News & Insights

Cargo Theft Prevention: High Alert and Preparation Required for LSPs During Holiday Weekend

Logistics service providers (LSPs) and transportation intermediaries are being warned to ensure their security practices are up to date and beefed up for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, a holiday linked to record-high cargo thefts. According to FreightWatch International’s Supply Chain Intelligence Center (SCIC), Memorial Day weekends in the past recorded elevated theft levels up […]

May 25, 2016

Industry Insights, Insights, Shipping

Roanoke Shines the Spotlight on NCBFAA 2016 Scholarship Winner, Jordan Abisch

For the past 23 years, Roanoke Trade and the National Customs Brokers & Forwarder’s Association of America (NCBFAA) have together presented a $5,000 scholarship to a high school senior or undergraduate at an accredited college or university who is focusing on obtaining a degree in customs brokerage, freight forwarding or a related field, such as […]

May 24, 2016

Corporate Communiqué, Industry Insights

Roanoke to Attend AirCargo 2016

Roanoke will be attending the AirCargo 2016 Conference, taking place in Phoenix, AZ from June 8 – 10, 2016. This conference brings together all actors in the air cargo supply chain in one location to discuss trends, challenges, opportunities and the future of the air cargo industry. Airlines, airport authorities, freight forwarders and expediting companies […]

May 23, 2016


Nation’s Ports in Battle over Truck Driver Classification

Increasingly more employees across all industry sectors are filing lawsuits against their employers claiming they should be classified as employees instead of independent contractors and entitled to back wages, overtime, and other benefits. This is especially more so in the wake of ride-sharing companies like Uber Technologies, which agreed to pay as much as $100 […]

May 20, 2016

Industry Insights, Insights

Shipping Industry and Preparing for the New Panama Canal

The newly widened Panama Canal is set to re-open later this year, and just as it did 102 years ago the Canal will again be transformative for the shipping industry. How prepared are our seaports to accommodate the new generation of larger cargo ships that will be making their way through the Panama Canal? The […]

May 13, 2016

Industry Insights, Insights

NTCBFFA ATA Carnet Outreach Luncheon

We invite you to join us for an ATA Carnet Outreach Luncheon, hosted by the North Texas Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association (NTCBFFA). The event, presented by Amanda Barlow, Vice President, ATA Carnet, will take place on June 29, 2016 from 11:00AM to 1:30PM at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. The event costs $55 […]

May 10, 2016


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