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INDEX to The Cargo Letter:
OUR "A" Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News***
1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs ______________
3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs ____________
4. FF World Ocean Briefs _____________________
**Back By Popular Demand**
OUR "D" Section: FF in Cyberspace***
6. The Cargo Letter "Cyber Ports of Call" _________
OUR "E" Section: The Forwarder/Broker World***
OUR "A" Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News***
1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs _____________
***Dramatic Air & Ocean Effects of
The report also concludes
***Selling The Country To Feed The Unsustainable Budget Beast ........ as
Read More About The Greek Economy
***China -- The Reality ...... as Moody's Investors Service has joined Fitch Ratings in downgrading China's government debt because of runaway municipal borrowing, Reuters reports. Local government financing vehicles stand accused of making investments in vanity projects and ghost cities that are unlikely to produce sufficient returns to pay off bank loans. China's National Audit Office (NAO) estimated debt of local and central governments last year was CNY15 trillion (US$2.4 trillion) to CNY18 trillion, equal 29% to 35% of GDP.
***All That Glitters? ....... as suspicions that Chinese cities are faking trade figures has prompted an official investigation when statistics made it appear that Hong Kong was the mainland's third largest trading partner, reports China Securities Journal. Also surprised were IHS Global Insight analysts Ren Xianfang and Alistair Thorton, who noted the dramatic 93% surge in mainland's exports to
What Is IHS Global Insight?
***Shanghai Snapshot Shows Shrinkage ....... as Shanghai Customs, which processes 20% of China's trade, recorded a year-on-year decline of 0.9% in its foreign trade value to US$184.19Bn - its first decline in many years. Imports fell 6.7% to $70.14Bn while exports increased 3.1% to US$114.05Bn. The decrease indicated trade in the Yangtze River Delta and regions along the river is still weak. In the 1st quarter, among the 3 largest trade partners of
Read About Visiting
***Terrorist Plot To Destroy Canadian - U.S. Rail Bridge ....... as two men were arrested on April 22 after a year-long investigation involving Canadian law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. The suspects are accused of plotting to attack a railroad thought to be between
***New ATA Carnet System Member ...... as the
Read More About The ATA System
So Why Does ATA Require A Carnet? What iS It?
***Happy 40th Birthday FedEx ....... as initially known as Federal Express, the giant began operations at the Memphis International Airport with the delivery of 186 packages to 25 U.S. cities on April 17, 1973. Today, FedEx; through its 4 operating companies handles more than 10 million shipments each day via a hi-tech network designed to connect customers by air, land and sea in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. To commemorate its 40th birthday, FedEx is observing a global month of service in April, honouring team members and communities with volunteer projects across the region and around the world.
Read More About The History of FedEx
The Story Behind The Famous FedEx Logo, And Why It Works -- Secret of The Arrow
***UPS In Tentative Agreement With Teamsters ...... as there are two new 5-year contracts for UPS's small package and LTL freight business units. These contracts cover roughly 250,000 UPS and UPS Freight employees, according to Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU). UPS added that the tentative contracts were hammered out well ahead of their
***UPS Healthcare Logistics ...... as UPS Supply Chain Solutions (UPS-SCS) will purchase Hungary-based pharmaceutical logistics company, CEMELOG Zrt, as part of its ongoing global growth and investment strategy. The acquisition further strengthens UPS-SCS's healthcare reach & expertise in
Read More About CEMELOG Zrt
***High Court Hears ATA Appeal ........ as attorneys for American Trucking Associations and the
***FMCSA Warning ..... as the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Royal Transport, Nationwide, Freight and
What Does The FMCSA Do?
***INRIX Congestion Study ...... as this leading provider of traffic information has released its 6th Traffic Scorecard Annual Report, which revealed traffic congestion is back on the rise in 2013 after two consecutive years of declines. In the first 3 months of this year, traffic congestion is up 4% compared to 2012. This suggests that after a tumultuous economic year in 2012, the economy is back on the mend bringing increased traffic.
