Entries by John Heimsath

New to Importing

If you’ve never imported anything into the United States, this article is meant for you. The good news is that there are so many new importers that the US Government has dedicated an entire section of a website just to you!  The part of the US Government in charge of imports is CBP (Customs and […]

Your Supply Chain Secrets are Not as Secret as You Thought!

Importers and Exporters struggle to keep their most closely guarded secrets. Did you know that every piece of information on an ocean bill of lading is available to your competitor? As an importer or exporter of merchandise, companies involved in international commerce are required to transmit business sensitive information to the United States Government.  Every […]

Melon Season 2016 Escapes Damage of Hurricane Otto

At ACM Logistics & Consulting Inc, we have our hand on the pulse of any factor that could influence the shipping and quality of products our clients trust us to transport. That means we’re on the lookout not only for immediate threats but issues that could lead to problems as time passes. That’s where Hurricane […]

Hanjin Shipping – Immediate Threat to Getting Your Cargo On Time

Have you heard the latest news surrounding Hanjin Shipping? UPDATE Hanjin Shipping is one of the largest shipping firms and their most recent decision will affect thousands. There are many reasons why cargo does not move smoothly from origin to its foreign destination. Port congestion has been in the news recently. You’ve probably also experienced […]

Brexit’s Effect on Logistics: Old, Expensive Food

Britain grows just over half of the food its citizens eat, and most of it comes from the other 27 European countries. In a post-Brexit world, Brits may find themselves paying more for food that has taken longer to move from the farm to their table. Prior to the establishment of the EU, each country […]

US Importers of Chinese Tires Get Flattened

The cheapest tires you can find for your 18-wheeler are being made in China. In fact, the US Department of Commerce has determined that the Chinese government assistance given to its Chinese tire manufacturers gives these tire importers an average of 20% advantage over their US competitors. To offset this unfair advantage, the United States […]

SOLAS Update

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified weight. The shipper is responsible for the verification of the packed container’s weight. The carrier is responsible for obtaining […]

ACM from the USA Pay Visit to Alpha Maritime Services in Italy

President of ACM Logistics & Consulting (UFO member in Texas – USA), John Heimsath has recently paid a visit to the Genoa office of Alpha Maritime Services (UFO Italy). President & CEO of Alpha Maritime Services, Massimo Corte commented “We had very good discussions and will start to cooperate soon. We believe that face-to-face interaction […]