USMEF is a member of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), which provides information and assistance on ocean transportation issues. USMEF has created this webpage for members to learn more about transportation issues and to see updates from the AgTC.

November 2012

11/6/2012Last Pre-Election NBC/WSJ Poll
11/5/2012Shipper Options for Storm or a Strike Disruption
11/1/2012The Personal Toll on our AgTC Friends in New York

October 2012

10/31/2012NY/NJ Port Ops. – Hurricane Sandy
10/29/2012Sandy says Hello to DC
10/25/2012FMCS Director G. Cohen Statement on US MX-ILA Negotiations
10/24/2012Job Bank
10/23/2012Announcing Export Compliance and Transportation Workshop
10/14/2012Port Labor Negotiations Update
10/08/2012Carrier Congestion Surcharges Update

September 2012

9/21/2012Statement of AgTC on the Extension of Negotiations
9/20/2012GREAT NEWS!
9/19/2012East/Gulf Negotiations Update
9/11/2012US Agriculture and Forest Products Exports Threatened by Disruption of Seaport Operations
9/8/2012 Carrier Congestion Surcharges Update
9/6/2012 Further Detail on East/Gulf Coast Labor Dispute
9/10/2012Export Compliance Committee – Up and Running
9/6/2012 Further Detail on East/Gulf Coast Labor Dispute
9/6/2012NEWSFLASH: U.S. mediator gets ILA, employers back to the bargaining table

August 2012

8/15/2012Option 3 Hybrid Proposal by CBP/Census

July 2012

7/25/2012Container Availability; Advance Doc Rule for Exports to China; Portland Situation
7/24/2012Exporting to Japan?
7/20/2012Port Labor, PierPass, Rate Index Update