The Cargo Letter

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THE CARGO LETTER [335]
Air & Ocean Freight Forwarder - Customs Broker News
31 December 1998

Happy New Year 1999 from our Observation Deck...... overlooking the officially designated "Cargo City" area and....... Runway 25-Right, at Los Angeles International Airport, voted ``Best Cargo Airport in North America''. We hope see you in New Orleans on 17 Jan.!!!!

Welcome Euro! A New Trade Age Begins.

Contribute your knowledge, stories & company information ........ by e- mail to The Cargo Letter. We strive to bring you useful information which is timely & topical. Be sure to use our web site .......... http://cargolaw.com.

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Michael S. McDaniel, Editor & Publisher, Countryman & McDaniel, forwarder/broker attorneys at LAX.

INDEX to The Cargo Letter:

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 World Ocean News
   4. FF World Ocean Briefs
OUR "D" Section: FF in Cyberspace
   5. The Cargo Letter "Cyber Ports Of Call"

OUR "A" Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News


1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs

1999 AIR CARGO INTERNET SYMPOSIUM ........ Time Is Running Out!

The 3rd annual event sponsored by The Journal of Commerce and the Int'l Air Transport Association will once again gather air cargo professionals from around the globe to discuss how the most powerful information tool on the planet can be harnessed to improve every aspect of your transportation business. U.S. ratification of Montreal Protocol IV has opened the door for electronic air waybills. Customs can now be cleared with the click of a mouse. Hundreds of your competitors will gain a technical edge by coming to this conference. Can your company really afford *not* to attend?

As an extra bonus, this year's event has been set by organizer Michal Douglas at New Orleans famous Royal Sonesta Hotel from January 17-19, 1999. The conference will soon be sold out. Remaining spaces can be arranged through the web sites below. Make your reservation NOW!

Just A Few Featured Speakers From The Industry's Front Line Include :
Gail Blauer - V.P. Freight Marketing, Unisys
Alan Boehme, Director of Planning, DHL Worldwide Express
Guenter Rohrmann, President & CEO, AEI
Neil McCulloch, Manager of Dangerous Goods/Technical, IATA
Don Holt, Editor, Journal of Commerce
Vince Ryan, Mgr. of Global Distribution British Airways World Cargo
Chad Quinn, Sr. Business Mgr. for Transportation, Manugistics
Michael S. McDaniel, Esq., Countryman & McDaniel - The Cargo Letter
Cameron W. Roberts, Esq., Countryman & McDaniel - The Cargo Letter
Bill Lindsey, Sr. Technical Specialist, BAX Global
Fred Luessen, Airfreight Automation Consultant
Bob Foley, Pres., Export2000 - AES/AMS Internet Gateway
Larry Mays, Program Director: Freight Management Solutions, Unisys
Browning Rockwell, Pres., TradeCompass
Michal Douglas - MTA-IC: The Usenet Air Cargo Newsgroup
Jim Powell, Pres., Transportation Development Group
Paul Page, Editor, Air Cargo World

1999 AIR CARGO INTERNET SYMPOSIUM
http://www.mta-ic.com/acis3/
For Registration:
http://www.mta-ic.com/acis3/registration.htm
For Lodging:
http://www.royalsonestano.com/
Schedule of Events
http://www.mta-ic.com/acis3/schedule.htm

2. The Cargo Letter Financial Page


OUR "B" Section: FF World Air News


3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs


OUR "C" Section: FF World Ocean News


4. FF World Ocean Briefs


OUR "D" Section: FF in Cyberspace


5. 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 ...............

Los Angeles World Airports ............ a new site for its 4 airports -- Los Angeles Int'l, Ontario Int'l, Palmdale Regional & Van Nuys. A unique feature is the LAWA search engine that lets users query over a dozen databases.
http://www.lawa.org/

IBM Euro .......... a new resource from IBM with tools, guide & advise about the new Euro Currency, at our Financial Advisor page.
http://www.cargolaw.com/d.financialadvisor.html

Center For Int'l Trade
http://www.centretrade.com/

Kansas City Southern Rail Road ......... the new site.
http://www.kcsi.com

The Freight Detective's Cargo Tracker
http://www.cargolaw.com/cargotracker.html

The Freight Detective's Electronic Commerce
http://www.cargolaw.com/d2.ec.html

The Freight Detective's Search Engine Central ............ over 50 search engines in many specialty areas, such as news, finance & transport. Find anything!
http://www.cargolaw.com/d.search.engines.html

Customs Broker License
http://www.customs.review.com

Lifeline ........... the story of the Oakland Naval Supply Center in WW II. Details of the new KQED public T.V. (San Francisco) documentary.
http://www.kqed.org/cell/lifeline/

Seastaff-L ...........the web site for the information exchange between seafarers.
http://seastaff.listbot.com

One Share of Stock, Inc ........... makes a great gift! Buy a framed share of Harley Davidson for your hog loving spouse or Disney for your child, or Playboy for your gown up child, or Union Pacific Railroad for your boss. A Tiffany & Co. share for your wife will be cheaper than that Tiffany ring she saw! It's under "Specialty Foods & Gifts" at our own "The Freight Detective's Shopping Mall"
http://www.cargolaw.com/d.shopper.html

Global Message Exchange ...... in German.
http://www.gmx.net/ [an error occurred while processing this directive]