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Tropical Storm Karen Update

Posted October 4, 2013
Category Company News
National Hurricane Center Bulletin Number 6 10:00 am cdt, Friday October 04, 2013 Location: 25.6 N / 90.2 W - About 250 miles (405 km) SSW of the mouth of the Mississippi River - About 290 miles (465 km) SSE of Morgan City, Louisiana Maximum Sustained Winds: 50 mph (85 km/h) Present Movement: NNW or 330 degrees at 10 mph (17 km/h) Minimum Central Pressure: 1003 mb (29.62 inches) Tropical Storm Karen ~ Watches and Warnings The tropical storm warning has been extended westward and is in effect from Grand Isle, LA to Morgan City, LA. A hurricane watch is…

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Captain Phillips ~ The Taking of the Maersk Alabama

Posted October 4, 2013
Category Company News
On December 8, 2011, J.W. Allen & Co., Inc received a cold call from a representative of a company that would eventually become a new client. The nature of the call was like many others before and since; someone needing information and advice on exporting from the U.S. and elsewhere. As with any client, new or otherwise, we were delighted to take the time to discuss this shipper’s needs and expectations. The shipper had cargo originating in multiple locations within in the U.S. as well as one in Germany and was looking for a freight forwarder who could handle the…

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Family News - September 2013

Posted September 11, 2013
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family member a Happy Birthday: Erin Clancey – September 12th Anniversaries: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family members a Happy Anniversary for all the time and dedication they have given us: Michele Ellis – September 2nd – 22 years BILLY APP - SEPTEMBER 5th - 50 YEARS! WOW - That's a lot of  Time & Dedication!

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Family News - August 2013

Posted August 6, 2013
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing J.W. Allen & Co. a Happy Birthday J.W. Allen & Co. – August 8th - 81 years of Good Times! Anniversaries: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family member a Happy Anniversary for all the time and dedication they have given us: Peggy Bordelon – August 16th – 14 years

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Family News - July 2013

Posted July 9, 2013
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family member a Happy Birthday: Terry Grisamore – July 23rd Anniversaries: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family members a Happy Anniversary for all the time and dedication they have given us: Terry Grisamore – July 11th - 14 years Kristi App - July 16th - 12 years Gretchen Groom - July 25th - 2 years Holidays: Happy Independence Day – July 4th - Office Closed

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Electrical Power Outage Temporarily Affecting Our Operations

Posted July 1, 2013
Category Company News
Entergy Corp. is presently experiencing challenges in our area affecting our operations as our area is presently without power. Entergy has estimated power should be restored to our area by 11:00 a.m. cst.  Please be guided accordingly.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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GSP is Due to Expire on July 31, 2013

Posted June 19, 2013
Category Company News
Without Congressional action the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade preference program will lapse and expire after July 31, 2013.  Simply put, a lapse or expiration of GSP means Customs duties will be levied on a wide variety of products imported from developing countries.   Importers bear the brunt of a lapse in GSP by being forced to pay the applicable regular rate of duty at the time of importation.  Although GSP has widespread support in Congress, the outlook for the passage of legislation prior to the July 31, 2013 deadline is not positive.  Many in the industry are stating the…

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CBP Set to Begin Issuing Liquidated Damage Penalties

Posted June 13, 2013
Category Company News
CBP has advised the trade community that effective July 9, 2013 full enforcement of the Importer Security Filing (ISF / 10 + 2) and its provisions will begin.  The full enforcement of ISF means CBP will start issuing liquidated damage penalties against ISF Importers and Carriers for non-compliance.   Full enforcement actions will not apply to the “ISF 5s,” which apply to goods transiting, but not remaining in the US.  This includes goods moving on immediate export or transportation and exportation bond moves and to freight remaining on board. CBP stressed that every liquidated damages enforcement action instituted by a…

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Family News - June 2013

Posted June 11, 2013
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family member a Happy Birthday: Bill Yennie – June 4th Holidays: Happy Father’s Day – June 16th

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Family News - May 2013

Posted May 6, 2013
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family member a Happy Birthday: Michele Vicknair – May 10th Anniversaries: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family member a Happy Anniversary for their dedicated time & effort they have given us through the years: Monica "Taty" Hamburger – May 13th – 5 years Karen Johns - May 24th - 38 years Erin Clancey - May 25th - 3 years Holidays: Happy Mother's Day - May 12th J.W. Allen's Annual Crawfish Boil - May 24th Happy Memorial Day - May 27th - Office Closed

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Family News - April 2013

Posted April 7, 2013
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family member a Happy Birthday: Cathy Alvarez – April 24th Anniversaries: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family member a Happy Anniversary for their dedicated time & effort they have given us through the years: Jerry Becnel – April 10th – 18 years Festivals: French Quarter Festival - April 11th Strawberry Festival - April 12th - 14th N.O. Jazz Fest - April 26th - May 5th

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Birthdays and More

Posted March 4, 2013
Category Company News
March 2013 Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family members a Happy Birthday: Billy App - March 3rd Sandy Frazier - March 20th Karen Johns - March 24th Anniversaries: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family members a Happy Anniversary for their dedicated time & effort they have given us through the years: Heather Cortez - March 2nd - 2 years Debbie Janusa - March 25th - 11 years Holidays: Happy St. Patrick's Day - March 17th Good Friday - March 29th Happy Easter - March 31st Also Remember…

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USMX / ILA TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED

Posted February 6, 2013
Category Company News
Update on United States Maritime Alliance And  International Longshoremen’s Association Labor Negotiations WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen issued the following statement today, February 1st, on the labor negotiations between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association:   “I am extremely pleased to announce that the parties have reached a tentative agreement for a comprehensive successor Master Agreement. The tentative agreement is subject to the ratification procedures of both parties and, as well, to agreements being achieved in a number of local union negotiations. Those local negotiations are ongoing and will continue…

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February 2013

Posted February 6, 2013
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Kristi App & Gretchen Groom - February 09th Twice the reason to celebrate! Holidays: Mardi Gras Holiday - February 12th (Office Closed) Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll!) Happy Valentine's Day - February 14th

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Family News - January 2013

Posted January 2, 2013
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family members a Happy Birthday: Monica "Taty" Hamburger - January 2nd Debbie Janusa - January 25th Anniversaries: The following person celebrates her Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Co. this month: Cathy Alvarez - January 5th - 18 years Happy New Year!