Read The INRIX U.S. Traffic Study
Read About Traffic Congestion Across The World
***U.S/.Truck Tonnage In Upward Trend ...... as the American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index gained 0.9% in March after decreasing 0.7% in February. (The 0.7% loss in Feb. was revised down from a 0.6% increase ATA reported on
***Challenge To Mexican Pilot Program Fails ..... as
What Is The U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program?
***An Even Greener Brown ....... as UPS will purchase about 700 more liquefied natural gas 18-wheelers and build four refueling stations to serve its heavy-weight rigs by the end of 2014. UPS has more than 1,000 natural gas vehicles worldwide. Natural gas prices which are 30 to 40 percent lower than imported diesel and the boom in domestic gas production prompted the company to invest more aggressively in the infrastructure necessary to make natural gas part of its U.S. delivery network, UPS says. The company also says natural gas generates 25% less carbon dioxide emissions than diesel fuel.
***Two Wheel Risk Up ...... as in a new report the Governors Highway Safety Assn. (GHSA) is projecting that motorcyclist deaths increased approximately 9% in 2012, to more than 5,000 lives lost, close to an all time high.
What Is The
***Happy Birthday License Plates ....... as New York was the first state to require license plates on motor vehicles this month in 1901. At the time, there were just under 15,000 sputtering automobiles in the entire country, traveling over muddy, rudimentary roads without a license for the driver or the automobile. Now, there are nearly a quarter-billion cars, trucks, and buses rolling along the nation's sophisticated highway system and local roads, and over 210 million Americans have driver's licenses.
***Trendset Information Systems Seeks Protection ..... as the major provider of freight audit & payment services is bankrupt, owing millions of dollars shippers had advanced to it to pay their freight bills. An involuntary bankruptcy petition was filed on behalf of three large shippers on April 15th, putting Trendset into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The initial reported claims already appear to be greater than US$25,000,000, just from 5 former clients, reports the Transportation and Logistics Council.
***Cobras In The Trunk ..... as Vietnamese police say they have seized 53 king cobras from a car in
**Boeing. UP as earnings increased 14% to US$1.9Bn from the first quarter of 2012.
**Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) UP with a record 51% 1st quarter profit increase US$212M year on year, up 9%.
**Cargolux. DOWN with a loss of US$35.1M - 62% lower than the US$57M loss forcast by the airline.
**Celadon Group. DOWN as net income fell 23% to US$4.4M, or 19 cents a share, from US$5.7M, or 25 cents, a year ago.
**Ceva Group, DOWN as profit fell 22% in 2012 to US$322.8M, as revenue rose 4.8% to US$9.5Bn,
**COSCO Container Line. DOWN with a loss of US$322M in 1st quarter of 2013.
**Ethidad Airways. UP with a 17% year-on-year 1st quarter increase in air cargo revenue at US$193M.
**Forward Air Corp. UP as net income rose to US$10.9M, or 36 cents a share, from US$10.3M, or 35 cents, a year ago. Revenue rose 3.3% to US$141.6M.
**Kuehne + Nagel Group. UP as gross profit for the 1st quarter of 2013 improved by 2.3% compared to 2012's first quarter.
**Pacer International. UP as 1st quarter net income was US$1.3M or 4 cents a share, compared with a loss of US$300,000, or 1 cent, a year ago, but revenue fell to US$232.7M from US$345.9M a year ago.
**Saia Inc. UP as 1st-quarter profit increased to US$9.2M, or 55 cents per share, from US$5.5M, or 34 cents, a year earlier.
**Union Pacific Corp. UP as 1rst-quarter profit rose 11%, to US$957M, or $2.03 per share, from US$863M, or $1.79, a year ago.
