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Air & Sea Cargo Americas
November 4 - 6, 2015 • Miami, Florida    
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AIR CARGO & SEACARGO AMERICAS CONGRESS

Reducing Supply Chain Risk

On Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., the panel will address the continuous threat of terrorism, contraband, theft and pilferage and governmental security mandates and liability insurance coverage put a costly security burden on transportation and logistics services companies, importers, exporters, airports, seaports, cargo handling companies, transshipment centers and aircraft and sea vessel load/offload companies.

  • Representatives from the regulatory sector will address current and planned governmental security regulations with which companies, airports and seaports must comply.

  • Representatives from the private sector will address the impact that compliance with security regulations is having on their businesses as well as what they are doing to reduce the risk of theft and pilferage in the supply chain.

The panelists: Fermin Cuza, President, World BASC Organization; Brandon Fried, Executive Director, AirForwarders Association; Filipe Pereira dos Reis, Head of Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, The International Air Transport Association; and Mark Hatfield, Acting TSA Deputy Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security; and will be moderated by Lenny Feldman, Managing Partner, Miami Office, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A.

FEATURED ARTICLE

How to solve port congestion the biggest question facing global trade, says FMC

DHL TruckThe US Federal Maritime Commission has said that resolving congestion at container terminals is “in many ways today’s most critical and relevant trade-related issue”. Read more …

 

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