The Anglia region is increasing its exports to the US; the value of exports has increased by 22.9 per cent. Exports to India increased 13.7 per cent, while exports to China and Brazil are up 8.6 and 7.6 per cent. The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce contributed to this by making 2013 its year of Exporting is Good for Suffolk , which was backed by the Prime Minister and Lord Green, the Minister for Business.
Beyond the pathway that led me to freight forwarding
Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 @ 12:57 PM
Part 2. Beyond the pathway that led me to freight forwarding over 33 years ago with the incorporation of what became ETC International Freight System in the summer of 1984. (Part 1 www.etcinternational.com1 “About us” at the bottom of the page)
In July of 1984 the international freight corporation was set up. The corporate name is still P Malinbaum Company with our first doing business as (DBA): Euro Transport Connections. I started as a one-man show on Hindry Avenue in Inglewood having one private office inside a bigger office space occupied by a customhouse broker. The business arrangement was that I would direct as many customs clearances from the import traffics through their office under my billing against a free space. We had the warehouse downstairs and this set-up worked pretty well. It was a time where type writers and a telephone line were kings. My biggest expense & aside from feeding my family was the telephone bills & the Yellow Pages ads.
This savvy set-up succumbed to a lease termination too quickly and led the way to a Japanese freight forwarder moving in. I lost the private office & rented a desk space near the bathroom. The broker was gone & I re-established a rapport with Edward P. Tallon Customhouse broker, which to this day, we still work together. My wife Lori joined me, and mostly sat down at the desk handling the accounting while I was standing by her on the telephone and typing up my air waybills & invoices away. At that time, I successfully applied for my International Administration Transportation Agency (IATA) license & slowly added to my air import shipments some air export shipments. I do not remember how long we survived next to the bathroom, but, the business grew everyday along with my wife s belly, pregnant with our daughter Sacha.
Sometimes, in 1985, I moved down the street to 1 story new office building & warehouse. I added an employee and our baby Sacha with her play pen next to my wife in her office for 1 year. We evolved into some ocean import freight & purchased our first word processor (a type writer with a screen to its side). I was my own warehouse worker and used to off-load ocean containers of latex gloves among other commodities by myself. I had to do this after hours to keep handling the sales & documentation going during the daytime. Moses Posada joined our company, he was 21 years old, he is 47 years old now and still with us sharing great stories and a history. Along with Moses in the office, Dimitri our latest newborn jumped in the play-pan the first 6 months of his life. I had to fire him, early as he was too loud and disturbed our telephone communications. By then or maybe sooner, we had a telex machine to communicate with the agents, which perished with the birth of the facsimile machine and first archaic computer.
By 1988, we became licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). About that time, we also obtained our Non-Vessel Operational Common Carrier (NVOCC) bond offering import, export consolidation as well as straight container load services for industrial, commercial & household goods customers.
In the few years that followed, we added a few employees & handled quiet more monthly shipments. We also had personal effects & automobiles for export & import shipping. We felt it a natural progression to add the packing & loading using our own crew on-site or in-house. We handled the trucking, the insurance, the warehouse, packing, loading, shipping, letter of credit & overseas clearance & delivery whether shipping household goods, commercial, industrial shipments as well as oversized permit cargo.
In 1993, we moved to our new location in Compton with about 12000 square feet of warehouse. We were loading weekly containers of autos (multiple cars doubled decked) among other products & were involved for years with the wheel & medical industries. Shipping a plant (Tatabanya, Hungary) and getting involved with their import & export shipments that followed. At that time, we also were involved in partial chartering. The 90s were fabulous under the Clinton era for most businesses. Our first hard hit was like the rest of the country on September 11, 2001. Our air department saw the sales decreasing by 1 million dollars. And so, we had to recoup from that and adjust like many other companies with new rampant regulations. The ocean exports were growing & kept us afloat through 2005. Then, under the George W. Bush (son) era, we started to feel the decline in business and by 2006 through 2010 it got from bad to worse. We had lost 50% of the personnel, moved out of the bigger building and regrouped in a smaller office with the emphasis on marketing & sales, keeping our overhead down.
In 2009, Dimitri was re-hired; my son joined the firm, he was 22 years old and experienced the hard time as well as the re-bounce we experienced since then. Like myself, he was trained in all the venues of ETC and he is presently our VP Sales. I can say that since 2010, we are growing, expending again.
In 2010 Danna Creal joined us in the management team and Danna is making a great personal contribution to ETC International Freight System, Danna is like family, caring & trust-worthy.