OUR "B" Section: FF World Air News***
3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs __________
***EU Debt Generates Risk ....... as global air freight markets are at risk from continuing problems in the euro zone despite a welcome year-on-year 2% increase in February. Recovery is needed following two consecutive years of contraction, said IATA chief executive officer Tony Tyler, former CEO of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways. "But improvements cannot be taken for granted. Events in
***FAA Clears Dreamliner To Fly Again ....... as Boeing has begun installing reinforced batteries on five grounded jets of
Read More About The Boeing 787 Battery Problem's History
***The "Air Logistics Handbook" ...... as Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson has written the introduction to the new university level handbook to encourage university graduates, college students and school leavers to pursue a career in the air logistics industry in view of the many career opportunities it offers. The int'l air cargo industry currently carries 35% of world trade by value, worth US$5 trillion a year. Designed to act as a guide to the industry, the 280-page Air Logistics Handbook covers a range of topics, including the economic viability of using air cargo, its history, regulations, the air logistics supply chain and the roles of different service providers, a view of the future, and career opportunities at all levels. The Handbook will be published in May and distributed through universities.
Reserve Your Copy of The Air Logistics Handbook
***Customs To Continue ACAS ..... as CBP, which has run an air cargo advanced screening (ACAS) pilot program since last October, has decided to extend the pilot program itself through
Read More About The Air Cargo Advance Screening Pilot Strategic Plan
***More Price Fixing Fines ..... as Cathay Pacific Airways, Thai Airways Int'l and MASKargo have been fined a combined US$9.6M by the High Court of New Zealand for engaging in cargo price fixing activities.The 3 carriers pleaded guilty to various violations occurring from Feb. 2000 to Feb. 2006.
***Brazil's Largest Airfreight Merger ....... as merger of two Brazilian freight operators, TWO Aviation and Flex Aero, will provide express freight service for critical functions, such as factory lines and currency transport for banks, through the use of small & medium-sized aircraft. The 2 carriers combined bring strength from the north in Flex Aero's operations and the center & south of Brazil in TWO's network to command an overall claim of the market at 60%, reported Aviation Int'l News, of Midland Park, New Jersey. Its fleet will include 18 Cessna 208 Grand Caravans, of which each carrier will contribute nine, with a view to acquiring 12 more by year-end and two ATR twin-turboprops to increase annual tonnage from 7,500 to 10,000 tons. The Grand Caravan, built with FedEx's specifications as a low-cost cargo aircraft, is well suited to
What Is The Cessna Grand Caravan For Air Cargo?
Dead Stick Caravan Landing
***ACC3 Required....... as of 1st July 2014, virtually all air cargo & mail carriers operating into the European Union (EU) from third country airports will be required to obtain an EU Aviation Security Validation in order to maintain or acquire their ACC3 ("Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a 3rd Country Airport" ) designation. This validation, which needs re-issuance every five years, will be key if carriers are to continue flying cargo into
Read How To Obtain ACC3 Status
***New 7 Year Flight ...... as the U.S. Postal Service has renewed its contract for seven years with FedEx to provide domestic air transport for Priority and Express for US$10.5Bn.
***Southern Air Emerges ...... as it has completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11. Southern Air is the 1st operator in the world to operate the Boeing 777 freighter and operates 4 of these aircraft for DHL. Southern Air also operates 747-400F aircraft.
***Going Paperless ........ as IATA has released an informative guide for freight forwarders with a step-by-step description of the procedure that must be followed in order to engage with the e-AWB. Emerastes SkyCargo is the first airline to carry cargo under the multilateral e-AWB standard. Remember, a paper air waybill is still required for shipments subject to the Warsaw Convention.
***What's Up With Air Cargo
Read More About Air Cargo Germany
***Volumes >>> Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific and Dragonair posted a 5.3% year-on-year decline in combined cargo and mail to 136,504 tons and 1st quarter cargo tonnage also dropped 1.4% despite a 4.8% capacity reduction.>>> Singapore Changi Airport had a 2.2% decline in airfreight movements to 434,000 tons for first quarter of 2013. >>>
***Poverty Tragedy ..... as French officials are investigating how a dead body was found in the landing gear of an airplane that arrived from
***Follow The Signs To Long Term Parking ...... as a
***OMG -- Buckle-Up & Close Your Eyes! ....... as this is as close a shave as can be. The Air India aircraft which landed in Mumbai on April 12 morning without air traffic control (ATC) clearance had actually touched down when the runway was closed for inspection! Initial probe into the incident has revealed there were jeeps and personnel on the runway to look for bird remains when the erstwhile Indian Airlines' Airbus A-320 kept coming in to land despite warnings from the ATC about the runway being shut and it should go-around.
