Entries by Jim Shapiro

Thunderbolt Global Logistics International & Domestic Thanksgiving 2021 Transportation Update

  GLOBAL LOGISTICS ISSUES   It’s Thanksgiving time in the United States.  The 4th Thursday of November is a day for family and football.   It’s a day we should relax and not think about the continued transportation crisis in the United States and abroad.     It’s been nearly 4 months since my last update.  Has much changed since […]

CTPAT Initiatives Statement

In November 2001 U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched a government- private sector partnership called the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT). The joint initiative is designed to improve the security of cargo entering the United States without inhibiting the flow of trade. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires participants to continually assess, develop, and […]

Thunderbolt Featured in Project Cargo Weekly

Jim Shapiro, Founder & Owner of Thunderbolt Logistics was interviewed  in Project Cargo Weekly.  An excerpt is below, and a link to the full article. THUNDERBOLT GLOBAL LOGISTICS – BALTIMORE, USA October 22, 2020 Interviews, Project Freight Forwarding, USA Interview with Mr. Jim Shapiro, Owner First of all, Jim can you explain to our readers […]

Thunderbolt Global Logisticsupdated statement on Covid-19/Coronavirus  March 20, 2020

Thunderbolt Global Logistics is very concerned about the health and welfare of everyone around the world and their families.  This is especially true for our staff, clients, agents and vendors.   It’s paramount we do everything we can to stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Starting on Monday March 23, 2020 the majority of our staff will […]

Thunderbolt Global Statement on Covid-19/Coronavirus

Thunderbolt Global Logistics is very concerned about the health and welfare of our excellent staff and their families. At this time we are working from our office. This could change quickly depending on the situation in Baltimore City and the State of Maryland. All of our staff have the ability to telecommute from home. We […]

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 […]