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Roanoke to Attend the 2014 NCBFAA Government Affairs Conference

The annual NCBFAA Government Affairs Conference (GAC), taking place September 14th through the 16th in Washington, DC, provides those attending with the opportunity to learn about timely and critically important industry changes directly from the influential players involved as well as making their voices heard while explaining the industry’s pressing challenges to their Senators and […]

September 02, 2014


Pharma Cargo Thieves Bolder with New Technology and Insider Info

Pharma Cargo Thieves Bolder with New Technology and Insider Info Full-truckload pharmaceutical thefts rose by 50% in 2013, and the average loss value rose 14.15% to $261,810, according to FreightWatch International data. Total pharmaceutical cargo thefts, including last-mile heists, more than doubled in number, with the average value of loss rising to $180,346 from $153,697 […]

August 29, 2014

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Corporate Communiqué

Customs Bonds: The Deficiency Is in the Details

Customs Bonds: The Deficiency Is in the Details In April 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) re-instituted the procedure of rendering continuous bonds insufficient due to returned mail. A bond with an insufficiency status cannot be used to make entry or for Importer Security Filings. That, warns Roanoke Trade account executive Jason Palumbo, could […]

August 25, 2014

Industry Insights

Important Announcement: J.S. Hickey/Donmar Brokerage/Roanoke

J.S. Hickey Co., Inc./Donmar Brokerage Corporation, is pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2014, your customs bond and marine insurance programs will be serviced through Roanoke Trade, a division of Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. Roanoke Trade has served as the bond provider and valued partner of J.S. Hickey/Donmar Brokerage for over 20 years and […]

August 22, 2014

Corporate Communiqué

Volume Surge Prompts Cargo Diversions and Triggers Need for ISFs

A growing volume of U.S. bound ocean container traffic intended to transit west coast Canadian ports has caused some Canadian terminals to stop accepting U.S. bound rail traffic. Steamship lines are diverting these containers to U.S. ports, especially Seattle and Tacoma. These diversions to U.S. ports require that Importer Security Filings (ISFs) be submitted so […]

August 21, 2014

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