***Luck At 35,000 Feet? ...... as loverboy and king of fun Richard Branson has just launched Seat-to-Seat Delivery, aka Get Lucky, an in-flight flirting service on Virgin America which allows aspiring Mile High club members to send a cocktail, snack or meal to perfect strangers using a digital seat map. It's yet another addition to the personal entertainment system that already features seat-to-seat chatting, making the entire aircraft into an airborne pickup scene. Best route for dodging lame pickup lines and unwanted margaritas? Break out those old sweatpants and granny shoes that ought to buy you a bit of reading time.
See How The System Works:
OUR "C" Section: FF World Ocean News***
4. FF World Ocean Briefs
***May 22 Is National Maritime Day ...... as observance recognizes America's Merchant Marine for all the great contributions and sacrifices they've made and still make today for our country.The United States has always been, and will always be a great maritime nation. From our origins as 13 British colonies, through every period of peace and conflict since, the Merchant Marine has been a pillar in this country's foundation of prosperity and security. This year, ceremonies and celebrations throughout the country will recognize Maritime Day and the people our maritime nation depend on.
Find National Maritime Day Events In Your Area:
***Another Sharp Decline In Piracy ........ as was a 55% year-on-year decline in piracy incidents, down to 66 attacks worldwide in the first quarter, according to the latest report by the Int'l Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB). Four vessels were hijacked, 51 vessels were boarded, seven were fired upon and four attempted attacks were reported in the first quarter of 2013. In addition, 75 crew were taken hostage, 14 kidnapped and one killed. The worst affected area was the
***So Much For The Embargo ....... as
Read More About Sanctions Against Iran
***ILA - USMX Six Year Accord ...... as after more than a year of contentious negotiations, the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, and the Int'l Longshoremen's Assn. (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, have finally arrived to a state of labor peace. The ILA announced its membership has officially signed off on a 6-year Master Contract, which covers roughly 14,500 members, in a ratification vote held at East and
***EU-Asia Spot Rates Plunge ..... as they dropped 12.2% early this month to US$940 per TEU, while Asia-Mediterranean rates fell 11% to US$955 per TEU, according to the latest Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI). This marks the lowest rates on the Asia-Mediterranean trade since Nov. last year when they had fallen to just US$746 per TEU.
***Panama Canal As Major Fuel Saver ...... as its ability to handle 13,000 TEU ships after 2015 will offer potential bunker cost savings of up to US$40M a year, or 0.8% of a typical US$5Bn fuel cost for a major carrier. That was one conclusion from a wide-ranging debate at the Containerisation Int'l Global Liner Shipping Conference on the expansion of the Pacific-Atlantic water corridor from the current container ship norm of 5,000 TEU. Mercator International partner Bill Burns said there would be a number of "ripple effects" from the
***New Milestone For Panama Canal ....... as after completing the construction of the first monolith for the new locks on the Pacific end of the
***APL Less Four U.S. Flags ....... as the container shipping arm of
Read More About American President Lines, From 1848
***China To Build Africa Mega Hub ......as it is to invest US$10Bn in a port in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, that will overtake Dar es Salaam annual capacity of 800,000 TEU to reach 20 million TEU. In order to become a mega hub to rival the capital port it must be able to handle containerships of 6,000 TEU & 10,000 TEU simultaneously, said the Tanzania Shipping Agents Assn. (TASAA) China will also upgrade existing links and create new rail and road networks to link Bagamoyo to the countryside, said the report.
Read More About Port of
***The Old Is New Again ..... as the private operator of the
Take A Virtual Tour of The Manchester Ship Canal
***The Ships Must Go Underground ....... as plans for a huge tunnel for ships if given approval would be the first such tunnel in the world and could become a major tourist attraction. If approved, reports newspaper Aftenposten, the tunnel will be built at Stad in the
Read More About The Amazing Ship Tunnel
How Will The Ship Tunnel Look?
