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International Newsletter: March 2015
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March is coming to a close so it's time for another LILLY Newsletter! This month we've got 5 great articles including an open letter to the port authorities of California. Enjoy!

Open Letter to the Port Authorities of California

Is it fair for ports to place demurrage fees on cargo that's been at the port for too long when the root issue is the port itself? Many shippers have been dealing with this on the west coast of the US and will continue to deal with it for months to come. In our open letter to the port authorities of California, we ask for fairness and offer realistic and reasonable solutions.

Women’s History Month: A Celebration of Our Founder, Ms. Lilly Cabrera

Ever since 1981 when Ronald Reagan first approved "Women’s History Week," Americans have dedicated time to celebrating the struggles and triumphs of women who have achieved greatness. It has since become a month long celebration and we are proud to recognize our founder, Ms. Lilly Cabrera, as a woman of inspiration this Women's History Month.

When Will West Coast Port Congestion Normalize?

Representing a possible improvement in long-standing congestion and delays at L.A. and Long Beach ports, officials in both cities claim that carriers should see clear lanes soon. Find out when and what shippers are planning to do.

New Trucking Regulations Say to Shippers: Adjust your Expectations

This is big news for domestic trucking shipments. Traditionally, a shipper or cosignee can negotiate with a trucking company to make sure a shipment is delivered within a narrow time frame, enacting penalties for late truckers that range from fees to a loss of business. Under the new regulations, this attempt to guarantee on-time delivery could be branded "coercion" and come with hefty fines. What should shippers expect?

"Ship Launching" Provides Surprisingly Dramatic Entertainment

Have you ever wondered how those gigantic ocean liners get in the water? We briefly discuss how it's done and even have a couple videos of the Nordana Sky being "launched" into the ocean.

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LILLY + Associates International is a multinational shipping and logistics services company, specializing in ocean freight. The company is headquartered in Miami, Florida and operates wholly-owned offices in the United States, Central/South America and Asia. With employees and agents around the world, LILLY offers competitive import and export rates with effective door-to-door transportation and logistics solutions. For more information about our company, please visit www.shiplilly.com.
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