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Section A: Section: 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

The Cargo Letter "Cyber Ports of Call"

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.

Assn. of Ship Brokers & Agents (USA) ......... home study/distance learning -- ship brokering, chartering & maritime law.

State of California Trade & Transport Report.

Customer Service ....... admit you have a problem.

Green Truck ......... the environmental side.

GSP & Developing Countries Trade Policy

Hidden Costs of Warehouse Management Solutions

Lloyd's List Maritime Excellence Awards

Mile High Internet .......... the lines line up.

X-rays & Homeland Security


Light & Medium Duty Truck Magazine ........ care for your fleet with a free subscription

Globe World Directory ......... since 1948, up-to-date information on companies in the shipping, forwarding & transportation trade.

Hovercraft Toy .......... US$29.95

Leonard's Guide Int'l Air Cargo Directory

Mariner's Annual

NiceVision System ..........records cameras for on-site remote monitoring

Shipping Jobs

Truckers For USA ......... mail order truckers!

NOTE: The Cargo Letter does not accept compensation for these commercial listings. We just pick ones we like.


American Assn. of Port Authorities ..........port security seminar July 30-Aug. 1 at the Sheraton Los Angeles Harbor hotel in San Pedro, Calif.
call (703) 684-5700

CMA Shipping 2003 Conference and Trade Show......... Stamford, CT, March 17-19, 2003.

Int'l Center For Trade & Sustainable Development -- Event Calendar

Los Angeles Harbor Transportation Club ........... 6PM, Thurs. Feb. 6, 2003, Reef Restaurant, Long Beach Harbor. $35-per person. Speaker: George Larrazolo, American Riggers, Inc. -- the man who moved the "Spruce Goose" & earned the "Int'l Rigging Job of the Year" award.

Los Angeles Transportation Club .........Wed. Feb. 5, 2003 11:30AM, The Reef Restaurant, Long Beach Harbor -- Robin W. Lanier, president of Alliance Management Group, a consulting company specializing in government and public affairs -- "Needed: Change on the Waterfront"

SeacargoAmericas ............ Port of Miami, May 7 & 8 2003.

Seatrade Middle East Maritime 2003 ...........3-5 February 2003, Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE

Tulane Admiralty Law Institute ...........March 19 - 21, 2003.

United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Assn. .......... workshop in Long Beach, Calif., on Feb. 23 to discuss the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's new country of origin labeling requirements for produce. In last year's Farm Bill, Congress directed the USDA to develop guidelines for interim voluntary labeling in advance of mandatory regulation that must be in place by Sept. 30, 2004. The voluntary guidelines were published by USDA in Sept.

U.S. Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Div. .......... free Automated Export System user meetings starting later this month. AES will be mandatory for processing shipper's export declarations (SED) for shipments listed on the U.S. Munitions List & the Commerce Control List by this summer. AES user meetings include:
* Jan. 30 -- Miami.
* Jan. 31 -- Miami.
* Feb. 12 -- Los Angeles.
* Feb. 13 -- AESDirect workshop, Los Angeles.
* March 11 -- Jamaica, N.Y.
* March 12 -- AESDirect workshop, Hempstead, N.Y.
* April 3 -- Boulder, Colo.

U.S. Int'l Trade Commission ........ free public training sessions to introduce users to its upgraded Electronic Document Information System at the agency's Washington headquarters on Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Training will focus on electronic filing processes & procedures and the enhanced search capabilities of the new system. Registration is not required.
Call 202-205-1802

U.S. Military Traffic Management Command ........... annual training symposium in Denver, March 17-20. The U.S. Navy will participate for the 1st time. There will be 18 breakout sessions on transportation-related subjects, such as freight, household goods, passenger traffic, entitlements & strategic distribution management.

U.S. Trade & Development Agency ......... conference "to promote secure trade & transportation" Feb. 23-25 in Bangkok, Thailand.


Monterey Bay ........ mysterious undersea world of exotic & colorful creatures thrives off the N. California coast.

Please click below for other sections:
Section A: Section: 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

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

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