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AUGUST 2016
August is normally considered a quiet month with dreams of vacations in leisure spots near and far, whether it’s sun and beaches, mountains, cruises, or road trips. While airports are sometimes not so relaxing, it's good to take a break to recharge our batteries to prepare for a busy remainder of the year. 
 
Mother Nature is in the daily news with the fires in California, flooding in Louisiana, the Zika virus in Florida, and now the earthquake in Italy. Our thoughts are with all those affected. 
 
While all of this is going on, business must keep moving – albeit at a slower pace. Challenges continue, and ocean and air rates remain volatile. Even though some countries seem to shut down during August, the world does not stop and neither does EMO. So as always, we rely on our people to step up when needed.
 
In August, a number of our offices have handled some exciting shipments. Project Logistics International (PLI) moved a 75-ton transformer from Shanghai. Our Miami branch completed a hotel project in the Caribbean. Michael Salomon and the San Francisco team, along with our office in Amsterdam, flawlessly executed the transportation of a horse-drawn carriage for the 2016 Federation Equestrian International World Para-Driving Championships held in the Netherlands; more details on these stories are outlined in “Spotlight on Success.”   
 
In Rio, the Olympic Games ended with remarkable success for the USA Team as #1 in the medal standings, followed by Great Britain, China, Russia, and Germany. Regardless, all athletes who qualified to participate in these events deserve our praise. As always, hard work and tenacity leads to “Success by Performance.”
 
I wish you all a relaxing and fun-filled Labor Day weekend.
 
All the best,

Jo Frigger
Chairman
JFK (New York)

EMO JFK is one of several EMO offices in the New York area, and it has a special place in company history. In 1972, Chairman Jo Frigger opened the first U.S. EMO office in Jamaica, New York, at the foot of JFK Airport’s cargo facilities. The office has since moved three times, and its current location is only six miles from JFK Airport.
The JFK office serves as the freight forwarding branch for the NY/NJ area, whereas EMO Freeport is the company’s headquarters, and EMO Baldwin is its central accounting facility.
 
Branch Manager Dominic Cruz says that because NY/NJ is a natural gateway due to the area's airport and port activity, the JFK office currently manages some key strategic trade lanes for the company. “We serve as one of the air export gateways for our Mixed Pallet Program to India and the Middle East. JFK also is a gateway to Israel, working with our partner for shipments up and down the Eastern Seaboard,” he says.
 
The office serves clients in a diverse array of industries such as precision machinery, cosmetics, dental equipment, computer peripherals, cabinetmaking, and luxury retail store designs. “A key ingredient to our customer base is the loyalty and relationships we have cultivated over the years,” Dominic says. “Despite the competitive landscape, our base customers have remained with us and value our services!”
 
Dominic sees several opportunities for the office to continue to grow and evolve. “As the world gets smaller due to improving technology, the opportunities for smaller and mid-size companies to compete in global trade will increase. As these companies become more educated and understand the importance of logistic efficiencies, the more they will rely on their logistics provider to navigate them through the challenges and help them realize their dreams,” he says. â€œBecause EMO already has a recognizable name that exudes reliability and dependability, I believe that our having the ability to offer 3PL services with a robust WMS system is a great opportunity.”
 
The JFK office currently has six operational staff members, including Dominic. â€œSusana Li, our CHB & import manager, manages day-to-day operations and has been with the company since 2004. The import staff is comprised of Swati Parikh and Lorena Ling, and the export staff includes Ralph Pinto and Daniela Parvu,” Dominic says. Ajay Donde, Route Development Manager, USA-Middle East, also has worked from the JFK office.
Pictured: back row L to R: Ralph Pinto, Ajay Donde. Front row L to R: Daniela Parvu, Lorena Ling, Dominic Cruz, Susana Li, and Swati Parikh.
 
