June 19, 2020

Digital Trade War on the Horizon

SUMMARYThe U.S. Trade Representative announced June 2 that their office is investigating Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom for implementing or planning to put forward new taxes on digital services. The subject has sparked division between the U.S. and France before, and it could […]

May 20, 2020

USMCA Replaces NAFTA on July 1

SUMMARYOn Friday, April 24, the U.S. Trade Representative announced the readiness of the United States to participate in the revised United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). Finally, with the agreement of all the participants, the implementation of the new agreement is slated to take effect on July 1, 2020. BACKGROUNDSigned in 1992, the stated purpose […]

May 6, 2020

FEMA Publishes Exemptions to PPE Export Ban

SUMMARYOn April 10, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a directive halting the export of five types of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the United States without explicit approval. The directive was authorized by the President under the Defense Production Act (50 U.S.C 4511(a)) which gives him the authority to allocate materials, services, […]

April 29, 2020

COVID Fraud is Far-Reaching

SUMMARYFear is pushing the U.S. Administration to issue policy changes, both in an attempt to secure imported and domestic supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) and to stimulate an economy reeling from the domino effect of a global supply chain in crisis. This environment of speed and greed is fraught with those who would take […]

April 3, 2020

A Message from Our CEO

Difficult times like the ones we find ourselves in now often bring people together. At ICAT, we do so by keeping our team informed in an open and transparent manner, assisting wherever possible for clarification and understanding. We feel our transparency and ‘everyone matters’ approach enables our teammates to focus their time on our customers […]

March 13, 2020

An update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How ICAT Logistics is Preparing As the world is faced with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the safety of our employees, customers, and partners, as well as our ability to service our customers’ accounts seamlessly, are top priorities for us at ICAT Logistics. We are monitoring this developing situation daily. Our team is reviewing reputable news […]

June 18, 2019

A Marriage Made in Logistics

The Proposal: Accepting the Challenge A renowned New York-based wedding planner reached out to ICAT to move and manage the logistics for a high-profile destination wedding in Saint Barthélemy (St. Barts). ICAT was asked to transport every element of the wedding from a chuppah, silver globes, furniture, carpet, pillow covers, and towels. There were a […]

April 15, 2019

ICAT Logistics: Focusing on People

Now in its 26th year of business, ICAT Logistics has grown from a small outfit into a global player and top Baltimore-area workplace. ICAT Logistics has a total of 18 locations around the United States with several partners located in Asia. The global logistics solutions provider focuses on people: serving clients by turning their problems […]

December 13, 2018

ICAT Logistics: Twenty-Five Years in the Making

From Humble Beginnings Since the early 90s, the transportation and logistics industry has morphed into something that is far from what we knew when first starting out. Notepads and pens were the computers and keyboards of yesterday. Customer shipment records were shipped off to be stored in warehouses instead of backed up on servers halfway […]

December 4, 2018

ICAT Logistics: Inbound Logistics’ 2018 Airfreight Forwarders Guide

Airfreight continues to grow, but at a slower pace than it recently has. Freight volumes are trending up at a 4-percent annualized rate, reports the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This is contributed to a strong consumer confidence and an ongoing upturn in the global investment cycle. “This is well below the double-digit rates of […]

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