Archives February 2018

MIA Foreign Trade Zone cleared for landing

Last update on Feb. 15, 2018.

MIA Foreign Trade Zone cleared for landing

(MIAMI, February 15, 2018) – Last week, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) gained final approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce to designate Miami International Airport’s entire 3,230-acre land parcel as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) magnet site. The magnet site designation allows existing or prospective airport tenants to operate manufacturing, warehousing and/or distribution centers on airport property, and have their federal tariffs deferred, reduced or eliminated – providing time and cost savings for approved importers and exporters.

“The MIA FTZ creates an attractive business opportunity for companies to begin or expand their operations directly on-site at the ...

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U.S.: Congress approves Florida AG disaster package

Last update on Feb. 15, 2018.

U.S.: Congress approves Florida AG disaster package

The U.S. House and Senate has approved an agriculture disaster package that will send billions of dollars in relief to Florida growers hit by Hurricane Irma.
The package – passed as part of the federal budget deal – provides a total of US$3.6 billion to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, US$2.36 billion of which will be used to make direct payments to Florida producers who’ve suffered hurricane-related crop losses last year.
The Florida Citrus Mutual (FCM) said citrus’ share is expected to be US$760 million.
The bill now moves to the president.
“We cannot ...

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New Program to Improve Used Vehicle Export Process

Last update on Feb. 9, 2018.

New Program to Improve Used Vehicle Export Process

A new electronic Vehicle Validation Export Process Program is now available to shippers exporting vehicles from Broward County's Port Everglades.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Port Everglades implemented a new process to allow shippers to submit original vehicle export documentation electronically in lieu of delivering physical copies to their local CBP trade office. The electronic validation program, which is the first of its kind anywhere in the country, is currently being offered in Port Everglades to exporters needing to ship used vehicles from South Florida to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America and beyond.

Crowley Maritime ...

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Perishables Power Play: How forwarders are adapting to e-commerce disruption

Last update on Feb. 2, 2018.

Perishables Power Play: How forwarders are adapting to e-commerce disruption

Source: Air Cargo World

Less than three hours after the chartered 747-8 freighter, named “The Spirit of Panalpina,” touched down at the U.K.’s Stansted Airport, the last load of frozen guacamole was in the hands of the customer in Braintree, Essex. The pale-green concoction of fresh mashed avocados, tomatoes, onions, garlic and other spices was chilled to precisely -18°C, as pre-arranged by the shipper, and remained frozen during its entire journey, starting hours earlier in Guadalajara, Mexico, and making a short stop in Hunstville, Alabama, before crossing the Atlantic.
For Swiss forwarder Panalpina, this 10th and final ...

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JFK’s ARK animal transport facility sues NY/NJ Port Authority over contract breach

Last update on Feb. 2, 2018.

JFK’s ARK animal transport facility sues NY/NJ Port Authority over contract breach

Source: Air Cargo World

The owner of a US$65 million animal care and transport facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is suing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for $426 million over an alleged breach of the facility’s long-term commercial lease.
In a summons filed earlier this month in the Queens County office of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the ARK’s lawyers allege that the Port Authority’s internal squabbling and turf wars between competing government agencies have inflicted millions of dollars in losses.
The Port Authority has ...

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Agriculture Reimbursable Overtime (AG-ROT) Vessel Boarding and Clearance

Last update on Feb. 2, 2018.

Agriculture Reimbursable Overtime (AG-ROT) Vessel Boarding and Clearance

This information bulletin serves as a reminder that Agriculture Reimbursable Overtime (AG-ROT) charges may be incurred due to an agriculture boarding and clearance to include vessels utilizing C-TPAT / Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval and Vessel Arrival Notification.

Effective immediately; charges for vessels requiring Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture clearance performed under AG-ROT fees will be based upon the Notice of Arrival (NOA) received.

Updates or changes to vessel arrivals after normal hours of operation will be reviewed and processed under AG-ROT and assigned for a minimum two-hour block. Agriculture Specialists will report to the Port Everglades (PEV) CBP offices at ...

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