MSC CTPAT Suspended

As a CTPAT certified customer broker, John S. James Co. notifies our participating partners of the recent change in CTPAT status for MSC. During their CBP imposed 90-day suspension, we recommend that CTPAT importers utilizing MSC’s services follow their protocols for non-CTPAT vendors.   https://www.msc.com/usa/press/press-releases/2019-june/msc-gayane

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Naomi Gores 2019 Recipient of the MLET Eddie Johnson Award

The James Gang joins the Maritime Logistics Education Taskforce (MLET) in congratulating Ms. Naomi Gores of New Hampstead High in Savannah, GA on her recognition as the 2019 MLET Eddie Johnson Award recipient.  This award is offered to the outstanding intern each year. It is possible through the generosity of the local maritime-logistics community with money raised via donations from industry professionals in honor of one of the MLET founding board members, Eddie Johnson. Mr. Eddie Johnson was a long time member of the maritime community in the Savannah area with a passion for leading youth to career opportunities and mentorships in the industry. In her application essay, Ms. Gores stated, “The internship has provided me the foundation to start

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Savannah Port Director Lisa Beth Brown honored at IFFCBAS meeting

On April 23, 2019, Savannah Port Director Lisa Beth Brown was a special guest at the IFFCBAS meeting.  After serving as Port Director for 8 years in Savannah, Ms. Brown is transferring to a post in Blaine, WA.  The IFFCBAS community presented Ms. Brown with a small gift as a token of our enduring appreciation for her service.  Pictured left to right, Ms. Lisa Beth Brown, Port Director, Elizabeth Hill, IFFCBAS President, Bridget Caldwell, IFFCBAS Vice President.

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US and China: Cease-fire in the Trade War

The US postponed plans to increase tariffs on $200B in Chinese goods, with the two sides entering negotiations on contentious issues. Also, reports are that China agreed to lower tariffs on US vehicles (currently at 40%). From the WSJ. Read more here.

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