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Section A: Trade, Financial & Inland News | Section B: FF World Air News |
Section C: FF World Ocean News | Section D: FF in Cyberspace |
Section E: The Forwarder Broker World

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 ...............


FMC Survey ........The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is currently reviewing the competitive conditions resulting from the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA). In response to an FMC request, the NCBFAA canvassed its members on numerous commercial & legal issues that flow from OSRA, & made a lengthy submission to the FMC. Read the results of the survey & commentary by our friend Edward D. Greenberg, Transportation Counsel for the NCBFAA.

A Shipping Saga ......... from ForwarderLaw.

Multimodal Vs. Through Transport -- What's The Difference? .......... from ForwarderLaw.  A proposal by the Comite Maritime Int'l, or CMI, is that Multimodal transport be regulated when including a sea leg, or component.

Shipper May Sue Under The MAWB .......... as a British Court comes to the conclusion that even when a forwarder issues its own air transport document, a HAWB, the customer can sue the carrier on the MAWB issued to the forwarder.

Qualifying Statements On The Bill of Lading ..... a continuing dispute over "Said To Contain" -- comments.


CMA CGM Bad Stack LAX Cargo Disaster ........ a new photo disaster feature of The Cargo Letter.

CubeIQ ...... container loading software free demo.

Dirt Locators

Ernst & Young Passport - business & tax regs for 130 nations.

eTrackCargo ...... 'nuf said.

European Shippers' Council

GTNexus ....... multicarrier portal had used the temporary name GTN.

How To Import & Export .......... from U.S. Customs.

Hyundai Merchant Marine ......... has new web site with "Cyber Service Center."

Phoenix Int'l Freight Services ........ launches redesigned web site with enhanced tracking, available forms & sailing schedules. Enables clients to access data & tools designed for the coordination of Int'l shipments. Key new features include Phoenix FastTrack which provides both importers & exporters with access to purchase orders and shipment status. ........ claims itself to be a different virtual logistics marketplace that provides an efficient, one-to-one trading environment on the Web 'in an auction format.

LogiPlan ....... software for transportation.

Maritime E Marketplace

Ship N Track ........ supply chain solutions for E-commerce operator.

Australians For Qantas ........ new site for designed to give company owners access to discounts similar to those that large organizations with hundreds of employees can receive, the QBIZ site offers discounted airfares & reduced rates on car rentals, hotel accommodation and business-related products such as telecommunication, computer products & freight. Available for any company with an Australian Business Number.  

Qantas.......... revised site enables customers to track multiple air waybills at some time.

Need A Part? ........ for some old appliance, computer, lawn mower or anything else.  We found the place.


Trade Show Central ...... index to all industries.

Marine Machinery Assn. Annual Spring Meeting ........ May 2, Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City.  The theme is "Building the Navy for the 21st Century. 

Shipbuilding Technologies 2001:  A Shipbuilding Technologies Information Exchange .......... at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi on Sept. 5 - 6, 2001.

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Written from wire stories, the Associated Press, Reuters, Hong Kong Shipping News Lloyds & other world sources.