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THE CARGO LETTER 
Air & Ocean Logistics - Customs Broker News
29 August 2013
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INDEX to The Cargo Letter:
OUR Top Story***
OUR "A" Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News***
1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs ______________
2. The Cargo Letter Financial Page ______________
OUR "B" Section: FF World Air News***
3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs ____________
OUR "C" Section: FF
4. FF World Ocean Briefs _____________________
5. The Cargo Letter Cargo Damage Dispatches _____
**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***
Turbulent Skies For Prospective Largest Airline
OUR "A" Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News***
1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs _____________
***U.S. Exports in June Reach An All-Time High of US$191.2Bn ....... as this resulted in the narrowing of the trade deficit by 22% from May to US$34.4Bn, and possibly boosting estimates for second quarter growth, according to figures from the Commerce Dept's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The previous monthly record for exports was US$188.7Bn set in December. The
***Israel Hits Three Year Export Low ..... as the Israel Export and Int'l Cooperation Institute (IEICI) has expressed deep concern about the drop in high-tech exports with a reported US$3.7Bn in high-tech exports in the 1st half of 2013, 8% less than in the 1st half of 2012 - the lowest figure in 3 years. The IEICI's data indicate avionics, electronic components & pharmaceuticals, rose by 5.5% in dollar terms, to US$10.3Bn. This growth, according to the data, was mostly due to large exporters, including Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Intel Israel Ltd., and deliveries of equipment by defense industries under previous contracts. High-tech exports began falling in the 4th quarter of 2011, and the slide continued through 2012, with a 3.3% drop.
***No Arms For Egypt ...... as the EU Foreign Affairs Council has agreed to ban the export of arms to
***NIT League Questions New
Read More About China VAT Reform
***Sweet Feat ...... as Mexico will ship more than 700,000 tons of sugar to world markets outside of the United States in the 2012/13 crop year as the country becomes a global supplier for the first time in at least a decade, according to the chief of a trade association representing cane mill owners. The vast majority of
***Peasants Starve As Skis Are Waxed For Party Members ....... as the Swiss government is blocking the sale of a ski lift to
Read More About
***Curbing Dangerous Light ..... as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned about the increased availability in stores and on the Internet of certain types of laser products—some of which are being sold illegally because they are powered above 5 milliwatts (mW), which is a standard for certain types of lasers and laser projectors. Green lasers are particularly troubling to FDA, says CDR Dan Hewett, U.S. Public Health Service, a health promotion officer in the Electronic Products Branch of FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. "A green laser beam could cause a larger startling or flash-blinding effect compared to a similarly powered red laser because the human eye is especially sensitive to green light," says Hewett. Flash blindness is a temporary loss of vision that occurs when the eye is suddenly exposed to intense light. Laser lights beamed at aircraft also have FDA concerned. Incidents associated with laser lights beamed at aircraft have tripled in a 4-year period since Dec. 2004, when the Federal Aviation Administration began tracking reports. In 2008, pilots reported a total of 950 cases of laser light striking an aircraft or illuminating a cockpit. FDA regulates radiation-emitting electronic products, including all types of lasers. Illegal laser products that are imported are also subject to detention & seizure by U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
Study The FDA Table of Laser Hazards & Product Examples
***University of San Francisco Says UPS Logistics A Masterpiece of Streamlined Supply Chain Management .........as the university found there's much to admire about UPS. Nicknamed "Brown" for the trademark color of its delivery trucks, the Atlanta, Georgia-based multinational corporation often ranks high on lists of the most valuable brands and most admired companies. For 104 years, United Parcel Service has been seeking ways to get things from here to there as quickly, efficiently & economically as possible. In 2012, the company delivered more than 4 billion packages and documents to nearly 9 million daily customers in more than 220 countries and territories. That entailed a fleet of more than 96,000 cars, vans, tractors and motorcycles, as well as 230 jets, according to UPS. UPS has, in fact, become a 3rd-party provider of direct-to-store networks with its UPS Trade Direct service, offering companies a range of shipping management and fulfillment options. Such services can streamline logistics, eliminating the need for companies to build or lease warehouses & distribution centers. They also can reduce the number of parties involved in a supply chain, decreasing the potential for system failures or slowdowns at the various links in the chain. In a white paper titled "Inventory in Motion," UPS highlighted its direct-to-store work for the Idea Group in speeding delivery of promotional products from manufacturers in
Read The University of San Francisco Study
