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Orlando Station Feature

Sunny and beautiful Orlando, Florida is home to Sobel’s Nationwide Pricing Office and a team of experienced experts led by Regional Pricing Manager Belinda Perrot. When asked what makes the station great, she had this to say, “Our Orlando team is known for their quick response and fast action. We are all excited and motivated […]

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Supply Chain Worker Shortages Persist

The supply chain is improving, but not fast enough for many. Consumers continue to see high prices and unrest remains. One of the ongoing problems impacting logistics remains severe worker shortages. Suzanne P. Clark the U.S. Chamber of Commerce president stated in an interview: “Business demands better from our government because when it comes to […]

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Customs Broker User Permit Fees

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced the broker permit user fees for fiscal year 2023. Broker permits are required to legally conduct business as a customs broker, which is an individual that facilitates the importation of goods into the US. The fees are meant to cover the cost of performing necessary […]

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2023: Shipping Surge Ends

The pandemic-driven shipping surge is ending. As 2023 starts, the monthly import cargo volume has fallen to the 2 million TEU mark at container ports. The Global Port Tracker report predicts the number will remain low throughout spring. Jonathan Gold, the NRF vice president for supply chain and customs policy, stated, “Ports have been stretched […]

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2023 Covid-19 Surge Impacts Ports and Factors

As 2023 dawns, China has lifted many of its COVID-19 regulations which have led to a surge in cases. The burgeoning cases are impacting manufacturing orders. Logistics managers are warning their clients that factories might not be able to complete orders. As it stands, order fulfillment has already started to plunge by 40%. Ocean bookings […]

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Understanding the Supply Chain: Egg Prices

If you have shopped recently then you have probably been shocked at the prices at the grocery store. In 2022, they have risen over 13 percent. Many things have led to the increase such as  climate change, Covid-19, and livestock problems. Food companies are also taking advantage of the situation to increase prices which renders […]

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Concerns Persist About the Future of the West Coast Ports

Almost a third of logistics managers have shown concern over the return of trade to the West Coast after a labor deal is reached between the Warehouse Union and the International Longshore. In a CNBC report, they found that 18% of respondents were willing to only bring back 10% of diverted trade. An additional 12% […]

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Reining in the Supply Chain

The US appears to finally be reining in the supply chain. Costs have started to fall which has brought a much-appreciated easing of inflation. After two years of rising costs post-Covid-19, the supply chain has encountered numerous problems. The high logistics costs were passed on to consumers, which quickly ran up prices to often unaffordable […]

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Is the Supply Chain Really Improving?

Yes, many point to signs that the supply chain is showing improvement, but many warn that we might have to wait longer for any real or permanent change to take place. For two years, experts have been saying that we must show patience when it comes to supply chain problems, everything in business comes in […]

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Supply Chain Advisor to the Biden Administration Leaving White House

The top supply chain advisor to President Joe Biden has left the Whitehouse. Many say that the departure is occurring as the supply chain distribution problems appear to be easing substantially. The deputy director of the National Economic Council and deputy assistant to the president Sameera Fazili left on Friday. She had been tasked with […]

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