***A Decided Chill At Port of Savanah ......as Nordic Cold Storage has announced the grand opening of the first phase of its state-of-the-art storage and blast facility, located just minutes from the Port of Savannah. The site has over 200,000 sq. ft. of convertible temperature-controlled storage space and is capable of blasting more than 10 million pounds of product, ranging from fresh poultry to produce, per week. This US$30M facility currently employs 150 workers, but Nordic plans to start a 2nd phase by the end of the year, which will mirror the existing infrastructure. The cold storage warehouse began receiving its first shipments this month.
Read More About The
***Marine Rhinoplasty ........ as Hyundai Merchant Marine has converted its 8,600-TEU vessel M/V Hyundai Brave in the first type of conversion for the carrier to reshape bulbous bows to reduce fuel burn for slow steaming. The conversion, to economise at speeds cut to 18 from 27 knots, was carried out by China's Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding which has already completed conversions on 10 Maersk containerships. The work involved lowering of the new bow by 1.5 metres, reducing overall girth size to give it a more "dolphin like shape", said the South Korean carrier, reports Oslo-based TradeWinds.
***Throughput >>> Port of Charleston's two container terminals posted a 10% year-on-year increase in container volume to 1,160,999 TEU in the first nine months of its fiscal year ending March 30. >>> Fujian direct container shipping between itself and Taiwan was up 7% first quarter to 148,486 TEU year on year, which included a 3.03% more sailings to reach a total of 578. >>> Eastern China's Yangtze River port of Hefei lifted 18,903 TEU in the first quarter of this year, a 34.8% increase year on year and setting a March record volume of 8,606 TEU. >>> Northwest China's Alataw Pass checkpoint bordering Kazakhstan posted a year-on-year 23.2% increase in rail freight volume to about 4.49 million tons in the 1st quarter this year >>> For the West Coast in March, Port of Los Angeles reported a 22.6% drop to 503,168 TEU, but Port of Long Beach increased by 5.4% to hit 486,699 TEU. >>> Port of Tacoma's 1st quarter import container volume increased 52% year on year while exports went up 39% to a total of 134,867 TEU, attributed to the Grand Alliance moving in from Seattle last July. >>> Port of Virginia continues to report strong growth. Volume was up 7.7% to 179,518 TEU in March, the 3rd consecutive month of growth this year, rail volume rose 14.3% to 36,046 containers and barge traffic was up 11.4% to 4262 containers.
***This Month In U.S. Navy History
1805 "To the Shores of Tripoli," with Naval bombardment from USS Nautilus, USS Hornet, and USS Argus, Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon led his Marines to attack the Tripoli pirates at Derne, Tripoli, and raised the first U.S. Flag over foreign soil. The Battle of Derna was the Marines' first battle on foreign soil and is notably recalled in the first verse of the Marines' Hymn: "From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea."
1944, while an LST convoy trained in Lyme Bay (a part of the English Channel SW of England) for the Normandy Invasion, German motor torpedo boats out of Cherbourg, which had evaded Allied patrols, attacked the convoy.USS LST 507 and USS LST 531 were sunk of Portland Bill, England, and USS LST 289 was damaged.
1957, when King Hussein of Jordan reported a conspiracy to overthrow his government, USS Forrestal (CVA 59) and USS Lake Champlain (CVS 39), with accompanying destroyers, entered the Eastern Mediterranean to support his government. The planned coup failed.
