Samuel Shapiro & Company’s popular summer seminar is scheduled for August 11th in Baltimore. Customers and industry professionals are invited to this sought-after event, which will be followed by the Annual Propeller Club Crab Feast.
Baltimore, MD (LOGISTICS PRESS) July 25, 2011 -- Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a leader in global transportation and regulatory compliance, recently announced their plan to host a drawback seminar for importers and exporters in Baltimore, MD, on August 11, 2011.
The half-day seminar, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., will cover drawback and how the program can give companies the competitive edge by recovering up to 99% of duties paid on previously imported goods. The class will cover the various types of drawback and the timeframes involved for companies to take advantage of refunds of duties. "Many companies are not aware of the opportunities available to them through drawback" said Jane Taeger, Director of Compliance for Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc. "Both importers and exporters can greatly benefit from this program." The guest speaker will be from C.J. Holt & Co., Inc., the nation's oldest drawback provider and recognized expert in drawback law.
Webgistix Announces Ten Years of Quality Service, Growth, and Innovation to Fuel Growth of Online Retailers
Las Vegas, NV (Logistics Press) June 15, 2011 -- Webgistix Corp., the global leader in eCommerce order fulfillment, celebrates its tenth year anniversary this month. 2011 marks ten years of quality service, prodigious growth, and unmatched innovation by the company. Founded in Palo Alto, CA in 2001, Webgistix has grown from a small startup company to the premier service provider in global eCommerce order fulfillment.
As one of the first dedicated eCommerce fulfillment providers in the industry, Webgistix has consistently delivered industry firsts in order fulfillment while serving hundreds of mid-sized, fast growing eCommerce retailers around the world in diverse industries such as nutraceuticals, fitness and sports equipment, pet supplies, cosmetics, specialized apparel and more.
Baltimore, MD (Hwy52 Media) June 10, 2011 -- On May 19, 2011 Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a 95-year old logistics leader, was presented with a prestigious award at the National Export Conference in Baltimore. The conference was hosted by the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Central Region, a division managed by the University of Baltimore. The conference focused on removing the mystery of doing business overseas, in addition to providing access to current business opportunities that export-ready companies could immediately pursue.
The conference was divided into two parts to address the different stages of the international commerce cycle. Part one consisted of several panels, including Compliance & Logistics, comprised of members of Customs and Border Protection, Maryland Port Administration, and many others. Shapiro’s Corporate Pricing Manager, Paul Yankelunas, sat on the panel and discussed the freight forwarder’s perspective on logistics and compliance best practices. “Exporting can be adventure full of unforeseen hazards that start out as bumps in the road and can quickly turn into a meteor shower if an exporter is not prepared. This is where an experienced freight forwarder can be most useful to help you navigate through these obstacles,” noted Yankelunas. “A good freight forwarder will steer you in the right direction while keeping its export clients compliant within the legal limits of each destination.”
Courierboard.com, the Online Delivery Network, has reached a new milestone to become the largest online network of professional courier companies in North America.
Delray Beach, FL (Logistics Press) May 25, 2011 -- Courierboard.com, the Online Delivery Network, announced it has reached a new milestone – over 1,500 independent professional courier companies are now part of its Online Delivery Network throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception in 2007, Courierboard has grown its “Get a Shipping Quote” system and now offers the largest online network of courier companies in North America. Companies and individuals with shipping needs use Courierboard to quickly and easily get competitive rates for same day courier service and other delivery services through its network of courier companies serving over 15,000 cities.
Courierboard offers the most extensive network of courier companies in the country, giving people easy access to same day courier service quotes in one place, which was not available at the national level before.
Microscan, a global leader for track and trace solutions, introduces a free online barcode generator that allows visitors to create, save and email custom barcodes from the Microscan website.
Renton, WA (Logistics Press) May 04, 2011 -- Microscan, a global technology leader for track and trace solutions, introduces a free online barcode generator located at http://www.microscan.com/createbarcodes that allows visitors to create, save and email custom barcodes from the Microscan website.
More than 19 different symbologies ranging from linear barcodes to stacked codes and 2D symbologies are available in the online barcode generator tool, as well as a custom color feature. While not intended as a professional barcode application tool or including a guarantee or technical support, this is an informative resource that allows users to visually understand the different types of barcodes and symbologies. Custom barcodes can be downloaded, saved and e-mailed.
