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THE COMPANY CELEBRATES 31 YEARS OF SERVICE

 

 

Security Concerns Elevate the Rate of Examinations
The Customs and Border Protection Agency is charged with the task of securing our borders. Present heightened security concerns
have caused them to dramatically increase the examination rate on importer cargo. As many of you know, X-Ray type machinery have been deployed at the sea ports and Vacis exams are being performing on a large number of shipments. These type of examinations are driven by the manifest of the vessel. Each shipment is 'scored' by customs and if the total dictates an exam be performed nothing can prevent it. One of the scoring criterion which lowers the score, is whether an importer is a member of C-TPAT, the Customs initiative to secure the supply chain. Although, we believe the impact to be small, Customs has promised to elevate this weighting. We strongly recommend that you consider joining this program. It has no cost! Both Alpha International and President Container Lines are validated C-TPAT members. Details can be found at the following link and if you require further information please feel free to contact Dan Petrosini

 

 


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