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Tariff Update

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Earlier today President Trump announced that enough progress has been made in the negotiations with the Chinese, so he will be delaying the increase in the List 3 tariffs which was scheduled for March 2.  This announcement did not indicate how long the delay will be in effect for.

Americans for Free Trade, of which (Gemini shippers Group is a member) issued a statement regarding the announcement –

As with the delay on January 1, USTR will need to issue a Federal Register notice with the details of the delay so that CBP can program its system so that tariffs don’t automatically increase on March 2.


Best Regards
Gemini Shippers Group

Gemini Shippers Group AAPEX 2018

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Gemini today joins over 100,000 at #AAPEX18. Come listen to our partners at HCS International and the JOC speak and discuss how ocean contracting impacts the bottom line in the automotive parts industry. AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket. More than 106,000 professionals from around the globe participate in Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas, Nevada. AAPEX Show – Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo

We are excited to meet our many auto parts members and to share our insights on contracting with many more!

Gemini Shipper Group present at Institute of Supply Chain Management – Houston Supply Chain Leader Summit

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Thank you to ISM – Houston for hosting Gemini Shippers Group  at their Annual Supply Chain Leader Summit. We enjoyed the lively discussion on geopolitical risk in supply chain management. Gemini’s Ken O’Brien joined Dave Dezso and Jonathan Parry who provided their insightful expertise. Thank you again Mark Waddleton, for the invitation. #supplychainmanagement #geopolitics


Gemini Shippers Group Joins ONE for 14,000 TEU ONE STORK Maiden Voyage to NYC

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Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (“ONE”) is pleased to announce that the ONE STORK, the company’s first magenta-coloured new building containership with a carrying capacity of 14,000 TEU, successfully arrived at the Port of New York/New Jersey on her maiden voyage on July 20, 2018. She will phase in THE Alliance’s Asia to North America (East Coast) EC4 service and is the first of a fleet of seven 14,000 TEU-class magenta containerships.  The magenta colour shows our intentional drive to do things differently and explore newness in this market.


On hand to welcome her were members of the Gemini Shippers Group, Nicole Uchrin and Rich Moore and the management team of ONE, Mr. Nobuo Ishida, President of ONE, John Gilmore and Paola Pena. We are delighted that the Gemini team was here to celebrate this special occasion with us as many of its members were on the ONE Stork’s maiden voyage.

2019 Market Dates

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FASA, Fashion Accessories Shippers Association (formerly the National Fashion Accessories Association and the National Handbag Association) has been working with industry leaders to establish New York market dates for the accessory industry for more than 30 years.

In collaboration with industry stakeholders, buyers, manufactures and wholesale firms we have undertaken two industry meeting and an industry survey answered by over 200 firms.

Based on consensus feedback from all participants it was determined that four market weeks, plus a cold weather market were appropriate for 2019.  We are pleased to announce the Accessories Market Dates and trade show dates for 2019

February   4-8     Accessories Fall Market Week
May            6-10    Accessories Holiday Market Week
August         5-9    Accessories Spring Market Week
November 4-8    Accessories Summer Market Week

Additionally, for the cold weather segment, there will be a market week as follows:

January   7-11    Cold Weather Market Week

Trade shows

Jan 6-8 – NYC  Javits/Hudson Yards
Accessories Circuit
Accessories the Show

February 25-27 – Javits/ Hudson Yards

June 9-11- NYC- [pre]Collection Market Javits/Hudson Yard
Accessories Circuit
Accessories the Show

As in past years, FASA and key members of the industry came together to determine the most efficient market dates for the upcoming year. We are proud to be able to support this initiative and which all of our members and industry partners another successful year or product design and sales.

If you would like to contact us, please e-mail

Best Regards
Sara Mayes
FASA / Gemini Shipper Group