Tag: import steel pipe

Increases 3/22: Globally Sourced Welded Steel Pipe & Strut

The impact on the global supply chain of imported steel pipe continues due to the rising cost of both scrap metal and hot roll coil (HRC), increasing vessel costs and the lack of shipping container availability. These cost pressures, coupled with unusually long delays at ports around the country related to the unloading, sorting and […]

Globally Sourced Steel Pipe Increase, 2/22

What’s Happening: We are implementing a 9% increase on globally sourced steel pipe on 2/22 See the new list price sheet Backups at ports, delays in unloading ships, lack of freight have impacted inbound shipments Lack of raw materials, high global demand, and lack of shipping containers are tightening supply Following a price increase on […]

The Global Shipping Backup on Video

A video from the U.S. Coast Guard shows the massive backup of container ships waiting to be unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles. As we’ve previously mentioned, Covid-19 disruptions continue to affect the availability of dock workers needed to unload ships and containers. With a backup in Western receiving, containers themselves aren’t able to […]

Container Freight Rates Continue to Surge

As previously mentioned, demand for ocean shipping has maxed out carrier capacity, and carriers are turning bookings away for shipments out of Asia, a major source of Globally Sourced Steel Pipe. Containers are piling up at ports, with 40′ storage containers becoming unavailable. 20′ containers are available, but in short supply and double the normal […]

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Import Steel Pipe Increase Coming 4/29/19

Due to the rising cost of Import Steel pipe, Merfish United and Merfish Pipe & Supply will increase prices by a minimum of $50/ton or 5% on Import welded steel pipe taking effect in stages over the next 30 days per the below schedule: Minimum of a $25/ton or 2.5% Increase taking effect on Friday, […]

Effective 1/21/19: New Import Steel Pipe List Price Sheet

A new list price sheet for Import Steel pipe (a 3-4% increase) will be in effect Monday, January 21st for customers outside of CA, NV, AZ and UT markets only. You can now review this new list price sheet here on our website. To place orders at current price levels, or to get more info, […]

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Steel Tariffs Doubled On Turkish Pipe

President Donald Trump recently announced a doubling of previously placed Steel tariffs on the country of Turkey, as reported here from CNBC. The White House said in a statement, “As he stated, the President has authorized the preparation of documents to raise tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from Turkey. Section 232 tariffs are […]

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Import Steel Pipe Increase

Due to the rapidly changing market dynamics on Import Steel Pipe, we have instituted a new list price sheet taking effect immediately: Click here to see prices for all California markets. Click here to see prices for all other markets. You can see all of our Import Steel Pipe products by clicking here. We continue to […]

President Announces Tariffs of 25% on Foreign Steel

Update 3/8/18:  The President has signed into action tariffs on import steel.  Get key details now at:  unitedpipe.com/232 Late Thursday, the President of the United States held a brief press conference where he announced tariffs of 25% on foreign steel.  Nothing has been finalized as of yet, and the President indicated that sometime next week […]

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New Import Steel Pipe List Price Sheet

Due to market conditions, a new Import Steel Pipe list price sheet will take effect close of business today in the Eastern, Mid-West and Southern markets.  Click here to see it. You can see all of our Import Steel Pipe products here. We continue to recommend that you use our services as a weekly pipe […]