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Air & Sea Cargo Americas
November 4 - 6, 2015 • Miami, Florida    
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5 GREAT EXHIBIT BOOTHS LEFT!
 

The Air Cargo/SeaCargo Americas Exhibition has 5 great booths left. If your company is interested in exhibiting please contact Ivan barrios at [email protected] or +1-305-871-7910 for an updated floor plan and pricing.


AIR CARGO & SEACARGO AMERICAS CONGRESS
 

Luncheon Keynote Speakers:

Jim Butler R. Gil Kerlikowske
Jim Butler, President
American Airlines Cargo
R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

On Wednesday November 4th, Jim Butler, President of American Airlines Cargo, will speak about the many issues facing the air cargo industry today in the Western Hemisphere. Topics range from recognizing new opportunities and embracing change, to the industry-wide adoption of modernized processes and streamlined communication. During this discussion, you’ll also learn more about American’s current efforts to improve on the customer experience and thoughts around the future of technology and valuable partnerships.

On Thursday November 5th, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, United States Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, will discuss the latest CBP initiatives. CBP is working to develop both technical and operational solutions to achieve a paperless “single window” for all imports and exports. This includes expanding the borders of the US through advance data collection and International Customs cooperation, trusted account and industry-based focus for Customs processing and risk mitigation, and use of cutting edge technology to minimize supply chain interruptions due to port congestion or increased inspections. Simplifying these processes allows CBP to further ensure the security and prosperity of the United States.

 
FEATURED ARTICLE
 

How forwarders can remain ahead of the game in the shifting arena of global trade

DHL TruckIf you want to know what lies in store for the forwarding industry, you’d be well advised to start with this interesting report by Transport Intelligence, backed by Kewill. As is often the case, to get a grasp on the future means understanding the past. And why forwarders are having to work harder than ever before to maintain a decent yield
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NEWS IN THE AMERICAS
 
  • UPS AirplaneSC Lines into Cuba
    Florida-based SC Line shipping company has started a fortnightly ro-ro service between Port Everglades and the Cuban ports of Mariel and Santiago de Cuba. Read more …

  • Eurogate into Brazil intermodal
    Eurogate has acquired a 16.7% stake in Contrail Logistica SA, located in Cubatão. Thomas Eckelmann, Chairman of the Eurogate Group Management Board and responsible for the area of intermodal transport, international shareholdings and business development:, said “Eurogate is continuously seeking new investment opportunities to expand the Group on al international level. Read more …

  • PortMiami ready for Post-Panamaxes
    The 5,094 TEU CMA CGM MARLIN ushered in the big ship era at Port Miami by becoming the first vessel to test the freshly deepened bay which can now accommodate port-Panamax ships expected to start traversing the expanded Panama Canal as of April 2016. Read more …

  • Global air freight returns to growth in August
    Global demand for air freight returned to slight growth in August but the challenges that led to declines in June and July still pose a risk for the coming months. Read more …

  • Food for thought as airlines eye greater yields by developing new product lines
    What next after pharmaceuticals and perishables? As yields for general cargo continue to disappoint, airlines are looking to develop more special segments with juicy margins. Read more …

  • In Control: Future plans for the world’s top cargo airports
    It’s no secret that air cargo growth has disappeared in the second half of 2015. However, most of the world’s airports are suffering through none of this gloom and doom. Read more …

  • GUPC: Weak steel reinforcement caused Panama Canal leak
    The seepage found in the concrete sill between the lower and middle chamber of the Panama Canal’s expanded Pacific Locks was the result of insufficient steel reinforcement in the area which was subject to stress from extreme condition testing, Read more …

  • Boeing considering 737 freighter conversions
    Boeing is looking at offering conversions of the 737-800 to freighters in a move aimed at express parcel firms. Read more …

  • Boeing predicts freight to grow slower than passenger in 2015
    Airfreight volumes are expected to grow by about four per cent in 2015, compared with passenger increases of six per cent, according to the Boeing vice president of marketing, Randy Tinseth. Read more …

  • IATA appoints new cargo boss following Windmuller retirement
    IATA has appointed a new senior vice president who will have ultimate responsibility for cargo, following the recent retirement of Tom Windmuller. Read more …

  • Crowley takes delivery of its first LNG-Ready tanker
    Crowley Maritime Corp. took delivery of Ohio, the first of four new, Jones Act, product tankers on September 30 from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), Read more …

  • FedEx Fuel surcharge to rise Nov. 2
    The fuel surcharge for FedEx Express will increase on Nov.2, representing the second time this year the company has raised the surcharge rate. The last time FedEx raised the surcharge was in February. Read more …
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