Happy together, now a second generation business about to celebrate 30 years since our creation, more ready than ever to make a difference in our lives as well as our customers shipments. To conclude here, we want to express our sincere thanks to our customers, especially the ones that have been helping us since the early years by entrusting their goods to our dedicated staff that is making ETC International Freight System family that we are.
From inception over 40 years ago PK Marine thought they had seen it all, from Oil and Gas projects to the automotive industry, from packing for defence contractors to high precision pharmaceutical machines.
On the 9th of July 2012 PK Marine started work on an export packing project a little out of the ordinary. Export packing of a F35, fighter jet is not something you do everyday.
After numerous discussions with the prime contractor and the shipping agents, PK Marine was given the job of protecting the jet for its 4700 mile voyage from Hull to America.
After our initial site induction included security checks and health and safety requirements, a 4 man team started work on the test article which is over 10 meters wide, 15 meters long and weighed over 10 tonnes. With only a small window to complete the task PK Marine finished ahead of schedule on the 12th of August. With one return trip, on the day the jet was lifted and taken to the docks our part of the shipment was complete.
From initial consultation and design through to packing, warehousing and shipping, PK Marine have the skills, experience and facilities to assist with your requirement.
‘Thanks Ben, all went accordingly to plan and the aircraft reached home base all wrapped safe and sound a good job all round’ Account Director at lead logistics provider.
November 26, 2013 rudee
Despite a recent steadying in the pace of growth, China continues to be a vibrant and dynamic trading environment and is still the world s second largest economy by a significant margin. Important initiatives like the new 29 sq km Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), are expected to drive production and boost the Asian logistics market at large. The huge warehousing facility, Shanghai Pudong Air Cargo Terminal s PACTL West, is another trade-boosting initiative which has gone from strength to strength since opening for business in 2009. Vast volumes of manufactured products continue to arrive in the UK and Eurozone from China, and there s no reason to imagine this could diminish in the foreseeable future.
But large-scale freight movements from China have attracted the interest of the scammers. BIFA has recently published a warning about emails from unknown Chinese forwarders, which we quote:
On face value these emails appear to be from independent forwarding companies looking for UK partners, by way of offering cheap ocean rates. The majority may be genuine, but for some, deep down there is criminal intent. Once an agreement is in place and business starts, all appears to be normal. This is until the cargo arrives at the UK port and no-one has received the original Bill of Lading. When contacted the Chinese forwarder then demands a large ransom for the release of the original Bills of Lading. The dilemma for UK forwarders and their customers is whether to pay, knowing the pain and cost that comes with not having the original documentation. BIFA recommends diligence and advises that whilst entering into any form of agreement, with an overseas partner, just asking for a signature on an agency agreement is not good enough.
At CCL, we agree that diligence is paramount and it s part of what we do. Our job is to take care to ensure that all the necessary paperwork is produced in a timely manner to accompany your shipments. This gives you, the freight forwarder, the security of knowing that there will be no surprises when your cargo arrives in the UK.
It s a complicated world, and it s important to proceed with caution, especially when there s money or your reputation at stake. CCL can help ensure your cargo arrives properly documented, which means it can reach its final destination in good time.
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- Carryout marketing research and customer survey to assess demand, brand positioning and awareness.
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Celebrating 30 years of international freight forwarding
Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 05:52 PM
ETC International Freight System a true story from our founder
Part # 1 The beginning
Although, I incorporated in 1984, my involvement in the international freight forwarding started when I immigrated to the USA from France in 1981. I was employed by Marshall Brownfield a freight forwarder that handled wearing apparel near the LAX. I was then 24 years old.
With my broken English, Marshall had me in the warehouse where I took upon myself to re-organize the incoming shipments of wearing apparels with receiving, manifesting, warehousing, inventory, in a nutshell the in & out. Luckily, my family background was in the textile manufacturing & I grew up in that environment working on & off for my father. This position did not last long, as Marshall & his French agent namely TTA, thought I would better be used in a sales capacity.
I was sent for training to New York for several weeks to work with the TTA office & came back with my new international freight forwarding skills. Working with the French importers in Los Angeles, obviously, was of no issue for me, I must say I did struggle with the all American customers importing from France. I can capsulate the feeling with one customer s remark: Call me back when you speak English”. I thought the sarcasm was well deserved, not that I felt at the time like laughing, but, from that point on-ward, I was committed to become articulate in English. Of course, over the years, there were other times, when I was corrected or made fun of mostly by my kids, but never, was the sting as vivid as the first time.
