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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Customized Brokers News

Southern Ports are Getting with The Program…

The In-transit cold treatment program, that is! The dimensions of The Program are remarkable. The Reefer Shipping Market and Forecast 2017/18 produced by Drewry calculated that 79 percent of perishable cargo moved in refrigerated containers in 2016 and only 21 percent on reefer ships. By 2021, reefer containers will carry 85 percent of perishable products, while reefer cargo will reach 134 million tons, Drewry study predicts. One reason for the growth of reefer cargo in containers is the remarkable expansion of the USDA sponsored In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program.

Kimberly Wakeman (Photo: Customized Brokers)

Crowley Chosen as Customs Clearance and Supply Chain Services Partner

Crowley Logistics has announced that Customized Brokers, its customs brokerage subsidiary, has begun servicing private-label women and children’s apparel manufacturer Land N’ Sea with expanded supply chain services. Through the new agreement, Customized Brokers will add additional velocity to the Land N’ Sea supply chain by providing U.S. Customs clearance services and cargo insurance coverage.“Crowley builds value by partnering with businesses for the entirety of their supply chain…

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Crowley Logistics Expands Miami Ops

Crowley Logistics opened its newly expanded Medley warehouse in Miami this week to provide more seamless and efficient supply chain services to South Florida customers. The project, which began in November 2017, consolidates the company’s Medley and Doral facilities into the Medley warehouse (10205 NW 108th Ave.), after adding 60,000 square feet to the location. Now at 180,000 square feet, the warehouse has double the previous number of receiving doors, and features over 5,000 pallet rack positions and 95 container parking spots along with an improved…

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Valentine's Day in Full Bloom at CrowleyFresh

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s cold storage warehouse and logistics services company in Miami prepared more than 35,000 floral arrangements for this year's Valentine's Day. For the past six weeks, CrowleyFresh employees have been hard at work receiving, assembling and preparing more than 20,000 flower orders, 2,500 of which also contained specialty chocolates. Additionally, the warehouse handled more than 11,000 buckets of fresh cut flowers equating to more than 100,000 bouquets for distribution throughout the U.S. for buyers who prefer to handpick individual flowers from local retail stores.

Kimberly Wakeman, vice president, Customized Brokers; Nelly Yunta, vice president, Crowley; Edgar E. Baldizon, commercial director, Linea Vegetal Tecpan SA; Joseph Napoli, chief of staff, Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD); Patricia Millon, vice president, Centurion Cargo, Perishable Goods & Imports; and Ernesto Rodriguez, chief, MDAD Marketing Division. (Photo: Crowley)

Florida’s First Ocean-to-Air Perishables Shipment

Crowley and its subsidiary Customized Brokers, in cooperation with Miami International Airport (MIA), have facilitated Florida’s first-ever ocean-to-air perishables transshipment from Guatemala to Amsterdam. The first transshipment included nearly 10 tons of snow peas from Guatemala. The refrigerated cargo arrived in Port Everglades, Fla., aboard Crowley’s cargo ship Tucana J, was trucked to MIA, then departed for Amsterdam via Centurion Cargo yesterday. Crowley, Customized Brokers and MIA were instrumental in helping to implement this new perishables shipping program with the U.S.

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Crowley Liner Services Earns AQUA Lane Certification

Crowley Liner Services said it has been certified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the new Marine Port Terminal Operator (MPTO) designation, known as the AQUA Lane program, which essentially gives the shipper a “fast lane” for cargo operations by allowing incoming vessels to be pre-cleared by CBP. The validation comes after an a on-site inspections and vetting of Crowley’s Port Everglades terminal found the shipper to be fully compliant with program requirements and to have also implemented additional best practices, including enhanced due diligence security standards.

Jay Brickman (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley’s Brickman Inducted into FCBFA Hall of Fame

Crowley's Jay Brickman, vice president of government and Cuba services, was honored last week with induction into the Hall of Fame of the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (FCBFA), in recognition of his strong contributions to international trade, commerce and logistics. Brickman, who received his award at a gala FCBFA dinner, began his career with Crowley over 40 years ago and has served in various capacities, including vice president, Caribbean Division; vice president…

Nelly Yunta, vice president, Customized Brokers. Photo Crowley

Charleston Port Joins USDA Cold Treatment Program

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Miami-based subsidiary specializing in Customs clearance of imported perishable apparel and refrigerated products, said it could begin clearing certain produce requiring cold-treatment from Peru, Uruguay and Argentina into the Port of Charleston, S.C. as early as this Spring. This development would indicate an expansion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) cold treatment pilot program that has previously been rolled out in South Florida and in Savannah, Ga.

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CrowleyFresh Handles 100,000 Boxes of Flowers for Valentine’s Day

For the second consecutive year, CrowleyFresh, Miami’s newest cold-chain warehouse and logistics service, jointly offered by Crowley Maritime Corporation and subsidiary Customized Brokers, showed a little love to customer Sunshine Bouquet Company, a flower supplier based in Miami, by storing 1,027 pallets of fresh Colombian and Ecuadorian roses in advance of Valentine’s Day. The colorful, fragrant and perishable cargo was handled in CrowleyFresh’s 19,000 square-foot cold storage facility and the flowers were released to the U.S. market just in time for this year’s holiday.

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Crowley Open New Miami Cold Storage Facility

Crowley Maritime Corp. & Customized Brokers, its Miami-based Customs brokerage company, open 'Crowley Fresh' facility. Crowley Fresh features multiple humidity and temperature-controlled coolers and is open 24/7 to store and handle perishables arriving from Latin and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Far East in South Florida for import and export. The state-of-the-art facility is ideal for perishable storage or may be used as an in-transit consolidation/deconsolidation point.

Crowley Announces More Organizational Changes

Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced  additional organizational realignments within its shipping and logistics team effective Jan. 1, including the appointment of Nelly Yunta to vice president of sales, marketing and customer care, and the promotion of Pete Noyer to vice president of national accounts reporting to Yunta. Yunta, who most recently held the role of vice president of Customized Brokers, Crowley’s Miami-based customs brokerage subsidiary, will relocate from Miami to Jacksonville…

New Miami Office for Crowley Logistics

Crowley and Subsidiary Customized Brokers Relocating to New Miami Office and Warehouse Facility; Joint Move Offers Customers a Faster, More Secure, Single-Stop Solution. To better serve customers, Crowley Maritime Corporation's Miami-based liner services and logistics personnel, along with those from subsidiary Customized Brokers, are relocating to a new office and warehouse in the heart of the Miami import-export community at 10205 NW 108 Avenue, Suite 1 effective Jan. 30. The groups will continue offering their full suite of shipping and logistics services in a collaborative…

Ryan Joins Customized Brokers as Logistics Specialist

Christopher Ryan Joins Customized Brokers as Perishables Logistics Specialist. Customized Brokers, the Miami-based customs brokerage specializing in the clearance of fresh produce into the United States, has named Christopher Ryan as perishables logistics specialist for the Northeast. He is based in Pennsauken, N.J., and reports to Customized Brokers General Manager Nelly Yunta. In this position, Ryan is responsible for business development, customer service, and maintaining relationships with terminals…