ISF Compliance Enforcement Begins in July – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin full enforcement Importer Security Filing (ISF) compliance for ocean import shipments on July 9 th . Customs will begin issuing liquidated damages of up to $10,000 per filling for noncompliance.
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Port Miami Extends Hours of Operation – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced extended hours of Port Miami operations Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm to 6 am to 6 pm. Beginning in January, the port will also be open Saturdays from 8 am to 4:10 pm. Extended hours of operation will allow the port to be competitive in today’s market.
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U.S. Threatens Nigeria with Ships Ban – The United States has given Nigeria a 90-day ultimatum to improve port security. If they do not comply, the U.S. may ban ships from entering Nigeria.
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Activists Protest New Rail Yard Next to Port of LA – The Southern California International Gateway is part of an effort to ensure the Port of Los Angeles does not lose business due to the Panama Canal expansion. Activists have filed a lawsuit seeking to halt the construction. They claim the $500 million dollar rail yard will increase pollution in nearby neighborhoods that already have some of the worst air in the country.
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