Read The UPS White Paper: Inventory In Motion - A Direct Alternative To Global Fulfillment
***Insurance Fraud A Global Problem ..... as insurers increase their focus on claims fraud, costing the
***"Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21) .........as this federal transportation bill signed into law on 6 July 2013 will take effect this 1 Oct. While most of the measure focuses on federal surface transportation spending, a key provision redefines domestic law. A motor carrier may no longer obtain FMCSA authority as both a motor carrier and a freight broker or domestic freight forwarder. Specifically, such operations must be completely seperate, meaning any motor carrier involved in freight brokering (either formally or informally) must now separate those operations and seek separate FMCSA authority for each entity. Informal brokering is no longer permitted to be done by a motor carrier. MAP-21 also states that any freight broker or forwarder must now obtain a US$75,000 bond. The previous limit of US$10,000 was required of brokers, not forwarders. There must be full compliance by 1 Oct. 2013, so contact the Countrytman & McDaniel attorneys now for assistrance.
Summary of MAP-21
***Cargo Theft Down, But Value Up .......as in the 2nd quarter of 2013, the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International recorded a total of 194 thefts in the United States, a 27% increase in value and a 12% decrease in volume from the same time a year ago. That compares to a 4% increase in value and a 15% decrease in volume compared to the 1st quarter of this year. There were 45 thefts in April, 66 in May and 83 in June. The average loss value per incident during the quarter was US$164,594.
Learn More About FreightWatch
***U.S. Intermodal Healthy ....... as domestic container volume continued its steady performance in the 2nd quarter of 2013 with 9% year-over-year gains, largely attributable to a strong big box segment, with total intermodal traffic rising by 2.4% for the quarter. International volume was unable to build on its solid Q1 growth, falling 1.3% in Q2 after posting 3% gains in Q1. This decline can be attributed to surprisingly weak shipments in June, with loads falling 6% from a year ago. It is unclear if the June trail off is an indicator of more to come, or if the 6% dip is an anomaly. Intermodal trailer volumes declined 2.5% when compared to 2012's Q2, but this loss was less than half of the decrease in loads experienced in Q1. "Domestic container volume was the foundation of intermodal growth in both the 2nd quarter and year to date," said Joni Casey, President & CEO of Intermodal Assn. of North America. "Despite some segments slowing in Q2, the Market Trends and Statistics data confirm the industry's underlying momentum." The Southeast region was the clear leader in the 2nd quarter of 2013, according to IANA's Market Trends data, with intermodal increasing 8.1% compared to 2012. Intra-southeast shipments bested the national average, posting an impressive 11.1% in Q2. Regional traffic in the
Read More About The Intermodal Assn. of
***Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Final Rule For Unified Registration System ........ improves the registration process for motor carriers, property brokers, freight forwarders, IEPs, HMSP applicants and cargo tank facilities required to register with FMCSA.
Read The FMCSA Final Rule
***Glimpse of Industry Trend? ........ as UPS has told employees it plans to halt health-care coverage for about 15,000 spouses of nonunion workers who are covered by other plans. The plans were outlined in a 19-page question-and-answer document posted on the Internet by news outlets last week. A company spokesman told Transport Topics the move, which affects only a limited number of employees, was made in response to rising health-care costs. If a nonunion employee's spouse doesn't have coverage, UPS' memo said the company will keep providing it. The move doesn't affect about 60% of UPS employees who are Teamsters. They are covered under health plans negotiated through labor agreements. Earlier this year, union members approved a new master contract, but talks continue on side agreements.
