Panama Canal Update
Starting in November, the Panama Canal Authority will further restrict the number of daily transits to 31 from the normal 36. So far, container shipments have not been delayed, however, with these new restrictions container shipments may begin to experience delays of a few days.
Foreign producers can now begin to allocate 2024 CBMA assignments to importers. The TTB is requiring foreign producers to confirm their FDA information in their MyTTB portal. In order to make 2024 assignments, an “ownership review” of the foreign producer’s FDA information will need to be up to date. To stay in compliance, please check in with your supplier on completing this task. Here is a link to the TTB FAQ Site, please view CB-FP14 for information on how your supplier will complete the “ownership review.” For any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despite some significant improvements at Hillebrand Last Mile/Sidekick, there continue to be delays. After some inbounds took 20 days in prior weeks, our wait-time for inbounds has been cut to approximately 2 weeks, with an expected return to normal 24-48 hour turnarounds by mid-November. Sidekick is aware of the sensitivity of time-critical inbounds during OND, and has invested significant resources into turning the situation around.
Low Volume Lanes Update LCL space (9L cases) is available on the following lower volume lanes:
France to OAK: 800 cases
France (FOS) to NY: 200 cases
Spain to OAK: Full (building a new container)
Italy to OAK: 550 cases
Germany to NY: 500 cases
Portugal to NY: 1000 cases
Portugal to OAK: Full (building a new container)
Austria to NY: 1080 cases
New Zealand to OAK: Full (building a new container)
Australia to NY: 800 Cases
Georgia to NY: Full
Italy to Seattle: 1100 cases (building a new container)
France to Seattle: 1100 cases (building a new container)
South America to NY: Full, 1200 cases (building a new container)
High Frequency LCL Lanes:
Italy to NY: Multiple shipments per week
France to NY: Multiple shipments per week
Spain to NY: One shipment per week