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US-Canada Sea container Cleanliness

Last update on Feb. 15, 2019.

US-Canada Sea container Cleanliness

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Invasive pests hitchhike around the globe in and on the agricultural products we import. They also travel on and in the millions of rail wagons, trailers and sea cargo containers that crisscross our oceans and continents on trains, trucks and ships. Once introduced, invasive pests are very difficult and expensive to control or eradicate. They can severely damage agricultural production, affect property values, and reduce water availability and quality. The total cost of lost revenue and clean-up can run into billions of dollars.

The North American Sea Container Initiative
To protect North American agriculture, forestry and ...

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Andrew Margolis Farewell Letter

Last update on Feb. 15, 2019.

Andrew Margolis Farewell Letter

Dear FCBF Members and Friends,

After 32 years with the FMC, the past 23 as the South Florida Representative, I decided to retire effective earlier this year. It was truly an honor representing the FMC all of these years. By far the most rewarding and enjoyable part of my job came from working with the dedicated and hard working men and women that comprise the South Florida shipping community. I will miss working closely with Barbara Pimentel and her wonderful team at the FCBF, and participating in various committees and events.

Unfortunately, the government shutdown prevented me from calling and ...

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Lawyers Focusing on Venezuela Sanctions, Potential for New Business

Last update on Feb. 15, 2019.

Lawyers Focusing on Venezuela Sanctions, Potential for New Business

Originally published and featured on the front page of the Daily Business Review on February 6, 2019
With the U.S. and E.U. countries endorsing regime change in Venezuela, international trade lawyers are looking for potential new business opportunities while checking on the latest sanctions.

In January, the U.S. announced it would impose new sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, the parent of Citgo and several other subsidiaries, as part of an effort to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to resign.

“I will continue to use the full weight of United ...

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Vote for the Firm of the Year

Last update on Feb. 11, 2019.

Vote for the Firm of the Year

As you know every year our core members have an opportunity to vote for the Associate Member that they feel has shown exceptional leadership in promoting and enhancing the Logistics Community in Florida.
(The nominated FCBF Associate Member must be in good standing with the association in order to remain on the ballot.)
Please review the names listed below and check only one box; if more than one box is checked your ballot will be voided. Once you have completed your ballot please return it via fax to (305) 499-9491. Should you have any questions please contact our office at ...

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