***Federal Somelier? ...... as allowing the U.S. Postal Service to deliver beer, wine and spirits is high on the wish list for raising cash for the financially ailing agency, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said this month. In an interview with The Associated Press, Donahoe also endorsed ending most door-to-door and Saturday mail deliveries as cost-saving measures for his agency, which lost US$16BBn last year. Donahoe said delivering alcohol has the potential to raise as much as US$50M a year. He mentioned how customers might want to, for example, mail bottles of wine home when they tour vineyards. Donahoe said his agency has looked at the possibility of using special boxes that would hold 2, 4 or 6 bottles and ship for a flat-rate to anywhere in the country."There's a lot of money to be made in beer, wine and spirits," Donahoe said. "We'd like to be in that business. The Postal Service says mailing alcoholic beverages is currently restricted by law. Customers are even told to cover any logos or labels if they use alcoholic beverage boxes for shipments. Perhaps the wine will be aged by the time it arrives.
***Dangerous Transport Volunteer ...... as Darius McCollum can explain the complicated workings of the
***Esteemed Transport Volunteer ...... as Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg dressed up as a taxi driver and took passengers around
Read What You Can Do To Help The CMRR Volunteers
2. The Cargo Letter Financial Page ____________
**AP Moller Maersk group. DOWN as owner of the world's biggest container shipping line, has posted an 11% decline in 2nd quarter profit to US$856M, drawn on revenues of US$14.1Bn, down 8%.
**CEVA. DOWN with a 2.5% year-on-year pre-tax profit decline in the 2nd quarter to US$80M, drawn on revenues of US$2.14Bn, down 6.6%.
**Damco. DOWN as Maersk's stand-alone forwarding division posted a 1st half year-on-year net loss of US$2M, having raised US$1.5Bn in revenue from Jan. to June.
**Hanjin Shipping. DOWN as the world 7th biggest container carrier has posted a 1st half net loss of loss of US$103.6M, a reduction of 66% from 2012.
**Horizon Lines. DOWN as the
**Lufthansa Cargo. UP as 1st half operating profit increased 27% compared to the same period last year to US$81.3M.
**Matson Inc. UP as the
**Orient Overseas (Int'l) Ltd (OOIL). DOWN with a 1st half net loss of US$15.3M drawn from revenues of US$3.02Bn, against a US$116.5M profit in the same period last year.
**Regional Container Lines. DOWN with a 2nd quarter net loss of THB132 million (US$4.2M) compared with a year-on-year net profit of THB5 million.
OUR "B" Section: FF World Air News***
3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs __________
***Blocking The Next World's Biggest Carrier? ....... as antitrust regulators have filed a law suit to block the US$11Bn merger of US Airways and American Airlines, throwing a wrench into a deal shareholders, creditors and European officials have already signed off on. The U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) and attorneys general from 6 states and the
***More Price Fixing ...... as
***Meet The Airbus A350 ..... as it has made its first "virtual passenger flight," with 129 passengers and a cabin crew supplied by Cathay Pacific taking part in a four hour dry run on July 25 in an A350 mock-up dubbed "Cabin Zero." The make-believe flight is another milestone in the road towards the A350's debut into commercial service in mid-2014, and follows the next-gen jetliner's first actual flight on June 14th.
See The Impressive Presentation
***Air Cargo Malawi Limited Lives ...... as it is set up now as a wholly owned subsidiary of the now defunct Air Malawis, has told customers its operational status to the UK is fully functional. Air Cargo (UK) Malawi country manager Steve Msamala, the first Malawian to head UK offices in London Heathrow, said the passenger services of Air Malawi have ended but cargo operations are going strong.
