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Category Archives: Logistics

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Obama to sign executive order on Air Force One – ACE

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The president will use an executive order in hopes of cutting red tape for small business exports, by digitizing and simplifying the export process. The order, which the president will sign aboard Air Force One on Wednesday, will mandate federal agencies to complete the digital trade data system by the end of 2016. Instead of

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ITS @ WESCCON – Booth 6

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Please stop by our booth and say hello.


Did FDA Just Announce A Major Reorganization?

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FDA Commissioner Peggy Hamburg announced Friday, in an interal email (pasted below) that she was forming a “Program Alignment Group” charged with “identifying and developing plans to modify FDA’s functions, processes, and possibly its structure in order to address these matters and best achieve mission-critical Agency objectives.”


Crystal Cruises Selected as World’s Best for Record 18th Year

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NYK is proud to announce that the NYK Group’s Crystal Cruises* has been selected as the World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line in the annual Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” readers’ survey. This win is Crystal’s 18th consecutive triumph. The ultra-luxury vacation company is the only cruise line, hotel, or resort to win its category

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ISF Enforcment begin July 9th

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ISF ENFORCEMENT HINTS The NCBFAA ISF Committee had a recent call with CBP about the ISF enforcement that will go into effect on July 9, 2013. We have highlighted a number of answers to several questions we asked. There are still a few unanswered questions that CBP is reviewing for the committee and we will

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Wall St Journal On Line – Picks up ITS Web

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http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130501-906062.html?mod=wsj_share_email


What’s New with ACE?

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http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/automated/modernization/whats_new/


U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Establishes National Freight Advisory Committee

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the establishment of a National Freight Advisory Committee to provide recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system. A strong freight transportation system is critical to the nation’s economy and essential for helping meet President Obama’s goal of doubling U.S. exports by 2015.

“Our freight system is the lifeblood of the American economy,” said Secretary LaHood. “We must ensure that our freight system is stronger and better connected.”


Australia ships wine in bulk, not bottles by David Fickling

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Hardys became Britain’s best-selling Australian wine brand by selling for as little as $5 a bottle, despite the 37 percent rise in its home country’s currency since 2009. To do that and still earn a profit, the winemaker turned to plastic bags.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Australia-ships-wine-in-bulk-not-bottles-4264644.php#ixzz2LHueQVop


Should I use an NVOCC?

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http://globalforwarding.com/blog/should-i-use-nvocc?source=linkedin People throughout the shipping industry have different ideas about who they should work with or who makes the best customers. Many people wonder why there are companies like NVOCC’s when there are so many ocean carriers available. Are there benefits to working with an NVOCC instead of just the steamship line directly? In actuality an NVOCC is much

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