ASF Logistics is a Mobile, AL based full service international logistics provider, freight forwarder, NVOCC, and custom’s house broker. ASF specializes in providing customers with solutions that provide for the optimum flow of goods, materials, and information. All business conducted as an Ocean Transport Intermediary as defined by the Federal Maritime Commission is conducted only by ASF, Inc. ASF, Inc is licensed with the Federal Maritime Commission as an Ocean Freight Forwarder and Non-Vessel Operating common carrier under Ocean Transport Intermediary License No. 020898NF.

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ASF Logistics announced that the company, which is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, has been recognized as one of the 2012 “Best Companies to Work for in Alabama” in the small business category. 

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Cargo owners are facing weeks-long delays and demurrage bills into the thousands of dollars as international containers stockpile at Union Pacific Railroad’s (UP) Marion terminal in Memphis, Tennessee, and Global IV terminal in Joliet, Illinois.

The surge of imports into Los Angeles and Long Beach causing congestion in December is now spreading inland, although there are no complaints yet about BNSF Railway’s yards. The volume spike is also bringing back two chronic issues: chassis shortages and lack of trucker choice. Ocean carriers and terminal operators have warned that this disruption may continue until mid-to-late February.

The gridlock is due to a mixture of multiple factors hurting fluidity inland. There have been 34 extra-loader vessels Los Angeles and Long Beach since November, as imports climbed more than 20 percent in December. Beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) were shipping spring merchandise before tariffs were due to rise to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. The Trump administration delayed the escalation, but containers were already in transit before the announcement.
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4 days ago

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While Imports continue to enter the United States through various duty refund programs remain on hold as numerous Customs and Border Protection staff are on furlough during the federal government shutdown.

“CBP is not sending out any refunds, including drawback refunds, and that hurts, especially if the broker or the importer was expecting a refund,” said Amy Magnus, president of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA).

Drawback is a refund of customs duties paid on imported materials that are either exported or used in the manufacture of exported articles. With appropriate documentation, an exporter can receive up to 99 percent of duties paid.

For some of the nation’s largest importers, these drawback refunds could easily be in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.

Another problem for customs brokers is not having access to CBP Automated Broker Interface to assist in troubleshooting when something gets hung up in the system.

ASF remains committed to assisting our customers in these difficult times and obtaining the latest information available on behalf of our clients.
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3 weeks ago

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MSC Zoe: 270 containers fall off ship

The container ship MSC Zoe has lost up to 270 containers in rough weather in the North Sea.

The containers were lost while the vessel was sailing from Sines, Portugal, to Bremerhaven, Germany, on January 1. The incident occurred near the German island of Borkum, and the containers floated south-west, with some washing up on the Dutch islands of Terschelling and Vlieland. Their contents have included electronics, car parts, furniture, clothing and toys.

The Dutch Coast Guard has issued a warning, noting that three containers containing hazardous materials, believed to be potentially explosive organic peroxides, are yet to be located.

The 395-meter (1,296-foot), 19,224 TEU MSC Zoe is one of the world’s largest container ships.
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Mission Statement

ASF Logistics strives to be the company of choice for global logistics by fostering a collaborative environment of partnerships, teamwork, and creativity. Our goal is to consistently deliver a competitive advantage to our customers through innovative and customized solutions which add value and sets them apart from their competitors.

Logistics & Supply Chain Solutions

  • Vendor management
  • Document management
  • Information management
  • Purchase order management
  • Cargo management and flow optimization
  • Consolidation
  • Carrier management
  • Transport management
  • Import planning and coordination
  • Customs house brokerage
  • Cross-docking and trans-loading
  • Distribution