Several months after my employment, I was fired. We know the French have certain arrogance about them; you can add a good dose of spontaneity from my personality fueled by comments directed at Marshall (the owner). I acted as I was Captain America, when Marshall s exploded with anger at employees, which I felt was shockingly inappropriate above and beyond his company status. In his defense, I must admit that my lack of timing was enormous, as had I waited for a more inconspicuous place and time, adding more deference, I would surely have avoided what ensued. Marshall was a good man that gave me a job, a shelter and lent me his old Mercedes Benz from the 50s (gear shift next to the steering wheel). I repaid him with an un-timely remark and blew a piston on his Mercedes Benz, not knowing how to get to his 4th gear I did get my driver s license with that car, parallel parking on a hillside (Parisian trained driver), impressing the placid inspector. I am grateful to Mr. Marshall Brownfield & would apologize for the behavior should he be still standing. I had a few repeats of a similar nature that pursued me many times over in the years that followed.
2 years of struggle ensued. Out of a job, threaten by Marshall Brownfield to call the INS. I was doing menial jobs to earn a living, while learning the language and the many cultural differences seeking to assimilate. I will spare you the details, but, I may amuse you sharing a couple of them. Looking for jobs when you are so foreign and perhaps a bit strange for the main stream America forces you to get out of your comfort zone. So, I was in my life time a basic construction worker sent to retrieve various tools coming back with the wrong ones (lost in translation), for a punishment or their amusement, I was directed to work underneath the bottom of homes in Palos Verdes, using crawling spaces, seeking among dead rats, spiders, dirt and pipes the area to work on, discovering in the process what claustrophobia is like. A massive panic attack would surge, just about un-controllable, thinking, I was sent there to be buried alive, a magnified worse nightmare. For sure, my work there was incomplete.
To make ends meet, I was living in houses in Beverley Hills waiting to be sold or tear-down (I knew the listing agent), she was a caring listing agent. I was a home decorator for a short while, but, this did not pan out. I was not climbing the social ladder & left Los Angeles for some fresh air, living in Aspen in Colorado for a few months working as a busboy, a waiter, as well as being part of the work force on the slopes before the world ski cup started. This time in Aspen ended abruptly when I was asked by the judge that it would be best to leave the town. Yes, you guessed it; I had another Captain America episode. Here is the story: After being insulted up & down for returning a food platter from an un-satisfied patron & joining a waitress picking up a morsel off the returning platter (mea-culpa), the chef, which I recall was Middle Eastern, yelling insult at me, then got me fired for telling him how poor was the choice of words were. The injustice felt overwhelming and after I received my small severance check from an apologetic boss that hardly could argue my value against the value of a chef. My decision was made that there are lessons best learned by afflicting moderate pain and against the potential consequences. Going back to the kitchen, I pretended with the chef that the boss decided to keep me after all & got the chef away from his kitchen and his knives. Then, I proceeded by gently knocked the wind out of him, but, unfortunately, he landed on a table filled with clean dishes. The entire occupants of the restaurant running in to the fracas… I received a $ 70 fine for disturbing the peace & was suggested to consider leaving town. After leaving the courthouse, I had a small following, which at first worried me, but, as it turned out bought me a beer wanting to know the inside details. At some point, I did leave the town, the ski slopes and a ravishing young lady. Assimilation was rough, but well underway.
Back in Los Angeles, living with friends, I hit a wall going nowhere and running out of cash. Anxieties running high, afraid to fail, I remember speaking with my older brother, whom gave me a piece of his wisdom & it went like this; Since you want to stay & do not want to follow the family footsteps (textile industry) and had several months of experience in the freight business, why not look into it again .
This gave me the direction, I needed. I sold my motorcycle, bought myself a plane ticket back to France & interviewed with 32 French forwarders, which 2 of them were interested in opening an office in Los Angeles. The first one was Galax’ Air International that agreed to have me represent them independently. The second was SCAC, a French conglomerate that was strong in Africa. SCAC had a relationship with an agent Radix International & offered me to work for them inside Radix International in Los Angeles. I chose SCAC, being poor and not quite qualified to open my own freight forwarding company. This was 1982 / 83. Beyond sales, I was trained to administrate an office, which was extremely beneficial when I founded ETC International Freight System.