Dominic jokes that they recently had a farewell “Good Riddance” party for Ajay, who has moved to Houston.
PLI Delivers Massive Transformer
Project Logistics International (PLI) – a specialized division of EMO Trans – coordinated with the Shanghai office to transport a 75-metric-ton transformer from the piers in Long Beach, California to a power station in Northern California. The vessel with the transformer arrived on a Friday evening in Long Beach, and the transformer was delivered to the job site by Monday afternoon. The scope of work included setting the transformer onto its foundation pad. 
Singapore Opens; Second Malaysia Office Added
We are pleased to
announce that EMO Trans Logistics Singapore Pte. Ltd opened on August 1! “Singapore has been an international trading hub for centuries and has become the most important logistics center for Southeast Asia,” says Jo Frigger, Chairman. “It’s a strategically important location to support our growing business in that region. Our office is ideally located in the Changi Cargo Village to support our aviation vertical,” adds Marco Rohrer, President and CEO.
Alex Tan has been appointed Managing Director of EMO Trans Logistics Singapore Pte. Ltd. He is supported by an experienced staff of seasoned professionals.
 
EMO Trans is also pleased to announce the opening of a second office in Malaysia on August 8. The new office at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) comes just three months after the establishment of EMO Logistics Malaysia Sbn Bhd.
Shipping to Canada? EMO Trans Has a Canadian Customs Brokerage Division!
Historically, Canada is the USA’s largest trading partner in total volumes (export and import). Are you involved in this lucrative market? EMO Trans and EMO NORTH are here to assist customers on existing moves or help convert “in the works” shipments into sales.
EMO NORTH Customs Brokers Ltd is a division of EMO Trans in Canada and a full service Customs Broker that operates 24/7 with a dedicated professional staff with years of extensive industry experience. All staff are fully trained and have relevant licenses and designations, ensuring a thorough and compliant entry process.
“We handle clearances for all modes of transport into Canada at any entry port, whether it be air, ocean, truck, rail, or even postal shipments,” says Tracy Thoburn, President of EMO Trans Canada Group. “We are knowledgeable in tariff classifications and here to assist in all aspects of customs entry into Canada, including refunds and duty drawback procedures. We also can, of course, assist in setting up non-resident importer numbers and provide guidance on GST (tax) matters.”
EMO NORTH can be reached by email at customs@emotrans-canada.com           
EMO Trans Miami Completes Another 5-Star Hotel Project
After 21 long months of fast paced activity on a luxury hotel project, EMO Miami’s 3PL team is awaiting its grand opening. Located in the heart of the Dominican Republic’s capital city of Santo Domingo, the hotel was built within tight city spaces. It reaches 22 stories and has over 300 rooms and four restaurants. 
 
“The project consisted of over 150 suppliers and 1,500 purchase orders spread out over three continents. Seventy percent of the cargo volume flowed through EMO Miami’s warehousing facility, and 90% of the volume was from supplier to door to hotel site,” says Julio Fernandez, Regional Sales Manager for LATAM-Caribbean and Hotel & Cruise Industry Business Development Lead. “As the project reached its final 10 months, we felt enormous pressure to control the flow of goods and maintain very high levels of PO/Cargo status visibility to our customer.”
Julio praises the work of Consuelo Angulo and Olga Gallardy of Miami’s 3PL team who helped meet demanding deadlines and ramped up the operational and IT platform that supports project services. “We also want to recognize Maria Meighan of our ocean export team, who throughout helped us successfully move the 100+ FEUs that were shipped from the USA,” he says.
 
Only second to Mexico in the lower Americas’ tourism market, the Dominican Republic hosts 6.2 million visitors annually, with a year-over-year growth rate of 7% since 2012.  “The DR is one of our main target markets for Hotel Logistics, which makes this project very meaningful,” Julio says. “In September, EMO Trans will again be exhibitors at the annual DR Hotel Association conference in Punta Cana.”
EMO Logistics Juarez Soccer Team “Counted In” to Another Championship
EMO Logistics' Juarez soccer team – second place in the regular calendar league – faced the first place Dr. Cano team and came away with yet another championship. The game was a very close match with a final score of 5-4.
 
The team will add the trophy to the four it already has, as well as a “Golden Shoe” for scoring champion!
EMO Trans Recognized as One of America’s Leading 3PLs
We are grateful to
Global Trade Magazine for the inclusion of our company in the global category of America's leading 3PLs 2016. Our continued global expansion allows us to better serve our customers both globally and locally. Recent expansion has included new offices in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.
Miami and EMO Chile Team Up for Joint Business Development
Miami’s Business Development Manager, Lissette Navarro, reports very positive results from a July joint sales visit with EMO Chile in Santiago.
 
