Charleston, a Low-Cost Alternative to NYC and New Jersey

Situated 750 miles south of NYC and 580 miles north of Miami, Charleston’s competitive advantage lies in its centralized East Coast location, offering a low-cost alternative to the New York and New Jersey Ports for importing, exporting, and fulfillment. Minutes away from three major interstates, including I-26 and the I-95 Corridor, distributing to the entire East Coast and greater Atlanta area is relatively straightforward. Pair … Read More

Export Spotlight- Australia

Australian Shipping container

As the United States 16th largest goods export partner, Australia is a core export market for GLC, with our teams routinely handling air, LCL, and FCL shipments. Importing $26 billion in U.S. goods, Australia accounted for 2% of all U.S. exports in 2019. Top commodities included machinery, vehicles, medical instruments, and aircraft, with agricultural products also leaving a significant mark, making them our 19th largest … Read More

Continuous Bond- What is it, and why do you need one?

Customs Question of the Month

Q: Why do I need a continuous bond? A: Customs Bonds are required by US Customs for all commercial imports valued at $2,500 or more, even if a shipment is duty-free.  A bond guarantees to U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) that the importer will make good on its payment for the duties and taxes due per shipment.  There are Single Entry Bonds (SEBs) that are on an entry … Read More

Notification of 2021 Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday Schedule

Chinese Shipping Containers on Map of US

by Mark Bongean | Last edited 1.27.2021 This year the 2021 Chinese Lunar New Year holiday period will be February 11 to 17. Each year all parties in the supply chain are encouraged to plan accordingly. This year it is imperative to plan effectively. The supply chain at every level has been significantly impacted by container imbalance, rolled bookings, unstable sailing schedules, and the ongoing … Read More

James Ehlers- Employee of the Quarter

James Ehlers

James Ehlers, known as Jim by his customers and colleagues, has worked in logistics for the last thirty years. Having spent most of his career as an Operation and Purchasing Director, working closely with overseas manufacturers, he has immense knowledge of product life cycles and international supply chain operations. I recently spoke with James to learn more about his career and his time with GLC. Q:  How did your … Read More