***Teamsters Back Off ..... as it dropped a bid to push aside another union and represent about 11,000 aircraft mechanics and other workers at American Airlines. The Teamsters said Aug. 9 they were pulling out because of the government lawsuit last week to block the merger of American Airlines & US Airways. The union said that the lawsuit had thrown American employees in turmoil, and a representation fight between two unions wouldn't help matters. The Teamsters had hoped to represent ground workers after American & US Airways merged, but lost on both fronts.
***Airbus' Nex-Gen Transport Plane..... as a collaboration of European nations have spent more than a decade developing a heavy transport plane fit for the 21st century, the Airbus A400M Atlas. The A400M Atlas is a 4-engine turboprop transport aircraft designed by Airbus as a tactical airlift platform. It measures 148 feet long and 48 feet tall with a 139-foot wingspan, putting it squarely between the C-130 and the C-17 in terms of size and speed (but still way smaller than the Antonov An-225). A quartet of 11,000 HP Europrop TP400-D6 turboprop engines and four 8-bladed 17 foot-diameter "scimitar" props grant the plane a 485 MPH cruising speed, a service ceiling of more than 37,000 feet and a range of 1,781 to 3,450 nmi, depending on the load. That's over 100 MPH faster and 1,000 miles farther than the C-130 Hercules. Plus, the Atlas' beefy power plant, combined with its reinforced landing gear and lightweight carbon fibre reinforced plastic wings and rotors, allows it to take off from short, unpaved runways in as little as 3,215 feet (980 meters). A breakthrough design feature, the A400M's propellers are designed to turn in opposite directions. This not only reduces maintenance and replacement costs (most turbo prop planes have left- or right-handed engines depending on which wing they go on; this uses a gearbox to only turn the blades backwards so the engines themselves become universal), it also produces superior lift, reduces torque, prop wash, and yaw compared to the older designs where both engines on each wing turned the same direction. At 81,600 pounds (116 troops or 66 stretchers with 25 attending medics) at 58 feet long, 13 feet wide, and 12 feet tall, it holds roughly double what the Hercules can. In addition, the Atlas is outfitted with aerial refueling equipment, allowing it to be used as a flying gas station, and can also be equipped with a variety of electronic surveillance & countermeasures for ISR operations. This said, the Boeing C-17 will remain the top fleet carrier.
Airbus A400M Atlas
Airbus A400M Atlas Amazing Takeoff Ability. Feb. 2013
***Meet The va-Q-tec ....... as built in UK, these containers use passive technology (no batteries, heating elements or fans) via vacuum insulation panels that protect internal contents from extreme ambient temperatures. The containers are particularly useful in the movement of pharmaceutical and biotechnological material. There are 3 sizes of va-Q-tainers: USx, EU and XL. All three sizes may be transported to and from all regions worldwide. In terms of transit effectiveness XL and EU containers have been qualified to keep perishables for more than 96 hours of performance; the USx has been qualified to more than 120 hours of performance, even at extreme summer and winter temperatures. Internal/external temperature data and shipment monitoring data may be downloaded after transport from the "data-loggers" installed on each unit.
Read More About The va-Q-tec
***Volumes >>> Air
The New Air
Air New Zealand "Bare" Saftey Warning
Air New Zealand Animated Saftey
Air New Zealand Middle Earth Saftey Briefing
***Mobile Parmesan In The Air ...... as a restaurant says it has switched vendors after a customer found a cluster of maggots on his sandwich at Atlanta's airport. Weekly traveler Joel Woloshuk told WSB-TV last week that he bought a sandwich from Café Intermezzo and realized the white specks on top of it were maggots - not parmesan - when they began moving. In a statement to WSB-TV, Café Intermezzo's president said the case was isolated and the problem could not have originated at the restaurant. He says the restaurant switched bread vendors and "not a single crumb" from the original bakery remains. Atlanta Dept. of Aviation officials say they're distributing ultraviolet lights to
See The Sandwhich & "
OUR "C" Section: FF World Ocean News***
4. FF World Ocean Briefs
***Leaning The Fleet ...... as container shipping is "hobbling forward" as ship scrapping is at a "healthy level" of 258,000 TEU with a further 200,000 TEU to leave the fleet by year-end to counterbalance new vessels coming online at over 1.4 million TEU, said a recent report from BIMCO. The report from the international shipping association of owners, operators, brokers and agents, said that demand on the intra-Asia and transpacific trade routes and Europe-to-Asia backhaul offset any decline in demand on the Asia-to-Europe front-haul leg.
