Entries by Stuart Tobin

Section 301 Tariffs Phase Two

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a list earlier this month of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual […]

Section 301 Tariffs from China go into effect today

Dear Valued Customer, Section 301 Tariffs from China go into effect today, Friday July 6,2018. Following a Memorandum from President Trump, on August 18, 2017, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, […]

ALFA Logistics Family Alliance Member of the Year

Thunderbolt Global Logistics was named ALFA Logistics Family Alliance Member of the Year for 2017 at their annual meeting held In Penang Malaysia in October 2017.     Jim Shapiro attended the meeting and was presented the award by Luc Huysmans Founding Father of the ALFA Logistics Family Alliance.

Thunderbolt moves 2 steel mill rolls weighing 15,783 kgs each

Two steel mill rolls weighing 15,783 kgs each arrived at The Port of Baltimore on a 40’ flat rack.  The Thunderbolt team arranged to have it picked up, all wrapping removed and loaded on 2 flat bed trucks fully tarped and delivered them to Mansfield, OH. Thunderbolt Global routinely handles the transportation of steel mill rolls throughout the United […]

New SOLAS container requirements taking effect July 1st, 2016

SOLAS CONTAINER REQUIREMENTS What is SOLAS– IMO’s- International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requires that every containers Gross Mass is verified(with a signature) prior to stowage aboard the ship/vessel. Who is Responsible– The shipper is responsible for the Verification of the Gross Mass of a container. They are also responsible for […]