discuss Ocean Carrier Issues, Global Alliances, and Market Developments

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Market trends in trade lanes serving the United States and actions taken by both individual ocean carriers and global alliances in response to COVID-19 and related impacts to the shipping industry were the topics of today’s non-public meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission.   The FMC regularly holds meetings to…

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Section 301 updates

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Members Please see the attached notice,  announcing that USTR is extending 87 List 4A exclusions set to expire on September 1 through December 31, 2020. There are a number of exclusion including certain babies’ gowns, sleep sacks, swaddle sacks and blanket sleepers (item nos. 28-32), certain knit robes (item no. 27),…

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Federal Maritime Commision – Covid-19 Supply Chain Investigation Shifts Focus to NY/NJ in Phase Two

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Gemini Shippers Group will be part of the Federal Maritime Communion discussion of COVID-19 related impacts to the supply chain. You can learn about next phase of fact finding 29 below:   Commissioner Rebecca Dye’s Fact Finding investigation of COVID-19 related impacts to the supply chain (Fact Finding 29) is entering…

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FMC: Commissioner Dye Announces Findings of San Pedro Bay Discussions

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Commissioner Dye Announces Findings of San Pedro Bay Discussions   Posted June 17, 2020 Following conversations with the port directors in Los Angeles and Long Beach, ocean carrier chief executive officers, Southern California marine terminal operators, longshore labor leaders, and FMC Innovation Teams, Commissioner Rebecca Dye has identified approaches to…

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