BBE JOINS CIFFA! Immediate Press Release March 20, 2013
BBE Ltd. (Braden-Burry Expediting Ltd.) is pleased to announce that we have become a full member in The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA).
CIFFA is the governing body of the international freight forwarding industry. BBE’s membership in CIFFA affirms our commitment to the highest standards and professionalism within the industry and our corporate accountability to CIFFA’s Standards and Ethics Committee.
CIFFA’s mission is to represent and support membership in providing the highest level of quality and professional services to their clients. CIFFA membership within Canada is a cross-section of the freight forwarding industry including carriers (air, land and marine), warehouses, customs providers, banks, insurance companies, legal firms and packaging companies.
At BBE, our mission is to provide unparalleled logistics service. We look forward to continuous innovation and improvement in the level of services provided to our clients. We thank them for their continued support on this journey!
BBE has been in operation since 1977, providing expediting and logistics services to a wide range of clients in a variety of industries across Canada and internationally. We look forward to the opportunity to exceed your expectations in 2013!
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NEW INFORMATION REGARDING AIR CARGO SECURITY CHANGES EFFECTIVE DEC 31 2012
On December 31, 2012, key air cargo security requirements take effect for domestic and international passenger flights departing CATSA-designated Canadian airports.
As of December 31, 2012, 100% of cargo transported onboard domestic and international passenger screened flights departing/transiting a CATSA-designated Canadian airport must come from a Registered Shipper or be screened as per the new regulations. Air carriers will no longer be able to transport cargo using the previous Security Measures commonly referred to as “known shipper” and “unknown shipper” protocols.
How will cargo be determined to be Secure Cargo?
As of December 31, 2012, 100% of cargo transported onboard domestic and international passenger flights departing a CATSA-designated Canadian airport must come from a Registered Shipper, or be screened, as per the new regulations, in order to be deemed Secure Cargo.
How does my company become a Registered Shipper?
Go to Transport Canada’s Air Cargo Security (ACS) Program’s website at http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/aviationsecurity/asc-41.htm to submit an online application; contact the ACS Support Centre for more information at 1-866-375-7342; or e-mail aircargo-fretaerien(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tc.gc.ca">aircargo-fretaerien(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tc.gc.ca
What do I need in order to become a Registered Shipper?
You will need a Business Number (issued by Canada Revenue Agency), a Canadian business address, and a referral that can confirm an existing business relationship with respect to shipping air cargo (i.e. freight forwarder or air carrier).
What if I do not have a Business Number or my company does not become a Registered Shipper by December 31, 2012?
Any shipments that are not tendered by a Registered Shipper or Approved Participant (typically freight forwarders) will require screening/physical search prior to acceptance for flight, thereby incurring additional security costs to you, as well as potentially delaying your shipments for screening processing.