Forwarder’s Forum: Tough lessons from the regulatory trenches

Forwarders are some of the toughest business people you will ever meet. They compete in a global marketplace of more than 100,000 competitors, in which the delivery of just one shipment can mean the dif­ference between success and failure. Customers demand re­lentlessly reliable service, often at a low price, rendering mistakes costly and the need […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • August 31, 2015

Data screening harmonization still out of tune

The airfreight industry was probably not on Duke Ellington’s mind when he wrote his famous “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing).” But that tune would have been the per­fect backdrop for a recent day-long debate on cargo and data screening harmonization that took place in Washington, D.C. (which happens to […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • August 10, 2015

ACAS extended one more year

Forwarders and carriers that still need time to finalize their advance data-sharing operations can breathe a little easier. They now have one more year of pilot testing to smooth out the kinks, said the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The law enforcement organization said the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) pilot program will be […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 30, 2015
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