***Adding Insult To Injury ..... as A Chinese boat that ran into a coral reef in the southwestern Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 10,000 kilos (22,000 pounds) of meat from a protected species, the pangolin or scaly anteater The steel-hulled vessel hit an atoll on April 8 at the Tubbataha National Marine Park, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site on Palawan Island. Coast guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Armand Balilo said April 15 that 400 boxes, each containing 25 to 30 kilos of frozen pangolins, were discovered during a second inspection of the boat April 13. The World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines said the Chinese vessel F/N Min Long Yu could have been carrying up to 2,000 of the toothless, insect-eating animals rolled up in the boxes, with their scales already removed. "It is bad enough that the Chinese have illegally entered our seas, navigated without boat papers and crashed recklessly into a national marine park and World Heritage Site," said WWF-Philippines chief executive officer Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan. "It is simply deplorable that they appear to be posing as fishermen to trade in illegal wildlife." The boat's 12 Chinese crewmen are being detained on charges of poaching & attempted bribery. The fishermen face up to 12 years' imprisonment and fines of up to US$300,000 for the poaching charge alone. For possession of the pangolin meat, they can be imprisoned up to six years and fined.
Read More About The Tubbataha National Marine Park
***For Sale ..... as one year after Maersk Mc-Kinney Mψller's death the shipowner's sailboat is on sale. The S/V Klem VIII is on sale for US$7M. A company called Top Yachts in Rungsted are in charge of selling the boat. Shipowner Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller took over the boat in July 2009, a few days after his 96th birthday. After the shipowner's death in 2012, the family was out sailing in it, but now it is put up for sale. The name S/V Klem VIII is a contraction of the initials of Kirsten, Leise, Emma and Maersk, which are the names of Maersk Mc-Kinney Mψller's two daughters, his wife Emma and Maersk itself. The boat was the last in the series of eight Mr. Maersk owned for private usage. If you dream about having a not so ordinary sailboat that belonged to one of Denmark's richest and most influential men, it is time for action.
**Back By Popular Demand**
We're sorry, but there were so many sinkings, explosions, pirate attacks, fires, cargo mishaps, battles on the water & other disasters at sea that we do not have room to print even the highlights this month. Many people lost their lives at sea this month
But you can read all this month's disaster news at our special Internet web feature which provides full details of each event -- our Vessel Casualties & Pirate Activity Database. Bookmark the site and visit every day! Updated twice daily.
SPECIAL NOTE: Please view the dramatic new pictures at our special "Gallery of Cargo Loss" website feature.
See our classic feature from Jan. 2012: "Costa Lot" - tragic capsize of M/V Costa Concordia
See our newest photo feature "Singles Only" - Transportation Disasters Told In A Single Photo!
Daily Vessel Casualties ...... as we don't want you to miss the excitement of our 24 hour reports of the dramatic events at sea each day -- stories of casualties & pirates --- almost none of which are carried on your local news. Edited daily by Christoph Wahner, Esq. of Countryman & McDaniel.
NOTE: The historic dangers of carriage by sea continue to be quite real. Shippers must be encouraged to purchase high quality marine cargo insurance from their freight forwarder or customs broker. It's dangerous out there.
OUR "D" Section: FF in Cyberspace***
6. The Cargo Letter "Cyber Ports Of Call"
Here are our suggested world wide web sites of the week for your business, your information and your amusement..............
Cargo & Trade>>>>>>
Handbook on the Int'l Transfer of Sentenced Persons, United Nations, 2012
IATA -- Directory of Available Air Cargo & Aircraft Courses
New CBP Centers for Excellence & Expertise (CEEs) for Base Metals, Industrial and Manufacturing materials, and Machinery.