What is BIMCO?
***Canal Open In Egypt's State of Emergency ....... as it has not affected the Suez Canal, though local truck access to the APM Terminals at Port Said has been cut by the closure of a bridge, but having little impact as most moves are transshipments, reported the BBC. APM Terminals, which operates the Suez Canal Container Terminal in
***Union Slowdown? ...... as many expect a work showdown next month over who has the right to repair chassis used to move containers to and from U.S. marine terminals. The Int'l Longshoremen's Assn. (ILA) and the management group that bargains with them, the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), sent a joint letter dated 6 Aug. to members saying "there has been an influx of leasing company chassis that are directly leased to truckers who do not use the ILA to perform maintenance and repair of these chassis requesting service at USMX Master Contract covered facilities." The letter, signed by ILA Pres. Harold Daggett, and David Adam, the chairman & CEO of USMX, says chassis leased to truckers but not maintained by the ILA, violate a work-preservation commitment contained in the ILA/USMX master contract because "these chassis had in the past been maintained and repaired historically at facilities in port areas that employ ILA-represented maintenance workers." A provision in the contract says "no container chassis shall be received, delivered, mounted on or dismounted from a chassis pool chassis that has been repaired & maintained in the port area by employees who are not represented by the ILA." In another letter, also signed by Daggett and Adam, says the ILA — not, for example a ship's crew — has jurisdiction over the plugging & unplugging of containers aboard ships calling at master contract ports provided that the bargaining parties can agree on the manning and agreed hours for the ILA labor.
ILA and USMX Clarify Union's Preservation of ILA Chassis Work
***Digging Deep To Serve The Big Ditch ...... as industry and Louisiana transportation officials have released a new economic impact report detailing the benefits of deepening the Mississippi River to 50 feet from its current 45-foot draft. The Big River Coalition and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development commissioned the study by noted economist Tim Ryan, PhD., entitled "The Economic Impact of Deepening the
Read The Landmark Study (complete with tables & charts)
***Northwest Passage ...... as Chinese cargo ship is attempting to sail to Europe via an Arctic "short-cut" that could shave almost two weeks off the journey time. Shipping firm Cosco Group's vessel M/V Yong Sheng, a 19,000-ton freighter, set sail from
Map of The M/V Yong Sheng Voyage
***Berthing Giants ...... as terminal operators face big challenges as they deal with incoming 18,000 TEU mega ships, which few can handle, cope with the cascading big ships on smaller ports as well as the sheer explosion of output worldwide, says a Drewry report. The size of the world's biggest containership has quadrupled in 20 years, said the Drewery's report, and on the Asia-Europe route, it has doubled in 10 years, spawning huge alliances like the P3, the union of Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM. Container port demand is expected to rise 5% a year by 2017, or 186 million TEU - equivalent to the total throughput of all Chinese ports in 2012, said the report. If they only perform at the world average,
Learn More About Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd
***Long Beach Back In The Lead ......as July figures show the RMS Queen Mary's home port continues to close the gap on the Port of Los Angeles. Container throughput at
***Felixstowe Hits A Milestone ...... as the UK's biggest container port on 21 August handled the 70 millionth TEU since container operations began there in the mid-1960s The landmark container was loaded aboard the 13,800 TEU capacity M/V MSC Bettina by the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, MP, UK Secretary of State for Transport, operating a crane under the guidance of one of the port's crane driving instructors. The event comes shortly after the opening of the port's new North Rail Terminal, co-financed by the European Union Trans-European Transport Network, which will double rail capacity at the port. Felixstowe says it handled a record 3.7M TEU in 2012, over 40% of all containers moved through
***Voyage of The Gatekeepers ...... as in a major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the first 4 gates for the new locks have arrived from the
Dramatic Video of First Gates For The Expanded
***End of HST? ..... as a U.S. Senate bill could go forward next month that will propose a repeal of the existing Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) replacing it with a fee to be levied on goods imported by road and rail from
***Stronger Sisters ..... as Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has announced that the work to strengthen the hulls of three of the six sister ships of the 7,041 TEU M/V MOL Comfort, which sank in mid-June in the Indian Ocean after its hull split in two and a fire broke out on board, has been completed. The Japanese shipping company began preventative measures to enhance the safety of the six sister vessels immediately after the incident.
