OHL Weekly Alert - March 4, 2016

President Obama signs Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

OHL Weekly Alert - February 19, 2016

CPSC Strategic Plan Summary

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has posted a draft of their strategic plan for 2016-2020 for public comments.  To review the plan along with the instructions to submit comments,click here.


TSA New Origin Requirements

TSA New Origin Requirements

The United States Transport Security Administration (TSA) has updated the requirements for documentation of cargo and mail carried on all flights to the US.

With immediate effect, HAWB’s for shipments with final destination in, or transit to the US should provide evidence that the cargo is not originating from Egypt, Somalia, Syria, or Yemen.
Therefore it is required to send complete and correct FHL messages with your shipments.

OHL Weekly Alert - February 4, 2016


West Bank Country of Origin Marking Requirements

As per U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), those manufacturing goods in West Bank must ensure that all goods produced in West Bank or Gaza Strip are marked correctly. Goods entering the U.S. from these locations must abide by these marking requirements.

Goods produced in West Bank or Gaza Strip must be marked as originating from:

URGENT ALERT - ACE Timeline Update

ACE Timeline Update

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has updated the Automated Commerical Enviornment (ACE) transition.  This includes an updated timeline for the mandatory transition to ACE for electronic entry and entry summary filing. The initial date for mandatory filing has been moved to March 31, 2016.

NY/NJ Labor Walkout

OHL just received notification from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that there has been an apparent labor walk off at all PONYNJ terminals this morning.  JOC has reported that the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) workers walked off at about 10am. 

All truck operations have ceased and no new trucks will be allowed onto port roadways to reduce any further congestion. 

Click here to follow the latest updates from the Port Authority.

Winter Storm Update

Following Winter Storm Jonas that recently hit the east coast, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided an update on the status of their operations. All port facilities in New York and New Jersey are closed until at least Monday.  Additionally, Port Authority airports are open but with metered activity.  Click here for the complete update on Port Authority facilities.

Urgent Alert - Inclement Weather Affecting the East Coast

Inclement Weather Alert

Due to a dangerous winter storm along the east coast, expect several delays and closures throughout the day and into the weekend. Port locations along the eastern U.S. have taken significant measures to ensure safe and efficient operations, however, please check with your terminal for operational hours.

OHL Weekly Alert - January 21 2016

CBP Expands Apparel, Footwear, and Textiles Center

OHL Weekly Trade Alert - December 18, 2015

Compliance with the Energy Efficiency Standards for External Power Supplies

Two years ago, the final ruling was made to amend the energy conservation standards that applied to certain external power supplies in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975. The date for compliance with the new and amended Efficiency Standards for Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies is February 10, 2016. External power supplies and battery chargers manufactured or imported into the United States after February 10th must comply with the new requirements.