Intermittent Issue with Customs Notifications
Effective immediately, please be aware that there is a database issue causing failed ‘1D’ in-bond notifications. If you do not receive an expected ‘1D’ response, you may contact your local CBP Office to determine if the in-bond is authorized for transfer.
While the problem is temporary, in order to avoid an extended outage, CBP has decided to fix the database issue off line and replace the corrected data base. This will require a short outage. A CSMS Message will be issued with details of this outage as soon as they become available.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Tony Charaf Speaks at JFK Air Cargo Expo 2013
Tony Charaf, Delta Air Lines s.v.p and chief cargo officer, was the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual JFK Air Cargo Expo 2013 on March 21st. This event brought together industry leaders to discuss the future direction of Air Cargo in New York and around the world. This year’s theme was “Structural Changes and New Efficiencies.”
Tony discussed his views on the challenges and opportunities facing the cargo industry. Specifically, he addressed the volatility the air freight industry has experienced over the last several years. He noted that “transportation and logistics is a turbulent industry due to our extreme vulnerability to external factors including business and consumer confidence.”
However, despite this recent turbulence, air freight will continue to play a critical role in global trade, especially in the movement of time-sensitive and high value products. To ensure that air freight remains a competitive mode of transport, Tony stated that the industry must focus on three key issues: securing the supply chain, continued customer focus and modernization of shipment processes through adoption of eFreight initiatives.
Tony also highlighted the investments Delta Air Lines is making corporately in the New York markets including the enhancements to the LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports. JFK continues to be a top cargo market and these investments will help to grow both our passenger and cargo presence in New York.
Tony Charaf tells Dutch cargo group 2013 outlook combines optimism, realism
Tony Charaf, Delta Air Lines s.v.p and chief cargo officer, told a Dutch cargo industry organization that he is optimistic, but realistic about the air cargo forecast for 2013.
Tony was in Amsterdam in early January where he was the keynote speaker at the 2013 management meeting of Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN) which was attended by 150 leaders of the Dutch air cargo industry. ACN is the air cargo industry association in the Netherlands whose main goal is to maintain and support the prominent role of the Netherlands in the international air cargo industry. Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is ranked among the top-three cargo airports in Europe.
“Despite the challenging overall conditions of the global economy, particularly in Europe, we are beginning to see some signs of optimism in the market,” Tony told about 150 conference attendees. “Global gross domestic product grew about 2.3% in 2012 and is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 3.1% during the next two decades. Boeing’s World Air Cargo forecast for 2012-2013 projects that this modest global economic expansion will grow air freight volumes by about 5.3% per year.”
Regionally around the globe, with the exception of the U.S., most growth projections have not returned to pre-recession levels since 2007 because of weakened financial systems and uncertainly in both the advanced and emerging economies, Tony told the group. Since 2007, the air freight industry has experienced significant volatility in demand, he said.
Growth in the so-called BRIC countries, Brazil, India, Russia and China, presents opportunities as air cargo expands strongly on economic growth in those areas. BRIC economies are expected to grow on average more than 5% annually compared to more modest growth rates in the U.S. at 1.9% and Europe at 0.1%.
“Despite the turbulent last several years and the uncertain outlook for this year, we are confident global trade will continue to grow and air freight will play a critical role in the transport of goods between countries,” Tony said.
Air Cargo Netherlands includes managers and directors of regional freight forwarders, ground handlers, airlines, trucking companies and the Schiphol Group.
Delta Cargo launches new website
As part of our commitment to make it easier for customers to do business with us, Delta Cargo has launched a new website specifically designed to meet the needs of cargo customers. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and information you need to ship with us in an easy-to-use format.
The new deltacargo.com includes an improved design that enables easy navigation to key content, a simplified enrollment process for new and existing customers and enhanced shipment tracking, including the ability to sign up for email notifications.
We sincerely hope that you find the website easy to use and informative. If you are having trouble finding something, please visit our FAQ's for more information about our site's organization and layout. Additionally, you can provide us direct feedback on your experience here.
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