Agricultural Exporters Hamstrung and Losing Money due to Changes to “Earliest Return Dates”

A new research report from the DC-based Agriculture Transportation Coalition and TradeLanes, an advanced technology company that is streamlining global commodity trade, shows that ocean carriers’ uncommunicated changes to “Earliest Return Date” (the earliest date a loaded export container can be delivered to the carrier) are wreaking havoc on logistics teams and the bottom line of agricultural exporters across the US. In a survey conducted with hundreds of the top US ... [+]

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