Online transport marketplace uShip adds brokered freight to help brokers and 3PLs connect with its thousands of registered carriers verified and monitored through CarrierWatch. Until now, brokers and carriers could only bid on shipper-posted freight. Starting today, brokers can now post brokered loads as well.
Orlando, FL (Logistics Press) April 07, 2011 -- uShip, the online transport marketplace, today introduced brokered loads into its online freight exchange, allowing brokers and 3PLs (third-party logistics providers) to leverage its spot market exchange to connect with thousands of verified and rated carriers. Announced from the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) Convention & Tradeshow in Orlando, Fla., uShip’s brokered load service is currently in beta and available through invitation only at http://www.uship.com/freight-brokers/.
Unlike traditional load boards, uShip is a true transactional exchange, meaning all loads are posted with fixed-price offers with competitive carrier bidding and tendering taking place online. Until now, uShip only allowed brokers and carriers to bid on shipper-posted freight, but starting today, brokers can now post brokered loads as well. The transactional model also allows for a high-integrity feedback rating system and eliminates the need to charge subscription fees. In fact, uShip’s exchange is completely free for brokers, while carriers pay only a small, flat transaction fee for completed brokered loads.
Baltimore, MD (Hwy52 Media) January 24, 2011 -- Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a 95-year old logistics leader, announced it has been named Supply Chain Partner of the year for 2010 by one of its largest customers, Floor & Décor Outlets of America.
Floor & Décor was first launched in 2001 with a single outlet in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a leading retail provider of hard flooring products. The company now boasts more than two dozen retail locations in the United States. Floor & Décor began working with Shapiro in 2003 and, due to its rapid expansion and strong success, quickly became one of Shapiro’s top clients.
The second annual Supply Chain event took place in November in New Orleans with approximately 120 employees and partners in attendance. Margie Shapiro, Shapiro’s President and CEO, and Angela Czajkowski, Global Supply Chain Team Manager, represented Shapiro at the ceremony. "Shapiro is humbled by this award. We realized early on that we had to reevaluate our procedures in order to best service this account. The teams at Floor and Décor and Samuel Shapiro & Company collaborated intensively to accomplish this," noted Shapiro. "This relationship has brought a clearer picture to us of true customer-forwarder partnership, and of serving as an 'extension' of a customer's business."
Baltimore, MD (Hwy52 Media) January 14, 2011 -- Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a 95-year old logistics leader, announced today it will be hosting a webinar to educate importers and exporters on the new 2010 Incoterms®.
Incoterms®, or International Commercial Terms, is a universally recognized set of definitions of international trade terms. Incoterms® define the terms of shipment and delivery, as well as the transfer of risk, between the buyer and seller, and therefore are crucial to international trade professionals on a daily basis.
The Incoterms® 2010 Webinar will be presented by Jane Taeger, Samuel Shapiro & Company’s Director of Compliance. Taeger, a licensed broker since 1987, brings over 25 years of customs brokerage and compliance experience and has managed Shapiro’s Compliance Department for six years.
Baltimore, MD (Hwy52 Media) January 9, 2011 -- Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a 95-year old logistics leader, announced Mary Beth Longerbeam (formerly Ferrebee) will be returning as the Branch Manager for its Dulles, Virginia office.
Longerbeam worked in the same capacity from 2002 to most of 2008 and now returns after working as Branch Manager at Kamino International Logistics and OHL. Prior to her work at Shapiro, Longerbeam worked at Danzas (now DHL) from 1990 to 1998 where she was promoted three times within her first three years and worked her way up to a Branch Manager position. She also worked at John S. Connor as Import Manager from 1999 to 2001.
Leading logistics company announces University of Baltimore’s International Business Scholar program
Leading logistics company announces University of Baltimore’s International Business Scholar program
Baltimore, MD (Hwy52 Media) November 4, 2010 -- Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc. recently announced it will be working with the University of Baltimore to develop a new International Business Scholar Program. The new program was first announced at Shapiro’s 95th Anniversary Gala in August by Robert Bogomolny, University of Baltimore President. While the full curriculum details are still under development, the goal of the program will be to promote and advance the logistics field, provide academic and financial support, and shape the next generation of supply chain industry leaders.
This two-year program will be available to sophomores based on academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in international business. Under this program, the selected student will be awarded both a stipend to support studies and a paid internship at Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc. to provide the scholar with real-life business experience and resume building opportunity. Shapiro is also considering providing the student with a prospect to travel abroad to work for a time with one of the company’s foreign agents.
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