After two months of negotiating with ocean carriers, the International Housewares Shippers Association (IHSA) is pleased to report that contract negotiations have been finalized. IHSA’s 2016-17 ocean carrier program offers rates and services with 11 different ocean carriers capable of providing service to and from every major trade lane in the world. The contract rates are…CONTINUE READING
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The International Housewares Shippers Association (IHSA) issued a refund to participants for 2015 totaling $186,139. The refund, which has become a staple of IHSA, is awarded by the IHSA Board of Directors at the conclusion of the association’s fiscal year. Each participant’s share depends on their level of participation and is based on every 40-foot equivalent unit (FEU)…CONTINUE READING
Author: Jeff Bergmann, International Housewares Shippers Association (IHSA) On June 4th, I wrote a blog titled “Container Space and Equipment Challenges Persist in Asia”. Almost four months have passed and many of the same challenges persist within the Asia - United States market. No doubt, the chaos experienced by shippers during the months of May, June, and July has…CONTINUE READING
Author: Jeff Bergman, International Housewares Shippers Association (IHSA) A recent headline on the Journal of Commerce website that read "Carriers Restoring Capacity Faster Than Demand" had many importers scratching their heads. Any person responsible for moving cargo from Asia to the United States understands that nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, demand is…CONTINUE READING