This was a very successful employment. I hired an assistant and we moved on Century Blvd into a luxury 1 office space with secretarial front desk. My parents visited me & were impressed with the outfit. I was a happy man & married my American wife, whom gave me instant stability and a razor sharp focus. At last, I was no longer working for myself, but, for us and our children to be. But, life keeps throwing twists here and there. SCAC was happy with the success of this satellite office and wanted more. They sent a company name to re-structure a bigger office & I found myself suddenly confounded in sales with a new boss from Switzerland that used words like his people, in a context that reminding me of the old nobility addressing the serfs. By then, I had learned enough of the American way, coupled with a strong independent nature. I left SCAC & in a hurry, opening my company, next door having a few customers dedicated & the owner of Galax Air, Mr. Francois Dusseque with whom, I kept close contact. Francois Dusseque had trust in me & gave me advance on commission for the traffics to be, which helped me establishing my first few months in business. In addition, my relationship with my bank was great & since SCAC before opening their larger office was using an account under my name (the good old days once upon the West ). I had credit, and, let us remember that in 1984 under the Reagan era, the import was booming with a strong dollar over the Franc currency (before the Euro). And so, my little firm had the incredible advantage to receive the customers payments here and repay the agents (European) so fast that they were experiencing something no other freight forwarders (agents) ever offered; fast return (15 days or less repayment) on their invoices. It was the inception of P Malinbaum Company DBA Euro Transport Connections & later on DBA ETC International Freight System. What happens next is to me fantastic.
Part 2. Beyond the pathway that led me to freight forwarding over 33 years ago with the incorporation of what became ETC International Freight System in the summer of 1984.
A fast growing Shipping, Logistics and Freight Forwarding Company with offices across Nigeria requires the services of:
We require services of a vibrant and highly experienced professional for the above position at our office in Lagos.
- Ensuring that vessels continue to meet the standards and criteria required by Clients, Class and Statutory rregulations
- Authority to stop any person from performing an unsafe act.
- The Marine Superintendent may direct any Master, Officer or crew member on any issue regarding health safety, and security or pollution prevention whil noting Master’s overriding authority onboard.
- The Marine Supertendent may correspond with the Client on all contractual and operational issues.
OPERATION ROLES AND REPONSIBILITIES
- Ensuring company owned and managed vessels are operated in a safe, efficient and economical manner and in full compliance with Class and Statutory regulations.
- Liaising with the Port Captain and Vessel Master with reference to Certification, Safety Equipment and Loose Lifting Gear etc.
- Provide an on time, safe, reliable, and cost effective marine service operation for vessels during project.
- Create an enviroment of continous improvement.
- Identify, Manage and monitor risks.
- Advise on the operations of his specific vessel
- Liaise closely with the vessels’ masters and chief engineers to ensure the vessels hulls, machinery and equipment are operated efficiently and maintained in good condition.
- Ensure that accident and incidents are reported and investigated and corrective actions taken;
- Liaise with local authorities for the smooth operation of the vessels in their territorial waters.
- Ensure that the vessels in all aspects comply with the requirements of Classification Society and Government Regulations and hold valid trading and survey certificates at all times.
- Ensure the compliance of the vessels to the ISM Code within his area of responsibility and assist with the investigation of incidents.
- To identify opportunities to improve facilities to increase customer service and company value.
- Ensure to have a good working relationship with the client.
- Liaising with the Personnel Department regarding all aspects of travel, crew changes and other Personnel issues in conjunction with the Vessel Department regarding all aspect of travel, crew changes and other Personnel issues in conjunction with the Vessel Master. Monitor crew overlap days.
- Undertaling visits offshore to vessel on locations as required.
- Ensuring that end of month vessel paperwork is reviewed and outstanding issues acted upon
- Assisting in the internal and external audits of vessel which we own, manage or operate.
- Liaising with all agencies operating in the ports regarding vessel clearance
- Manage all marine related activities including ship chandelling activities
- A good first degree from a reputable University/Polytechnic or relevant professional qualification(s) will be an advantage.
- Some Maritime experience preferred.
- Qualified Deck Officer preferably with command experience
- Onshore experience in project team.
- Knowledge of charter party’s and all contractual clauses
- Experince in contractual relations with the client position.
- Must have a strong background as a Marine Superintendent with a minimum of 10 years’ experience.
- Must be familiar with vessel clearance proceddures and pilotage
- Must be able handle all administrative issues, correspondences etc, without supervision.
- Must be familiar with Supply Barges and have excellent marine expertise.
- Must be a computer literate
Interested and qualified candidates should forward complete resume to:
Only qualified candidate that meets the above criteria need to apply.
Job Type: fulltimeRequired Experience: 3-5 year(s)Desired Courses: *