Transportation and logistics services provider American President Lines (APL) and its customer, the Exchange, are utilizing a wireless sensor solution to track and monitor cargo containers' location and status (open or closed) during transit, in order to combat the theft or diversion of containers carrying goods to U.S. forces stationed in Afghanistan.
The Exchange, formerly known as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), operates post exchanges—that is, stores located at military installations, in order...
Maersk, U.S. Navy Collaborate on Biofuel Initiative
Maersk and the U.S. Navy are testing algae-based biofuel on the container ship Maersk Kalmar. The ship has two key attributes that make it suitable for biofuel testing. The 300-meter-long vessel has a dedicated auxiliary test engine, which reduces the risks of testing, and its fuels system has a special biofuel blending equipment and separate tanks.
In October 2010, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Maersk headquarters in Copenhagen and learned of energy conservation initiatives across Maersk’s fleet of more than 1,300 vessels. These programs fit...
White Paper: Managing Risk with Restricted (Denied) Party Screening
If your company engages in global trade, you know that you have no choice but to screen every party to an export transaction. The Patriot Act and many government agencies require you to “know your customer” - as well as the banks, carriers and freight forwarders you do business with. Screening price quotes, export orders and quotes against restricted party lists was significantly easier a decade ago. U.S.-based exporters were required to review them against only three lists - those issued by the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury. Today, each department produces multiple lists, many of which are updated almost daily, as well as its own criteria for determining commodities that can be shipped to each party. To further complicate the process, the UN, EU, Canada, Japan and other countries maintain their own lists. To be in compliance, exporters must screen orders and shipments against all relevant restricted party lists, typically those applied/issued by the exporting country....
Labelmaster Releases 2012 Catalog for Hazmat, Safety Compliance
Labelmaster, the manufacturer of products to aid in compliance with regulations on safety and the handling of hazardous materials, has released its 2012 catalog. The 552-page publication features thousands of products, including labels, forms, placards, placarding systems, packaging, seals, items for spill control, shipping supplies, signs, books and software. New and expanded product lines include...
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