Useful Links

Associations

Air Transport Association
U.S. Shippers Association
Association of American Exporters and Importers
Canadian Society of Customs Brokers
International Air Transport Association
International Compliance Professionals Association
National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc.
Organization of Women in International Trade

 

Carriers and Service Providers

C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
DHL
Expeditors
Federal Express
IJS Global Inc.
Kintetsu World Express
Schenker Logistics
STAT Logistics, Inc.
UPS ~ Supply Chain Solutions
UTi

Electronic Newsletters

Expeditors Newsflash
Shipping Solutions ~ Newsletter Archive

Freight Rates

Ocean Liner Sponsored Portals that are available free of charge for shippers upon registration. These portals provide the shipper with several valuable tools: sailing schedules, rates, book and trace cargo, printing  of bills of lading for participating carriers.

CargoSmart
GT Nexus
INTTRA

 

On-line sources for air and ocean cargo freight rates, both import and export.

Descartes

International Education and Seminars

DGI Training Center
DGI Training Center was established in 1991 and has grown to be the largest Dangerous Goods Transportation Training company in the USA.  It is certified by several agencies and associations.

Global Training Center.
Has an extensive range of public and in-house one-day seminars on topics relevant to exporters and importers. In addition, this firm publishes books that are considered a "must" for every export library.

International Business Training
International Business Training (IBT) offers a series of lunch-time webinars that let you participate from your desktop computer in live, two-hour presentations on the topics that are most important to you and your company.  The popular seminar topics—export procedures, import regulations, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and international business fundamentals—have been broken out into two-hour topics.

University of Wisconsin, Superior
The University offers courses towards a degree, seminars, and information on transportation and logistics for small and medium sized exporters.  They are focusing on e-commerce.  During 2002 and 2003, the University is offering a series of seminars free to firms in Minnesota and Wisconsin on HazMat, DOT Audits, Exporting: Regulations & Documentation, International Transportation, Transportation Security and Driver screening, and Defensive Driving/Vehicle Inspection.  Contact Dr. Richard Stewart at 715-394-8206.

Logistics and Transportation Journals

American Shipper
Journal of Commerce
Manufacturing Logistics

Relevant Government Sites

Bureau of Industry and Security
Provides free access to the Export Administration Regulations and offers an email with automatic update on changing regulations.

Census Bureau
Provides free access to the Schedule B Code Book and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S.

Federal Maritime Commission
A wealth of information on vessel operating common carriers, non-vessel operating common carriers, and ocean freight forwarders or intermediaries.

Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for ensuring the security of all modes of transportation, including cargo placed aboard airplanes and particularly focuses on passenger-carrying planes. This site provides information on new regulations and requirement that are focused on air cargo.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
This is the home site for Customs & Border Protection.  It houses the Harmonized Tariff System of the U.S. and CFR 19, a wealth of information on U.S. Ports, Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and many other documents and topics.  

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Provides the latest information on exporting plants and animals and their byproducts.

U.S. Department of the Treasury

 

Office of Foreign Assets Control
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) publishes the Specially Designated Nationals and Terrorists list and administers a number of different sanction programs.

U.S. Department of State
This site contains the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the list of Debarred Parties.

Sailing Schedules

ComPair Schedules

Tariffs, Reference Books and Documentation Protocol

Bureau of National Affairs
FedEx/WorldTariff
International Chamber of Commerce

"Transportation, Logistics and the Law" by William Augello edited by Brent Primus, J.D., Primus Law Office