***Medrano Revoked ..... as on July 25, 2013, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) revoked Transporte Medrano, Inc. d/b/a Medrano Express' ocean transportation intermediary license. Medrano Express is no longer authorized to provide ocean transportation services. Consumers and businesses should not tender cargo to Medrano Express or its agents for the international shipment of goods.
***Failed Smuggle ..... as the 35-member crew of a North Korean ship detained for smuggling Cuban weapons under 10,000 tons of sugar is likely to be returned home in a month, according to a Panamanian government official familiar with the incident.
***All Ashore Who's Going Ashore!!!! ..... as the captain of
***Having One For The Road ..... as an epic bender nearly landed a tourist on the proverbial "slow boat from
***Throughput >>> China ports container movement posted an 8.4% year-on-year increase in throughput nationwide to 16.49 million TEU, while also posting a 0.3% slower rate of growth. >>>
***This Month In
1782 - Badge of Military Merit (Purple Heart) established.
1912 - Birthday of the Navy Dental Corps.
1942 - Navy Amphibious Task Force lands Marines on
1945 - First surrender of Japanese garrison at end of World War II; USS Levy (DE 162) receives surrender of Mille Atoll in
1980 - USS Passumpsic (AO 107) rescues 28 Vietnamese refugees.
***Goodbye ...... as a bit of TV history is now in the scrap heap, literally. The cruise ship used in The Love Boat took her last voyage to a Turkish breakers this month to be dismantled for metal and parts. The 42-year-old M/V Pacific Princess was a star of sorts in the ABC show, which ran from 1977 to 1986. The final journey from
Take A Step Back In Time
***The Bad Idea Moves Forward ....... as Blue Star Line in conjunction with German hydrodynamic service and consulting company Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) will next month be conducting the first model testing of the proposed "M/V Titanic II". A 9.3m wooden model of Titanic II will be put through resistance and powering tests in a 300m long tank at HSVA's
Read More About M/V Titanic II
5. The Cargo Letter Cargo Damage Dispatches
**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 2001 Photo Feature Award Winner: "Bumper Cars" two stories of the sea.
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>>>>>>
China Manufacturing Outlook 2013-2014 - Summary of Findings & Forecasts
Dramatic Shift in
Elon Musk Unveils Designs for Hyperloop....... CEO of Tesla Motors & SpaceEx reveals diagrams
EU - Honduras, Nicaragua & Panama Trade Agreements Became Operational Aug. 1
Hauling New Treasure Along The Silk Road
Integrating Inland Port & Logistics Networks to Improve Supply Chain Performance - A Drewry PDF Report
Tesla's Revolutionary Supply Chain
Top 100 U.S. Truckers From Inbound Logistics
U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Broker Examination ......Oct. 7, 2013 at various locations throughout the U.S.
