US trade continues despite government shutdown

Freight forwarders and NVOCCs said that they had not experienced any difficulty in moving shipments to or from the US, despite the Congress budget dispute that has led to many government services being shut down. Despite fears that customs clearance would be hit, there was no sign in mid-October that this was happening, although some export agencies and the Federal Maritime Commission had shut down some operations. Gary Waller of Essex-based ... [+]

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