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ILA / USMX Negotiations ~ 30 Day Extension Reached

Posted December 28, 2012
Category Company News
Statement by FMCS Director George H. Cohen on United States Maritime Alliance And International Longshoremen’s Association Labor Negotiations  WASHINGTON, D.C. — “I am extremely pleased to announce that the parties have reached the agreements set forth below as a result of a mediation session conducted by myself and my colleague Scot Beckenbaugh, Deputy Director for Mediation Services, on Thursday, December 27, 2012:   “The container royalty payment issue has been agreed upon in principle by the parties, subject to achieving an overall collective bargaining agreement. The parties have further agreed to an additional extension of 30 days (i.e., until midnight,…

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ILA / USMX Negotiations Update ~ Dec. 19th, 2012

Posted December 19, 2012
Category Company News
USMX Accepts, ILA Rejects Mediator’s Proposal for Contract Extension December 18, 2012 – USMX Evening Press Release NEWARK (DEC. 18, 2012) – At bargaining sessions held today, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) recommended a short contract extension to keep both parties at the bargaining table. While USMX agreed to the extension, ILA rejected it, refusing to discuss any changes to the status quo on container royalty and renewing its vow to strike. During a meeting Dec.10, the ILA Wage Scale delegates rejected the USMX proposal for a Master Contract and voted to strike when the current extension expires…

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Posted December 12, 2012
Category Company News
December Office Closures Please be advised of the following J.W. Allen & Company office closures in recognition of the Christmas Holiday. Dec 14th – Office Closure @ 3:30 p.m. J.W. Allen & Company Christmas Party Dec 24th & Dec 25th – Office Closed Christmas Holiday January 1st – Office Closed** New Year’s Holiday **A decision regarding the closure of our office on Monday December 31st (New Year’s Eve) will be forthcoming as we gather information on port and related industry closures. Should you require assistance during this time, please Click Here to access Emergency Contact information as available on our…

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Family News - December 2012

Posted December 10, 2012
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family members a Happy Birthday: Peggy Bordelon - December 21st Anniversaries: The following person celebrates her Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Co. this month: Beth Raymond - December 18th - 36 years Holidays: Christmas Eve - December 24th Christmas Day - December 25th - Merry Christmas! New Year's Eve - December 31st

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Family News - November 2012

Posted November 5, 2012
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family members a Happy Birthday: Heather McGlocklin - November 13th Beth Raymond - November 25th Anniversaries: The following persons celebrate their Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Co. this month: Bill Yennie - November 20th - 6 years Holidays: Veterans Day - November 11th Happy Thanksgiving - November 22nd

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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Posted October 9, 2012
Category Company News
The J.W. Allen family is continuing to have their customer’s best interest at heart. In the end, no matter the size or value of your shipment, we strive to have a satisfied customer. Whenever possible we utilize Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) technology, enabling us to electronically communicate and process shipment bookings and/or bills of lading with ocean carriers. As the process is completely computer driven no faxing or mailing of information is required. EDI is essentially a computer to computer exchange of documents between companies with this capability. As technology has proven, we live in a world in which doing…

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Family News - October 2012

Posted October 1, 2012
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family members a Happy Birthday: Jerry Becnel - October 12th Michele Ellis - October 14th Anniversaries: The following persons celebrate their Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Co. this month. Sandra Frazier - October 26th - 3 Years Holidays: Happy Halloween - October 31st

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ILA / USMX Labor Negotiations ~ Breaking News!

Posted September 20, 2012
Category Company News
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director George H. Cohen announced at the close of today’s negotiations the ILA and USMX have agreed to extend the current collective bargaining agreement for a 90 day time period. The current ILA / USMX agreement originally set to expire on September 30, 2012 will now run through December 29, 2012. In reaching this agreement both sides emphasized their actions were taken “for the good of the country” to avoid any interruption in interstate commerce. The 90 day extension provides both parties the opportunity to effectively communicate and focus on core issues without the…

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Family News - September 2012

Posted September 17, 2012
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Co. family members a Happy Birthday: Erin Clancey - September 12th Anniversaries: The following persons celebrate their Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Co. this month. Michele Ellis - September 3rd - 21 years Billy App - September 5th - 49 years WOW - That's a lot of experience!

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Strike Fears Build As USMX / ILA Negotiations Breakdown

Posted September 5, 2012
Category Company News
The likelihood of an October 1ststrike is closer to becoming a reality as the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) broke off contract talks August 22nd.    Shipper’s fears are mounting as the current USMX / ILA contract expires on September 30th and any outage would greatly impact the flow of trade via East and Gulf Coast ports.  An ILA strike would have a staggering impact on the trade and retail industries as operations at 14 major ports from Maine to Texas would be affected if the ILA’s estimated 15,000 person workforce walked off the job…

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