“Besides the fact I fell in love with the country and its white mountains and great food, we had a very productive week!” she says. “The Chilean market is very competitive, and we have big players controlling a lot of the business. However, there is always room for companies like ours that provide excellent service and yet still come up with competitive rates.” With more than 20 appointments, Lissette and members of the EMO Chile team were able to visit existing and prospective customers, and even secure a first LCL shipment for a new customer – a global natural resources company. “It was a great experience to be able to work with such a professional team of sales reps, and I want to also thank Manuel Espina, EMO Chile’s Managing Director, and the entire EMO Chile team for making me feel at home,” Lissette says.
EMO Trans SFO Helps Para-Equestrian Fulfill a Dream
Mr. Hardy Zantke, a retired long-time partner of EMO Trans who established the company’s Los Angeles office in 1983 and shortly thereafter the San Francisco (SFO) office, reports that SFO was involved in a unique shipment connected to
Federation Equestre Internationale’s Para Driving World Championship in Beesd, Holland. “Stefanie Putnam, a former accomplished show jumper, was tragically injured in 2009 and left paralyzed from the chest down,” Hardy explains. “She rebuilt her life with the help of competitive horse drawn carriage driving – a thriving international sport – and was selected to represent the USA at the Para Driving World Championship. She needed to get her two specially designed competition carriages and equipment shipped to Holland and back. Time was critical because she needed the carriages for training at home for as long as possible and then upon arrival again in Holland. The budget was tight as there is almost no funding, and the athletes depend on private donations.”
 
Hardy says that EMO SFO, with the assistance of EMO-Estron Amsterdam
 and some guidance from EMO LAX, came to the rescue and completed the task flawlessly on time and on budget. “The delicate carriages, which required upper deck space, were expertly packed onto special custom-built wooden pallets. A carnet was issued to facilitate easy customs procedures in Holland and for the return to the USA, and it all went like clockwork…true to the EMO Trans motto of Success by Performance,” he says. “Stefanie drew notice from the judges, who were in awe of this severely disabled athlete and the impact of her phenomenal performance. It was her international debut, and she finished in an outstanding 5th place! Thank you, EMO Trans for making that possible!”
Pictured: Cargo packed and ready for the outbound transport from SFO to AMS. Lower left: Cargo following pickup by the consignee from the EMO AMS warehouse; it fit perfectly into the Consignee’s horse trailer and pickup truck.
Gina Tuma joined Cleveland’s Ocean Exports department. Gayla Blizzard is the newest member of Atlanta’s Accounting department, and Migdreili Suarez joined Miami’s Ocean Exports team.
Office Relocations

Houston: Moved 8/26/16
18951 Kenswick Drive, Suite 100
Humble, TX 77338

Phone/fax are the same
Tel:    281-590-8555
Fax:   281-449-5755

 

Dusseldorf: Moving 9/19/16
Heltorfer Strasse 6

D-40472 Düsseldorf

NEW phone/fax numbers
Tel.: 0049-211-545605-0

Fax.: 0049-211-545605-39 or -49



Denver: Moving 9/9/16
12015 East 46th Ave
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80239

Phone/fax are the same
Tel:   303-375-0888
Fax:  303-373-0770
NCBFAA Requests CBP to Leave ACS Active Until ACE is Proven
 
Upcoming PGA Releases & Mandatory Use Dates
 
All Electronic Protests Must Now Be Filed Via ACE


Useful links:
Bureau of Industry & Security
U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division
C-TPAT
TSA
DHS
Customs and Border Protection
GRIs Effective 9/1

California Wildfires

Zika Advisory for Shipments to China
At the end of 2015, Chinese Authorities announced that mosquito treatment for shipments would be required from Zika-infected countries. On August 5, 2016, the United States was added to the list of countries that would require mosquito treatment. Due to the sudden implementation, there is a great deal of confusion on both the Chinese and United States sides on the best practices to complete the mosquito treatment. We received an update overnight from EMO Trans China and the latest details can be found in this attachment. EMO Trans continues to actively monitor the situation and will continue to update our clients as new information becomes available.
 
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