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) License Applications Can Now Be Submitted Electronically
Piracy Mitigation Strategies Video Webcast Series
Revolutionary New Design For Submersible Hull Catamaran
The Supply Chain Optimization Handbook: 60-Page eBook
U.S. & Republic of Nigeria Announce Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) -- April 23
U.S. Dept. of State and the Dept. of Commerce Final Rules As Part of The Export Control Reform initiative
Al Safina Security, Maritime Security Company
RFID-Equipped Handheld Computer
Trade Shows, Exhibitions, Conferences & Business Events Worldwide
World Trade Organization Events
11th 3PL Summit ........18-20 June, Chicago
23rd CNS Partnership Conference .........5-7 May, Phoenix, Arizona
28th IAPH World Ports Conference .........8-10 May, Long Beach
2013 Air Cargo Trade Show & Convention ........9 May, Hacienda Hotel, LAX
AfricaRail .......24-27 June 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa
Air Cargo & Logistics Asia Conference and Exhibition ......... 16-18 Oct. 2013, Singapore
Cargo Logistics Canada Expo + Conference .......... 29-30 Jan. 2014, Vanouver, Canada
FIATA World Congress 2013 in Singapore ....... 16-19 Oct. 2013
IATA E-Cargo Conference ............. 18-20 June, Geneva, Switzerland
IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) ...........5-8 May, 2013, Vancouver, Canada
LA Harbor International Film Festival ..........2-5 May 2013, Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro, CA
Marine Insurance Association of Seattle: Education Day ....... 16 May, Grand Hyatt, Seattle
Marine Insurance Association of Seattle: June Educational Luncheon ........ 4 June, Washington Athletic Club
Sino-European Freight Forwarders Conference........ 20-23 June, Barcelona, Spain
Steamship Historical Society of America ShiPosium ...........2-5 May 2013, Long Beach
TOC Container Supply Chain: Europe ......... 25-27 June, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Virginia Maritim - International Trade Symposium ........ 9 May 2016, Norfolk, Virginia
Women in Aviation Exhibition....... 6-8 May 2013, Dubai
U.S. Customs and Border Protection -- "Role of the Broker" Initiative ....... 10 am & 4 pm, 2 May
Apps For That - iPhones>>>>>>>>>
Train Search App for Android & iPhone .......real-time information for Indian Railway trains
"English Wordfs: Transportation & Vehicles"
"Instrument Pilot" -- Smartphone Help Through Your Instrument Oral Exam
1962 Transportation of A-12 to Area 51 ....... great photos
Virtual Cockpit: Flying A Drone
Flying Low over Greenland
Historical JFK & LGA pictures ......... treasure trove
Jet Blue A Day in the Life: Pilots
M/V Quantum of The Seas ....... ship of firsts
No Matter What, You Will Never Party This Hard
Operation Praying Mantis 25 Years Later
Problem Package Delivery
Real World Touchscreen Interface
Submarine Community Remembers USS Thresher
U.S. Purpose Built Derelict Destroyer USCGC Seneca (WMEC 906)
Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Mark Ferguson's Address to the Maritime Society of of New York
OUR "E" Section: The Forwarder/Broker World***
7. New U.S. Transport Related Legal Cases _______
Ohl N. Am. Transp. v. Chris Crossley's Trucking Adventures
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54952
Breach of Contract & Negligence allegations ruled consistent with Carmack....... as the denied on April 17 a Carmack Carrier's motion to strike plaintiff's breach of contract and negligence allegations as being immaterial and impertinent in a Carmack Case. The Carmack Amendment, 49 U.S.C. Section 14706 et seq., preempts common law causes of action against a motor carrier for loss or damage to goods moving in interstate commerce, including breach of contract and negligence causes of action. However, as the Court articulated, this does not prevent a plaintiff from alleging breach of contract and negligence in support of a Carmack Case, to the extent such allegations do not contradict the Carmack Amendment's language. The ruling is important because it facilitates proper enforcement under Carmack of specific negotiated contractual terms under which a Carmack Carrier is engaged. Contact theCountryman & McDaniel attorneys for all logistics contract issues.
And again this month, a lighter look back at transport related cases .......
In re Leonardo
102 B.R. 202, Bankr. E.D. Cal. 1989
Restored antique or vintage automobile was not "work of art" under
Gentry v. State
Ga. Ct. App.1999, 513 S.E.2d 528
Brief use by juror during deliberations of toy truck and coffee cup to illustrate the collision between defendant's vehicle and that of other driver did not expose the jury to new evidence so as to require new trial, in prosecution for homicide by vehicle in the first degree, serious injury by vehicle, driving under the combined influence of alcohol and cocaine, and reckless driving.
Written from wire stories, the Associated Press, Reuters, Hong Kong Shipping News Lloyds & other world sources.
Michael S. McDaniel, Esq. Editor (Countryman & McDaniel)
Christoph M. Wahner, Esq. (Countryman & McDaniel) Daily Vessel Casualties
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