Air Force Veteran, Emmett Walker, who is also the founder and CEO of Walker SCM, has been dubbed the 2016 Vetrepreneur of the Year by The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). To read more, click here.
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Walker International, Netherlands interviewed by “Ondernemend Nederland”, a television program about enterprises, this episode was about logistics providers and logistics optimization. Wiel Dohmen (gentleman with glasses) is the CEO of Maastricht airport and Arjan Hage (second gentleman) is Operations Director, Walker Netherlands.
SOLAS Compliance Made Simple! What is it? The IMO (International Maritime Organization), amended Chapter VI of the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention as of July 2016 to require mandatory verification of the gross mass of containers. How Does it Work? VGM (Verified Gross Mass) must be provided prior to ship loading, by the… Continue reading
According to an announcement by the West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA), the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 4%, effective August 1, 2015. The fee, administered by PierPass to fund its OffPeak gate program, was last adjusted in August 2013. The new TMF will be:… Continue reading
As reported by multiple sources, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has embarked on the next phase of enforcement for Importer Security Filing (ISF). Effective May 14, 2015, all penalties for ISF violations are being issued by local CBP ports, with CBP headquarters no longer involved in the review and approval process. In addition, for… Continue reading
According to multiple media outlets, ports along the U.S. West Coast continue to battle record levels of congestion that grew most severe during a four month period from November 2014 through February 2015. Below, please find brief status updates for the largest ports impacted: • Los Angeles & Long Beach: Officials from both ports remain… Continue reading
Walker SCM, LLC, the leading global Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in the logistics industry, proudly announces that it has joined the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies, Association (DCAT). Walker SCM offers a wealth of knowledge in all facets of global transportation, logistics and supply chain integration. Since 1989, the company has earned a reputation among its… Continue reading
According to multiple media outlets, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has announced that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract governing West Coast ports. Over the next several weeks, the membership of both groups must vote to ratify the contract,… Continue reading
As reported by multiple media outlets, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) held a press conference on February 4 to outline its latest contract offer to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The proposed five-year agreement includes a commitment to continued 100% healthcare coverage for dockworkers (including the so-called Cadillac tax under the Affordable Healthcare… Continue reading
According to multiple media outlets, carrier members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are planning a new General Rate Increase (GRI), effective February 9, 2015. This latest GRI, announced as USD 600 per 40’ container, is being characterized as an attempt to increase base rate levels in advance of a projected volume spike prior to… Continue reading