Industry Links

Trade Publications / Information Services:

We subscribe to a host of publications that allow us to collect and bring to our clients the most current information about matters which affect their supply chains.

American Shipper

Crain’s Chicago Business

Customs Record

Try Customs Record for four weeks with no cost or obligation. Send your e-mail address to Ed Kemp, CR’s publisher, at customs.record@pacinfo.com. Please write “CR Free Trial” in the subject line.

Financial Times

International Trade Today

Journal of Commerce

National Customs Brokers and Forwarder’s Association of America

Datamyne – Global import trade data

Professional Organizations:

We are members of several local and national organizations which allow us to leverage the strength of our industry to be advocates for importers and exporters.

Cargo Services Network (formerly IATA-International Air Transport Association)

National Customs Brokers and Forwarder’s Association of America

Government Agencies:

In today’s environment where security has taken on paramount importance in transportation, we are focusing more and more on working closely with those government agencies who impact trade. Here are the key players:

Animal, Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Bureau of Industry and Security

Census Department

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Customs & Border Protection

Federal Maritime Commission

Fish and Wildlife

Food & Drug Administration

International Trade Commission

Transportation Security Administration

Other Resources

The Camelot Company

Freight and Logistics Glossary

Incoterms®? SWPM? Duty drawback? These are just a few of the acronyms or terms that importers must be aware of that impact them when shipping goods into the United States. For a list of some of the most commonly-used terms that are heard around the industry, click the link to check our glossary of terminology.

The Camelot Company

Calculators and Conversion Charts

While the United States operates on the Imperial system, the rest of the world is metric. Need help converting inches to millimeters? We've got a handy resource for that. Trying to calculate how much volume a shipment takes up and whether or not to go LCL or FCL is important for determining landed cost. Click the link for our useful container resource chart to compare container sizes and to determine the correct size container for your shipment. Remember, a 20' container doesn't cost half as much to ship as a 40' container - so it is important to choose wisely when ordering and calculating shipping costs.