U.S. Customs & Border Protection Notice of Regulatory Changes For Split Shipments
U.S. Navy All Hands Magazine Digital Archive Launched (since 1922)
Where Next For Ocean Freight Rates? + A Drewry PDF Report
Corinthian Protection International
Solar Power for Trucks
Trade Shows, Exhibitions, Conferences & Business Events Worldwide
World Trade Organization Events
2nd Annual World Congress of Ocean-2013 ........... 23-25 Sept.,
4th Annual Marine Tech
5th Annual Cool Logisrics Global Conference ........ 24-26 Sept. 2013, Rotterdam
6th Optimising Port Development Conference .......... 4-5 Dec. 2013, London
9th IATA Cargo Claims & Loss Prevention ......... 19 - 21 Nov., 2013, Limerick, Ireland
Air Cargo & Logistics Asia Conference and Exhibition ......... 16-18 Oct. 2013, Singapore
Cargo Logistics Canada Expo + Conference .......... 29-30 Jan. 2014, Vanouver, Canada
European International Freight Conference 2013 ........ 21-23 Nov. 2013,
FIATA World Congress 2013 in
IATA Legal Symposium 2014....... 23 - 25, Feb. 2014, San Francisco
Intermodal Europe 2013 ......8-10 Oct. 2013, Hamburg Messe, Hamburg Germany
Intermodal Asia 2014 ........1-3 April 2014, Shanghai World Expo Center, Shanghai
Marine Insurance Association of Seattle 2013 Golf & Bowling Tournament and Banquet ........ Oct. 7 2013
Transport Security Expo 2013 ........13-14 Nov. 2013, Olympia, London UK
Western Cargo Conference (WESCCON) ......... 17-20 Oct. 2013, Racho Las Palmas Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA
Apps For That - iPhones & Droids>>>>>>>>>
Educreations ....... a white board App
Red Laser .... scan barcodes for competitive prices & product info
71st Doolittle Raiders Anniversary
Alaska C-17 Plane Crash Full Flight Video HD, 22 April 2013
Battle of Fishguard .......the last armed invasion of Britain
"Big Boy" Locomotive On The Move
Boeing 747 Flight - Stowaway/Landing Gear View
Cats & Vacums
Ford's B-24 Bomber Plant at Willow Run, Michigan
Great Moments in Travel History
Fortress Coming Home
King Air B100 - IFR flight to La Guardia KLGA
New Fireboats Amongst World's Most Powerful
Prager University - Wisdom In 5 Minutes
President Lyndon B Johnson Ordering Pants, 1964 (really)
SFO Time Lapse - Aug. 2 2013
SpaceX's Grasshopper Scores ...... Falcon 9 test rig takes off, flies to altitude of 250 meters, moves laterally 100 meters & returns to pad -- a crucial step in the program's progress. Impressive
Terrafugia Transition Flying Car Makes First Public Flight
Top 10 Stolen Cars in 2012 - NICB Hot Wheels List
Training A Student Jetman
OUR "E" Section: The Forwarder/Broker World***
7. New U.S. Transport Related Legal Cases _______
***Turbulent Skies For Prospective Largest Airline........as the U.S. Dept. of Justice, joined by 7 state Attorney Generals, filed suit on August 13th against U.S. Airways Group, Inc. ("US Air") and AMR Corporation ("AA") in an effort to block the anticipated merger between U.S. Air and AA. That merger was the intended plan under which AA was to emerge from its still-pending bankruptcy, a plan largely brought about by US Air management and AA's pilots' union, the Allied Pilots Assn.
The lawsuit alleges the merger would leave three very similar
AA and U.S. Air vehemently deny the allegations and advocate consumer benefits of the merger, pledging to fight the charges aggressively and asserting confidence the merger will be approved, albeit now delayed. The airlines, joined by the Allied Pilots Association, have requested expedited handling and trial before the end of the year. 1:13-cv-01236 (D.C. 2013)
Written from wire stories, the Associated Press, Reuters, Hong Kong Shipping News Lloyds & other world sources.
The Cargo Letter Correspondents:
Michael S. McDaniel, Esq. Editor (Countryman & McDaniel)
Christoph M. Wahner, Esq. (Countryman & McDaniel) Daily Vessel Casualties
Bruce Lindsay, Esq. (Countryman & McDaniel)
Maria Jackson (Countryman & McDaniel)
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